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  1. 1. Google Earth – A ObjectsLicense Some rights reserved by FlyingSinger
  2. 2. Content• Museum Objects selected to capture lat/longs to map onto Google Earth.• Objects spread across all collecting areas and all parts of the globe.• Essentially research work – using the provided object statement to find out the lat/longs; this requires looking carefully at object statements.• Most of this research will need to be done online – but there is also the Museum library if people are able to make it into the museum.• Generally we preference maker or manufacturer location for this project but sometimes their will be some confusion as to which part of the object statement is relevant to mapping to Google Earth. When in doubt you can contact us to discuss and resolve any issues. In some cases there will be no one correct answer to these problems so the museum will make the final decision in discussion with you.
  3. 3. Content• This leads to a second point (granularity). Do not waste too much time trying to research the exact street number of a business if it does not come quickly. A suburb or even London is acceptable for this project. Detail would be great but not if we can’t complete the project, again you are welcome to discuss this if you have any issues.• Where we have no manufacturing info it should then be associated with where it was used or installed.• ANY Questions email me or Mob – 0422142309• To get started you will need create your own Google maps account. The next few slides outline how to do this.
  4. 4. Create anaccount with Google
  5. 5. Go to myplaces to check projects etc
  6. 6. These are some examples of the kinds of object statements we will be working from.Discussing these with your teacher or a member of the museum staff will help ingetting an idea of how to start researching each object H101 Gas engine, horizontal, Dugald Clerk two-stroke, Stockport, cast 08 iron/steel, made by J E H Andrew & Co Ltd, Stockport, England, 1882-1892 - 53.4085 -2.1621 88/30 Medal dies, (4), for Sydney International Exhibition medals, steel, 1 designed by Samuel Begg, engraved by A.B. and J.S. Wyon, London, England, used at Sydney Mint, New South Wales, Australia, 1879 99/13 Epergne, model of the Broken Hill mine, silver/ glass/ wood, made 4/1 by Henry Steiner, retailed by August Brunkhorst, Adelaide, South Australia, 1887-1888 A167 Plate, yellow gum blossom design, porcelain, hand painted by 9 Reginald Harry Austin from an original drawing by Marian Ellis Rowan for Royal Worcester Porcelain Co Ltd, England, retailed by Flavelle Brothers Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1912
  7. 7. Example
  8. 8. Address ofbusiness c1884
  9. 9. Use back button to get back to your originalpage – now have 80 Queen Victoria Street London and Stockton.
  10. 10. Click on maps tocheck locations
  11. 11. No results so lets use theQueen Victoria address in London
  12. 12. Right click ‘A’ locationto get this menu and then h/light drop lat/long marker
  13. 13. Lat/long appear
  14. 14. highlight and copy (c/ntrl c)
  15. 15. Paste both to lat column then cutand paste long (second number) into long column
  16. 16. Make sure you paste into hereand also remember to delete comma from entries
  17. 17. That’s it! You’re done, now you can move on to the next one.