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Google earth

  1. 3. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program that was originally called Earth Viewer. </li></ul><ul><li>It was created by Keyhole, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Google. </li></ul><ul><li>OS Windows 2000, XP & Vista, Mac OS X, iPhone OS, Linux </li></ul>
  2. 5. OVERVIEW <ul><li>Google Earth displays satellite images of varying resolution of the Earth's surface </li></ul><ul><li>allowing users to visually see things like cities and houses from a bird's eye view. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth allows users to search for addresses for some countries, enter coordinates, or simply use the mouse to browse to a location. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth also uses data collected by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Google Earth supports managing three-dimensional Geospatial data through Keyhole Markup Language (KML). </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth has the capability to show 3D buildings and structures (such as bridges), which consist of users' submissions using SketchUp, a 3D modeling program. </li></ul><ul><li>Google added a feature that allow users to monitor traffic speeds at loops located every 200 yards in real-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Street View was fully integrated into the program allowing the program to provide an on the street level view in many locations. </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Arabic, </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese, </li></ul><ul><li>Czech, </li></ul><ul><li>Danish, </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch, </li></ul><ul><li>English, </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish, </li></ul><ul><li>French, </li></ul><ul><li>German, </li></ul>Google Earth is now also available in 23 languages: <ul><li>Hebrew, </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesian, </li></ul><ul><li>Italian, </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese, </li></ul><ul><li>Korean, </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian, </li></ul><ul><li>Polish, </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese, </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian, </li></ul><ul><li>Russian, </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish, </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish, </li></ul><ul><li>Thai, </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish. </li></ul>
  5. 8. FEATURES <ul><li>Sky mode </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth added a Sky tool for viewing stars and astronomical images. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sky is produced by Google through a partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore - Hubble Space Telescope. </li></ul><ul><li>Google's Earth maps are being updated each 5 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sky will face competition from the upcoming product WorldWide Telescope from Microsoft, anticipated soon. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Google Earth in Sky Viewing Mode
  7. 10. <ul><li>Street View </li></ul><ul><li>Google fully integrated its Street View into Google Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Street View provides 360° panoramic street-level views and allows users to view parts of selected cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas at ground level. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Street View, when operated, displays photos that were previously taken by a camera, and can be navigated by using the mouse to click on photograph icons displayed on the screen in your direction of travel. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Flight simulator </li></ul><ul><li>a flight simulator has been included as a hidden feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the system, it can be accessed by pressing Control+Alt+A, </li></ul><ul><li>After this feature has been activated at least once it appears under the tools menu. the option is hidden by default. Currently the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Cirrus SR-22 are the only aircraft that can be used, in addition to a few airports. </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Downtown Toronto, as seen from a F16 Fighting Falcon during a simulated flight. </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Pentium 3, 500 MHz </li></ul><ul><li>128 MB RAM </li></ul><ul><li>12.7 MB free disk space (400 MB for Linux) </li></ul><ul><li>Network speed: 128 kbit/s </li></ul><ul><li>16MB 3D-capable graphics card </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution of 1024x768, 16-bit High Color </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP or Windows 2000, Windows Vista(not Windows Me compatible), Linux and Mac OS X </li></ul>TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION Minimum system configuration
  11. 14. <ul><li>Most land areas are covered in satellite imagery with a resolution of about </li></ul><ul><li>15 m per pixel. </li></ul><ul><li>Some population centers are also covered by aircraft imagery </li></ul><ul><li>(orthophotography) with several pixels per meter. </li></ul><ul><li>Oceans are covered at a much lower resolution </li></ul>Resolution Lower Resolution High resolution
  12. 15. <ul><li>Google Earth Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth Pro </li></ul>versions
  13. 16. Google Earth vs. Plus vs. Pro
  14. 17. <ul><li>Save view as jpeg </li></ul>Exporting from Google Earth
  15. 18. Installation process
  16. 20. Combines satellite imagery, maps and Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Conclusion