Google Earth Tutorials Part II


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Creating basic placemarks - adding text, aligning text, font size, adding images, image attribution, web links, email links, lists, and saving placemark data

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Google Earth Tutorials Part II

  1. 1. Networked Learning<br /><br />Google Earth TutorialsPart II – Creating Basic PlacemarksHosts – Thomas Cooper, Alice Barr<br />
  2. 2. Placemarks Visualize Information<br />Text<br />Images<br />Web Links<br />Video<br />Audio<br />Icons<br />Slides<br />Documents<br />Navigation<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  3. 3. Data Layers Contain Placemarks<br />Over 206 layers in the primary data base<br />Major ones: roads, traffic, weather, Wikipedia, National Geographic, and global awareness.<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  4. 4. Creating Basic Placemarks<br />Directions<br />Find the location on earth you want the placemark.<br />Click on the yellow push pin in the toolbar<br />Name the placemark<br />Enter the text you want to visualize.<br />Press OK.<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  5. 5. Editing Placemarks<br />Directions<br />Right click on the placemark in the Places panel<br />Choose properties from the menu<br />Placemark will open, allowing you to add information.<br />Hint: In order to change the location of a placemark, you need to have the properties box open.<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  6. 6. Organize Placemarks within Folders<br />Directions<br />Go to the “Places” panel<br />Right-click on “My Places” icon<br />Add &gt;&gt; Folder<br />Name the folder<br />Click and drag any placemarks you have crated into that folder<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  7. 7. Adding Text<br />Directions<br />Right click on the placemark<br />Go to properties<br />Type in the text you want<br />Use HTML tags to organize text<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  8. 8. Text Header Tags<br />&lt;h1&gt;text&lt;/h1&gt; - Largest<br />&lt;h2&gt;text&lt;/h2&gt;<br />&lt;h3&gt;text&lt;/h3&gt;<br />&lt;h4&gt;text&lt;/h4&gt;<br />&lt;h5&gt;text&lt;/h5&gt;<br />&lt;h6&gt;text&lt;/h6&gt; - Smallest<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  9. 9. Aligning Text<br />&lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt; This text will be aligned left&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p align = &quot;center&quot;&gt; This text will be centered &lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p align = &quot;right&quot;&gt; This text will be aligned right&lt;/p&gt;<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  10. 10. Images Need to Be Online<br />GE uses XHTML code to refer to an image stored online.<br />Use photosharing sites to store your photos: Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Album, Photobucket, or a Wiki<br />
  11. 11. Working with Images<br />Main Image Tag<br />&lt;imgsrc=“imagename.jpg” height=“#” width=“#” align=“position”)<br />Dimensions &lt;height=n width=n&gt;<br />Height and width of image<br />Alignment &lt;align=“center”&gt;<br />Places image on page, either left, center or right)<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  12. 12. Anatomy of a Tag<br />Open Tags and Closed Tags<br />Open Tag &lt;tag&gt; and Close Tag &lt;/tag&gt;<br />Tags are nested<br />Three parts of a tag: (tag, attribute, value)<br />Example<br />&lt;imgsrc=“filename.jpg” height=100 width=100&gt;<br />tag<br />attribute<br />value<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  13. 13. Adding Web Links<br />Main Tag Structure<br />&lt;a href=“website.html”&gt;Link Text&lt;/a&gt;<br />Web Link<br />
  14. 14. Working with Email Links<br />Email Link<br />For information on an Everest climbing trip &lt;a href=&quot; Desired on Mount Everest Climbing Expedition&quot;&gt;contact me&lt;/a&gt;.<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  15. 15. Working with Lists<br />&lt;b&gt; Equipment List&lt;/b&gt;<br />&lt;ul&gt; unordered list (or)<br />&lt;ol&gt; ordered list (1., 2., 3.)<br />&lt;li&gt;list item one<br />&lt;li&gt;list item two<br />&lt;/ul&gt; or &lt;/ol&gt;<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  16. 16. Use Rulers to Separate Page Elements<br />&lt;hr&gt;<br />No closing tag necessary<br />Can be set to a specific length <br />&lt;hr width=“pixels”&gt;<br />&lt;hr width=“300”&gt;<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  17. 17. Saving Your Work<br />Directions<br />Click and drag found places into the folder you created<br />Make sure the folder is checked.<br />Collapse the folder<br />Highlight the folder by clicking on it.<br />Go to File &gt;&gt; Save As &gt;&gt; Save Place As<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  18. 18. Online HTML Tutorials<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  19. 19. Elluminate Session Archive<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  20. 20. Presentation Slides & Resources<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  21. 21. Next Session<br />Monday Nov. 23rd 8 pm EST<br />Google Earth Geometry<br />Topics: Points, Paths, & Polygons<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />