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NASA World Wind featurer

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Land Sat 7

The whole Land Sat 7 imagery set is so large that it cannot be downloaded and saved on your PC. Therefore NASA World Wind downloads only what is required and saves it on your PC so that you can view it later.


SRTM stands for Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data. NASA World Wind combines this data along with Land Sat 7 imagery and because of this; it is able to provide bird’s eye view of earth. When you are viewing this imagery, you will feel as if you are actually flying over the places you view.

Saving places, images, Search Results and printing them

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

After performing a search, listing results panel will appear below search button. The search term that you enter becomes the title for that folder that contains top ten results within it. You can also collapse a search folder by simply clicking on minus icon that is next to search term. You can revisit search results by double clicking on item in search list. When you click on clear button, the search results in the listing get cleared.

When you log out of this software (Google Earth) search items are automatically cleared. However, search results can also be saved for upcoming Google Earth sessions in many ways given below:

Know the basics of Google earth

Friday, September 19th, 2008

One of the excellent basics of Google earth that you should learn is navigation the globe with Google earth. In Google earth you will see the globe and you can also see the terrain of the globe in 3D viewer. There are several ways if you want to navigate through 3D view of the earth. You can do it by making the use of mouse and you can do it by making the use of navigation controls.

Kyoto tourism in Google earth

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Google earth has great contribution in introducing various kinds of layers and there is addition of new layer that is Kyoto tourism. Through this layer, you will get maps and images of Kyoto place. With the help of this layer, you are able to take journey in Kyoto city from your own house. You can travel to various famous spots of Kyoto.

Navigation in Google Earth

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Viewing the Globe: Every time you launch Google Earth, planet Earth becomes visible in main window. Area that displays Earth is called 3D viewer. 3D viewer appears always in Google Earth and displays terrain, imagery, and useful information about places that are around the globe.

Zooming In: It is very easy to zoom in and out of places and landmarks like Grand Canyon. There are various ways to achieve this.

Zooming in Using a placemark: In this software, a placemark is nothing but a notation that marks a particular location. Every placemark in Google Earth is visible as a pushpin along with a label. For zooming to a place such as Grand Canyon, take the help of an existing placemark.

Panoramio in Google Earth

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Panoramio is a one kind of website through which digital photographers get encouragement for storing, organizing the photographs. This website also helps in showing all the photographs in Google earth and Google maps. Google is thinking to acquire Panoramio. It is because through this site Google can get fantastic and useful content. If Google acquires Panoramio, it also gets the rich content, developers, and excellent technology.

Google Earth’s General information

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Google Earth Pro has a number of additional features. In all, there are 6 support resources for the different versions of Google Earth. However all of them are not available for all versions and in all languages.

If you want to use Google Earth for your business purposes Google Earth Pro is a perfect version for you.

The additional features of Pro are as given under.

An area-measurement tool(this tool is useful for measuring areas in square feet, acres, miles, radii, etc.)

Data importing features allows you to ingest up to 2500 locations with reference to the address or longitude and latitude coordinates.

Google Earth, FAQ, General information, and comparison of the 3 versions

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The three versions of Google Earth provides the same imagery however they differ in their features and support. Google Earth is a version of personal use, while Plus and procedure are loaded with features because of which they prove to be useful for commercial or professional use as well.

Is it possible to open Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet in Google Earth?

This is possible with Google Earth Plus and Pro. However, remember that that spreadsheet would be just viewable. If you are using Google Earth Plus(for personal and home use), you can ingest 2500 points of data at a single time.

Using Google Earth search and explore your planet

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Using Google Earth, you can fly over to any planet and with the help of zoom feature; you can explore any location very closely. Google Earth is empowered with Google search engine to display world's geographic information. 3D imagery and data depict entire earth while satellite imagery depicts the cities that are around the globe in high resolution. Local search option allows you to search for hotels, restaurants, and also driving directions.

For just 20 dollars, you can upgrade your Google Earth to Google Earth plus. It enables higher resolution printing, GPS integration, customer support via electronic mail. It also adds sketch/draw tools that give richer annotations and data importer.

Using Layers in Google Earth

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The 'Layers' feature in Google Earth provides different data points of interest that you can choose for displaying over the viewing area. These include terrain, road, map, points of interest and also building data.

Here are some tips on how to use points of interest (POIs)

Follow these steps if you want to view a point of interest in the viewing region.

1] Adjust the 3D viewer to include the region that you want to explore. If you wish to find all colleges in a particular place or city, you need to adjust the viewer in order to see the entire city. This is possible by expanding size of your viewer. Or by zooming out. You can expand the viewer by using maximize window control or using the mouse you can drag the size of your window.

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