Saturday, July 22, 2006

Google Earth step-by-step

In case you were wondering how you could get Google Earth on your computer but have no idea where to begin, here is a quick mini tutorial...


Step 1: Download the Google Earth Software >>here






Step 2: Install the software on your computer - just go through the standard setup/installation step-by-step wizard




Step 3: Click and open your Google Earth program. One of the first things to load should be this image of the Planet Earth




Step 4: Navigate to zoom into your location or keying in a specific address >>click here for quick tour
*Important Note: Some areas in developing countries (e.g. KK) may not be able to be located using the address feature - i.e. Google Earth is unable to recognise the address (probably due to poor local address system of that area) - in this case you will need to manually zoom-in and scroll about to find your desired location






Step 5: Mark, save and print images of location >>click here for guide on how to mark places


More information...

>>FAQs and Common Questions about Google Earth

>>How Do I...? Google Earth Help Center

>>Minimum PC requirements for installing Google Earth
Google Earth is a broadband, 3D application that not all computers can run
Desktop computers older than 4 years old may not be able to run it
Notebook computers older than 2 years old may not be able to run it
Ideally you need a network speed of 128 Kbits/sec to run it


* Dad, if all this seems to be quite beyond you, the easiest way may be to ask your engineer/staff to install it for you... or wait until the next time MH and I visit you again! (if you can wait that long)

5 comments:

  1. I think the next thing I will do is to search for mum's house in Sri Gading... should be interesting to get a glimpse of it... hopefully I manage to navigate around to locate it

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  2. I have a great time locating places in sabah. I did try to locate sri gading thru batu pahat but it was not clear

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  3. Wow! So you successfully installed and ran the program on your laptop! Hip hip horray! My daddy is soooo clever!

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  4. Dad is so excited with this new 'toy' that I can hardly edge in the laptop.

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  5. Ya... I can tell... he must be so engrossed in his new toy that he has no time to update his blog

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