Community members get to know Google Earth

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Hannah Matulek, a librarian at the Michael Kusalaba branch, demonstrated different features of the Google Earth program to community members April 23 in celebration of Earth Day.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members used laptops provided by the library to explore the globe using the Google Earth Program to celebrate Earth Day April 23.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Hannah Matulek helped community members navigate the free Google Earth Program April 23 at the Michael Kusalaba library's Earth Day event.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Hannah Matulek taught community members how to use the Google Earth program April 23 for Earth Day.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Hannah Matulek organized the Explore the Globe with Google Earth event on April 23 at the Michael Kusalaba library to celebrate Earth Day.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

The Michael Kusalaba library celebrated Earth Day by getting to know Google Earth on April 22.

Librarian Hannah Matulek organized the event as a way for local teens and adults to get to know the program.

“Its free and there is a lot you can do and explore with it if you know how,” Matulek said.

During the event, community members each worked at their own lap top with the program previously downloaded.

Matulek worked through the basic set up of the program, how to navigate the maps and how to add and take away different features.

People gathered at the event were able to spend time learning how to navigate the different view points on the maps.

“It’s really cool because you can see anything, you can look up your home or you can visit an underwater shipwreck, it’s all there,” Matulek said.

Community members started by looking up the library’s location on the map, but quickly branched out to other locations.

Matulek gave step by step instructions on how to work different features, and assisted each person on navigating the program.

Each person who attended the event also went home with a packet explaining how to download the program and work the different features.

Matulek warned though that the program was huge, and often times was hard to run on a slow computer.

“It takes a lot of space to run a program that can show you the entire world with a few clicks,” she said.

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