Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth is a geographic information system produced by Google. It is installed on a users system as a client which then obtains geographic data from Google's servers via the internet. The mouse control of Google Earth is fairly intuitive to anyone that is used to a web browser. To get the most out of this software a user must become familiar with how to manipulate the various layers and personal locations. Overall the interface is very usable for novice and experienced users.

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Screenshot of Google Earth image.
Golden Rules Google Earth
Is consistent 5
Caters to universal usability 3
Offers informative feedback 3
Provides dialogs that yield closure 4
Prevents errors 3
Permits easy reversal of actions 5
Offers support for internal locus of control 5
Reduces short-term memory load 5
Total Score 33
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