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Visual Cue Narration
Slide Number 1

Title slide

Welcome to this Spoken tutorial on Search Places and Measure Distances.
Slide Number 2

Learning Objectives

In this tutorial we will learn about,
  • Search places
  • Place information data sheet
  • Measure the distance between two places.
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System Requirements

To record this tutorial, I am using;
  • Ubuntu Linux OS version 16.04
  • Marble version 1.8.3

The process demonstrated in this tutorial is identical in

  • Ubuntu Linux version OS 18.04
  • Marble version 2.2.20
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Pre-requisites

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To practise this tutorial, learner should be familiar with Marble interface.

For the prerequisite Marble tutorials, please visit this site.

Point to Search panel. We have already learnt about different panels in Marble.
Point on Search panel

Point on the search hbox

We will learn how to search places using the Search panel.

In the Search panel, we can see a search box.

Point on Search box

Point on binocular icon

Search box has a binocular icon with drop down arrow button.
Click on the down arrow button.

Point to Global search and Area search

Click on the down arrow button to show Global Search and Area Search.
Point on Global Search By default Global Search is selected.
Point on the search box. Let us enter the name of a place in the search box, to find its location on the map.
Type China in the search box. We will search for China on the map.

Type china in the search box.

Shows all the places starting with C in the list When we type the alphabet C, all the places starting with C appear below the search box.
Select China.

Press Enter.

Now select China from the list.

Press Enter key on the keyboard.

Point on the cross hair on China.

Rotate and zoom in to navigate China

Notice that a cross hair appears on the location of China on the map.
Go to View menu and check Crosshairs option. If crosshair option is not activated on your interface, go to View menu.

And check Crosshairs option.

Scroll the mouse wheel.

Rotate and zoom in to navigate China.

Let us zoom in and navigate to China.
Point on Chinaand click on it. After finding the location on the map, left-click on its label.
Point on the new data sheet on the screen. Place information data sheet appears on the screen.
Point on name and flag of the country On the top of this data sheet name and flag of the country are shown.
Point on coordinates, elevation etc. Next we have Coordinates table.

This table shows information about Longitude, Latitude and Elevation of a place.

Point on Place description and information appears.

Point on the brief history in the short description.

Below the table we have Short Description.

In the Short description, a brief history about the country is given.

Point to the scroll bar.


Scroll down to the bottom.

Data sheet has a scroll-bar to scroll to the bottom of the sheet.


Let us scroll down to the bottom.

Point on Fact sheet, Population and Area of the country.

Scroll up on the datasheet.

Now we have Fact sheet table.

It shows Population and Area of the country.

I will scroll up the data sheet.

Click on the x button on the data sheet. Click on the Close button to close the data sheet.
Click on the x mark on the right side to clear the search history. To clear the search history, click on the Clear button in the Search box.
Scroll the mouse wheel. I will zoom out to go back to default view on the map.
Type Mount.

Point on the list of mountains

Point on the list of mountains appeared on the search list.

Let us search for Mount Everest.

I will type Mount Everest in the search box.

When we start typing Mount, a list of mountains appears below the search box.

select Mount Everest from the list.

Press Enter key on the keyboard.


Point on Mount Everest.

Select Mount Everest from the list.

Press Enter key on the keyboard.

Point on place information data sheet.


Close the data sheet by clicking on the X button.

Mount Everest is shown the map.

Left-click on its label to show place information data sheet.

Let us close this data sheet.

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Assignment

An assignment for you.
  • Find the location of Russia on the map.
  • Show its place information data sheet on the map.
Cursor on the map. Next we will learn how to measure the distance between two places on the map.


Let us find the distance between Mumbai and Chennai.

Zoom in and locate Mumbai on the map.

Right click on its location.

I will zoom in and locate Mumbai on the map.

Then right click on its location.

Point on the Context menu.

Select Add measure point.

A context menu appears on the globe.

Select Add measure points option.

A white + sign appears on the location of Mumbai. A white plus sign appears on the location of Mumbai.
Click on Chennai and select Add measure points.


A white + sign appears on the location of Mumbai.

Next locate Chennai.

Right click on its label. Context menu appears again.

Select Add measure points option.

Point on the Red line appears on the screen. A red line, connecting Mumbai and Chennai is shown on the map.
Point on the red line shows distances in Km. The distance between Mumbai and Chennai is shown as 1020.5 Km.

This value may slightly change while you are measuring.

Point on the box below to the overview map, which shows distances in km. Total distance between these two places is also shown below the Overview map.
Right click on the map.

From the context menu select,

Remove Measure Points.

To remove the measure points, right click on the map.

Context menu appears.

Select Remove Measure Points option.

Cursor on the map. Now we do not see the measure points for Mumbai and Chennai.
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Assignment

An assignment for you.

Find the distance between Pune and Hyderabad on the map.

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Summary

Let us summarise,

In this tutorial have learnt about,

  • Search places.
  • Place information data sheet.
  • Measure distance between two places.
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Slide Number 11

Acknowledgements

Spoken Tutorial Project is funded by,

  • National Mission on Education through ICT and
  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching,

MHRD,Government of India.

Spoken Tutorial Project is funded by,

MHRD,Government of India.

This is Viji Nair from, IIT Bombay signing off. Thank you for watching.

Contributors and Content Editors

Madhurig, Nancyvarkey, Vijinair