Overview

This tutorial will walk you through the installation of the following pieces of software:

  • Google Earth Pro - Google Earth is a geobrowser that accesses satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry, and other geographic data over the internet to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe.

  • QGIS - A cross-platform free and open-source desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis.

  • Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Illustrator is a paid application, although a free 1-week trial is available through Adobe. Typically, we focus our teaching around open-source tools. Unfortunately, open-source competitors fall short in a lot of the exercises we will take you through on Saturday. Adobe Illustrator is installed on the Journalism School’s lab computers, so you can use what you learned even without buying Illustrator for your laptop. So, prior to the workshop, please sign-up for the 1-week trial.

Installing Google Earth Pro on a Mac

  1. Go to Download Google Earth Pro (Mac)

  2. Click Agree and Download to begin the download.


    Google Earth Pro 1
  3. Locate and open the GoogleEarthProMac-Intel.dmg file, double-click to open the installer.


    Google Earth Pro 2
  4. Follow the steps to install the software.


    Google Earth Pro 3

Installing QGIS (3.x) on a Mac

  1. Go to Download QGIS for your platform and choose the right version for your operating system.

    QGIS 1
  2. Locate and open the QGIS-macOS-3.x.x-x.dmg file, double-click to open the installer.


    QGIS 2
  3. Before install, open and read Read Me.rtf to make sure your machine has the right setup

    QGIS 3
  4. First, open 1 Install Python 3.rtf and click on the link to Python 3.6.

    QGIS 4
  5. On the Python download page make sure you select a 3.6.x version of Python, NOT a 3.7.x.

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  6. On the Python 3.6.x page, scroll down to the Files section and select the right one for your computer. To check what version of OS you are running, click on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your computer and select About This Mac. It will say something like macOS Mojave or macOS HighSierra and underneath it will have the version number.

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  7. Most probably you will need the macOS 64-bit installer. Click on the one you need and download it.

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  8. Locate and open the python-3.6.8-macosx10.9.dmg file, double-click to open the installer.


    QGIS 2
  9. Finally, double click on the 2 Install QGIS 3.pkg from the initial download and follow the instructions. If you are having trouble opening the package because it's fron an "unauthorized developer", right-click on the package and select Open, this will bypass this security feature.

Installing Adobe Illustrator on a Mac

  1. Go to Adobe Illustrator and click on Free Trial. For students, Adobe offers a free trial of the whole Creative Cloud Suite.

    Adobe Illustrator 1
  2. Click on Start free trial and follow the instructions.

  3. Once you've installed the Creative Cloud app, sing in with the credentials you set in the previous step.

    Adobe Illustrator 2
  4. Once you sign in, go to the Apps tab and install Illustrator CC.

Installing Google Earth Pro on Windows 10

  1. Go to Google Earth Pro Versions and clik on Download Earth Pro on desktop

    Google Earth Windows 1
  2. Click Agree and Download circled in red to begin the download

  3. Once you download the installer find the GoogleEarthProSetup.exe file and run it. Agree to let the software be installed.

  4. GEP Windows 10 3

Installing QGIS (3.x) on Windows 10

  1. Go to Download QGIS for your platform and choose the right version for your operating system.

  2. Download QGIS Standalone Installer Version 3.4 (64 bit)

    QGIS Windows 1
  3. Launch the installer and allow it to install.

    QGIS Windows 2
  4. Follow the installer’s steps. Don’t install any of the included data sets. Sit back for a few minutes while it copies everything it needs.

Installing Adobe Illustrator on Windows 10

  1. Go to Adobe Illustrator and click on Free Trial. For students, Adobe offers a free trial of the whole Creative Cloud Suite.

    Adobe Illustrator 1
  2. Click on Start free trial and follow the instructions.

  3. Once you've installed the Creative Cloud app, sing in with the credentials you set in the previous step.

    Adobe Illustrator 2
  4. Once you sign in, go to the Apps tab and install Illustrator CC.