Welcome to Earthguide. We hope this answers any questions you may have about software requiremnts for viewing our site. If there is anything with which we can assist you further, please contact us.
Many of our pages use supplemental programs that "plug in" to the web browser, to increase interactivity. Although several of these are likely to be active on your computer already, we have provided links to allow you to download free readers. We have also included a quick check so you can see if each program is installed and working on your system.
If not, go to the Macromedia Flash site, and click the button that says, "Install Now." A new page should load telling you that installation is complete. If a warning window pops up, click the "Yes" button at the bottom.
Quicktime is a movie-viewing program. Systems with QuickTime installed should display the movie of bubbles in a wave below.
Movie courtesy Grant Deane and Dale Stokes,
Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy
Link to the QuickTime web site to download the program if it is not already installed on your system. Click the silver "Download" button half-way down the page. Choose "Open" at the bottom of the pop-up window.
This program will allow you to view and manipulate three-dimensional molecular models. You should be able to view and rotate the calcite molecule below if Chime is installed.
This program reads documents for printing. Check the link below to see if a map of the world shows up:
Click the button to get Adobe Reader:
After choosing the appropriate language, connection speed, and operating system, click "Download" at the bottom of the page. At the bottom of the pop-up window, choose "Open," then follow the directions given.
Earthguide uses MrSID for many of its larger maps, because it allows you to view the map in high detail. Click on the link below to see if a full-sized map pops up.
If you do not already have MrSID GeoViewer installed, please follow this link to MrSID and click the red download button at the bottom of the page. You will have to register as a member, then follow the directions.
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