Tutorial : Getting started with Elk

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This tutorial will show you how to:

Level: beginner

Expected time: 10 minutes


Download and run the application

Unzip the software

Once downloaded, please unzip the file called 'std_elk_0_8_xxx.zip' (you should have win32 or win64 instead of xxx). The folder application contains the file 'Elk.exe'. Please double click on it.

From root space to project

The root space

At first run, root space will show up.

Elk root space
Fig 1 : Elk root space.

Create and open workspace

From the menu-bar, select 'File | New workspace'

Create a new workspace
Fig 2 : Create a new workspace.

Dialog shows up. Click 'OK' button.

New workspace dialog
Fig 3 : New workspace dialog.

Please wait while creating workspace.
Newly created workspace is open.

Fig 4 : Workspace.

Create and open project

From the menu-bar, select 'File | New project'.

Create a new project
Fig 5 : Create a new project.

Dialog shows up. Enter new project's name, next click 'OK' button.

New project dialog
Fig 6 : New project dialog.

Please wait while project workspace.
Newly created project is open, showing the welcome tab in the 'Manage' perspective.

Elk project, welcome tab
Fig 7 : Elk project, welcome tab.

Use the Geo-located objects tab

Switch from welcome tab, to the tab called 'Geo-located objects'.

Elk project, geolocated objects
Fig 8 : Elk project, geolocated objects.

In the right panel, corresponding to Earth view, click on radio-button located in the toolbar called 'Flat'. The Earth representation changes from round to flat. Zoom on Earth with wheel mouse.
That's it!

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