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Table of Contents

Overview .................................................................................... 3 Viewing the Globe or Map ........................................................... 4 Switching Between View Modes ................................................. 4 Changing View Options............................................................... 6 Locating Cities ............................................................................ 7 Calculating Distances ................................................................. 7 Creating and Viewing Routes...................................................... 8 Working With Routes.................................................................. 8 Displaying Weather Information ................................................ 9 Changing 3D Atlas Settings ........................................................ 10 Printing ...................................................................................... 11 Using 3D Atlas Menus and Shortcuts .......................................... 12

OVERVIEW
In MacKiev 3D Atlas you can view a fascinating 3D spinning globe. Turn on the space elements and the Day/Night option, download clouds from the Internet and enjoy a view of the Earth as if you were looking at it from a space ship. You can also switch to the map view and zoom in to an enormous degree. Whats more, you can effortlessly locate cities on the globe or map, calculate the distance between any locations, and create your own routes or view samples, such as "Around the World in 80 Days". MacKiev 3D Atlas also allows you to see all available cities on the globe or map and display general information and weather forecasts for selected cities.

VIEWING THE GLOBE OR MAP


Using the View Control tools, you can switch between the globe and map. To switch between views, simply click the Globe or Map control. Using the Navigation Map, you can quickly jump to any area on the globe or map. In the Globe view, click anywhere on the Navigation Map and the globe smoothly rotates to show the area you clicked in the center of the screen. In the Map view, click anywhere on the Navigation Map and the map smoothly scrolls to show the area you clicked in the center of the screen. A transparent rectangle in the Navigation Map marks the area currently displayed in the view area. You can drag the rectangle across the Navigation Map to change the portion of the map that appears in the Main View area. Using the Spin Control tool, you can rotate the globe or move the map. To rotate the globe or move the map, click the left, right, top or bottom button of the Spin Control. To stop the globe or map moving, click the center button of the Spin Control.

SWITCHING BETWEEN VIEW MODES


Using Zoom mode, you can easily enlarge or reduce the view of the globe or map. To zoom the view: 1. Switch to Zoom mode by clicking the Zoom mode button. 2. Do one of the following: To zoom in, click an area on the globe or map. The location that is clicked moves to the center of the main view area. You can also drag the outline of an area you want to zoom in to. To zoom out, click an area on the globe or map while pressing the Option key. TIP: You can also zoom in or out using the Zoom slider.

Using Move mode, you can easily rotate the globe or move the map. To rotate the globe or move the map: Click the Move Mode button to turn the Move mode on, and drag the globe or map.

Using Full Screen mode, you can make the globe or map to fill the entire window. To switch to Full Screen mode choose Full Screen Mode from the View menu. The Remote Control tool that appears allows you to change the main view options.

While in the Full Screen mode, you can open the Remote Control drawer to change the view options described in the section below.

CHANGING VIEW OPTIONS


While in the globe view, you can show or hide the sun, moon, and stars. Press the black triangle next to the Space Elements icon and, from the pop-up menu that appears, choose a space element you want turn on or off. Alternatively, you can choose to see some or all space elements using the Space Elements submenu in the View menu. You can view the real day and night shadow on the globe and map. Click the Day/Night icon to turn this feature on or off. You can change the Day/Night settings in the MacKiev 3D Atlas Settings drawer. For more information, see Changing 3D Atlas Settings. Clicking the Grid icon you can turn the grid on or off. Press the black triangle next to the Grid icon and, from the pop-up menu that appears, choose 5, 10, 20, or Auto grid settings. If you choose the Auto option, the grid will automatically scale when you zoom the view in or out. In MacKievs 3D Weather Globe and Atlas you can download cloud formations from the Internet. You can choose to see the current position of clouds above the Earth, or the animation showing how the clouds moved during last three days. Simply press the black triangle next to Clouds icon and choose the option you want from the pop-up menu that appears. TIP: Choose Smooth 3 Day Animation option to see the animation in high quality. You can view a countrys borders on the globe and map. Click the Countries icon to turn the Countries mode on and position the pointer over the globe or map. With this option turned on, you can also double-click the highlighted country to zoom it in and fly to that part of the map. You can choose to display the nearest city name when you move the cursor over the globe or map. To do so, click the Nearest City icon to turn the Nearest City mode on. Click the All Cities icon to show all cities available in MacKiev 3D Atlas database. Cities will be displayed as yellow dots on the map or globe. You can view timezones on the globe and map. Click the Timezones icon to turn the Timezones mode on and position the pointer over the globe or map. Click the Weather icon to open the Weather palette, where you can see the current weather conditions of the selected city. For more information on this palette, see Displaying Weather Information.

LOCATING CITIES
Using the Cities List, you can easily locate any of the 10,000 cities available in the MacKiev 3D Atlas. To find the city you want, type its name in the Search field. For example, you can type "Auckland" to find the city, or "New Zealand" to get a list of all the cities in New Zealand.

TIP: Sometimes you need to type only the first few letters of the city or country name. Typing "Cupe", for example, is enough to find Cupertino. When the city you are looking for appears in the Cities list, click to select it and, if necessary, the globe will rotate to show you the city.

CALCULATING DISTANCES
Using the Distance Calculator, you can find the distance between any locations on the globe or map. To calculate the distance between cities, do one of the following: Click the checkbox next to each city name you want to add to Distance Calculator. Drag selected cities to the Distance Calculator list. Drag the selected cities to the globe or map. TIP: In the Distance Calculator list, you can change the order of the cities by dragging them.

As soon as you add more then one city to the Distance Calculator, the distance between them is automatically calculated.

CREATING AND VIEWING ROUTES


Using Route mode, you can create your own routes on the globe or map, or view samples, such as "Around the World in 80 Days". To create a Route: 1. Switch to Route mode by clicking the Route mode button. 2. Add locations to the route by: Clicking anywhere on the globe or map (the corresponding coordinates appear) Dragging cities from the Cities list to the globe or map Clicking the checkbox next to each city name you want to add to the route TIP: As soon as you add more than one city to the route, the distance between them appears in the Distance Calculator list and the cities on the route will be connected visually with a connecting line. To view route samples: Open the Route menu and choose the route you want to view from the Samples submenu.

WORKING WITH ROUTES


Using the Distance Calculator controls, its easy to work with routes: Load a previously saved route by clicking the Load button. In the dialog that appears, navigate to the route you want to load and click the Load button. Save your route by clicking the Save button, select a location for the route in the dialog that appears, and click the Save button. Clear the Distance Calculator list by clicking the Clear button. You can also: Undo all changes you have made to a previously saved route by choosing Revert to Saved from the Route menu. Delete cities from the route by selecting them and pressing the Delete key.

DISPLAYING WEATHER INFORMATION


Using Weather palette, you can see todays weather in the selected city and seven day forecast (if you are connected to the Internet). You can also view the country and region of the selected city, current date and weekday, GTM offset, and time zone. To open Weather palette, do one of the following: Click the Weather icon. Choose Show Weather Palette from the Weather menu. TIP: To add a city or cities to the Weather palette, drag the city you want from the Cities List to the palette. You can specify what information appears by clicking the black triangle in the palette title bar and choosing commands from the pop-up menu so that a checkmark appears next to them. To hide the information you don't need anymore, choose a command again so that the checkmark disappears. TIP: You can also change the palette layout by clicking the round green button in the title bar. The Weather palette is always visible, even if you switch to any other application. Using City Weather Details palette, you can see more detailed information about weather conditions in the selected city and expanded forecast if you are connected to the Internet. You can also view city name, region, current date and time, time zone, and coordinates of the selected city. To open the City Weather Details palette, do one of the following: Choose City Weather Details from the View menu. Double-click a city in the Cities list. To see current weather conditions and an expanded forecast, simply click the Current Conditions or Expanded Forecast disclosure triangle. NOTE: You must be connected to the Internet to download weather information.

CHANGING 3D ATLAS SETTINGS


Using MacKiev 3D Atlas preferences, you can set MacKiev 3D Atlas, to meet your individual requirements. Choose Preferences from the MacKiev 3D Atlas menu to open the Preferences dialog, where you can set the following options: Online Settings Use online services - if this option is turned on, MacKiev 3D Atlas will, when necessary, download clouds and weather information from the Internet. Measurement Units Use a 24-hour clock - Select this option if you want to use 24-hour clock for the Time slider in the Settings drawer. Use metric units - select this option if you want to use metric units for measuring distances in MacKiev 3D Atlas. Clouds Settings Level of details - choose the level of clouds detail that will be downloaded from the Internet. Note that the higher quality you choose, the longer it will take to download. Animation Speed - drag this slider to change the animation speed for the cloud formations. Weather Palette Opacity - drag the slider to set the desired transparency for the Weather palette. Using the Settings drawer, you can adjust your copy of MacKiev 3D Atlas. Click the Settings icon to open the Settings drawer, where you can do the following: Globe Transparency - drag this slider to set the desired transparency of the globe. Spinning Speed - drag this slider to set the spinning speed of the globe or map. Use specific time - select this checkbox if you want to see the day and night shadow for a specific time. Click the day, month or year in the field below this checkbox and set the date using the up and down arrows. You can also move the slider to set the desired time. Location Markers - drag this slider specify the size of pushpins which mark locations you select on the globe or map. Use metric units - select this option if you want to use metric units for measuring distances in MacKiev 3D Atlas. Show Apple Stores - select this option to see the location of the Apple Stores on the map or globe. Each Apple Store will be marked on the map or globe with apples. Weather Palette Transparency - drag this slider to set the desired transparency for the Weather palette.

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PRINTING
Using printing capabilities of MacKiev 3D Atlas you can print maps, clouds, route lines, grids, cities, and so on. Choose Print from the File menu. The Print dialog that appears offers a variety of printing options: Print map - Print the map that is currently in view. Print clouds - Print the clouds over the map. Print day/night separator - Print the day-and-night view. Route locations on map - Print the locations that are marked on the map. Route lines - Print the route lines between locations. Location names - Print the location names on the map. Print grid - Print the grid on the map. Print country borders - Print all the country borders. Print country names - Print the names of the countries on the map. Print all cities - Print all the cities. Distance calculator list - Print the Distance Calculator list as a table. This includes the locations marked on the map, the distances between them, and the total distance. Print Apple stores - Print the location of all Apple stores on the map. TIP: You can print all these elements even if the corresponding special modes (such as Day/ night, Grid, and so on) are not turned on in the application.

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USING 3D ATLAS MENUS AND SHORTCUTS

MacKiev 3D Atlas menu About MacKiev 3D Atlas Preferences Register MacKiev 3D Atlas Provide MacKiev 3D Atlas Feedback Hide MacKiev 3D Atlas Hide Others Quit MacKiev 3D Atlas File menu Browse the Earth Close Page Setup Print Edit menu Undo Redo Cut Copy Paste Delete Select All Undoes the changes made to a route Redoes the changes made to a route Cuts selected text in the Distance Calculator list and pastes it to the Clipboard Copies selected text in the Distance Calculator list and pastes it to the Clipboard Pastes cut or copied text Deletes selected text in the Distance Calculator list Selects all the distance calculator items Opens the MacKiev 3D Atlas window Closes the MacKiev 3D Atlas window Opens the Page Setup dialog Opens the Print dialog Opens the About and Credits panes of MacKiev 3D Atlas Opens the Preferences dialog, where you can change the MacKiev 3D Atlas settings Open the MacKiev 3D Atlas Registration dialog Connects you to the MacKiev 3D Atlas Feedback webpage Hides the MacKiev 3D Atlas application Hides all other open applications Quits the application

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Spelling submenu Spelling Check Spelling Check Spelling as You Type Special Characters View menu Zoom In Zoom Out Globe Map Zoom In Mode Move Mode Route Mode Full Screen Mode Space Elements submenu

Opens the submenu where you can choose how to check your spelling Opens the Check Spelling dialog Checks the spelling of selected text Checks spelling while you are typing. Misspelled words are underlined with red dots Opens the Characters palette, which you can use to type location names using special letters and symbols

Zooms the view in Zooms the view out Switches to the Globe view Switches to the Map view Switches to Zoom In mode Switches to Move mode Switches to Route mode Shows the globe or map filling the whole window Use to show the sun, moon and stars. Choose the elements you want to turn on or off Turns on or off the Day/Night feature on the globe and the map. You can change the Day/Night settings in the MacKiev 3D Atlas Settings drawer. For more information, see Changing 3D Atlas Settings Turns the latitude and longitude grid on or off. You can choose 5, 10, 20, or Auto grid settings Use to show cloud formation. To see clouds, you have to be connected to the Internet. You can choose whether to see the current cloud formation, or the movement of clouds over the last three days as an animation. Choose Smooth Animation for a high quality view Shows countries' borders when you position the pointer over a map Shows time zones when you move the pointer over the map or globe

Day/Night Mode

Grid submenu

Clouds submenu

Highlight Countries Highlight Time Zone

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Nearest City All Cities Geographic Coordinates City Weather Details Show Settings Drawer Route menu Load Save Save As Clear Revert to Saved Samples submenu Weather menu

Shows the name of the nearest city when moving the pointer over a map Shows all cities in the database as yellow dots on the map or globe Shows the latitude and longitude of any place where you position the pointer Shows the City Details palette Shows the Settings drawer

Loads the selected route Saves the route Saves the route as a separate file Clears the Distance Calculator list Reverts to the last saved copy of the route Opens a list of predefined routes

Show Cities Info Palette Add City Remove Selected City Remove All Cities Font Size submenu

Opens the Weather palette Opens the Cities List palette Removes the city selected in the Cities Info palette Removes all cities from the Cities Info palette Choose small, medium or large font size for text displayed in the Cities Info palette Turns on or off country/ location information Turns on or off the current date Turns on or off the current weekday

Country/Location Date Weekday

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Current GMT Offset Time Zone Name Todays Weather Forecast submenu Update Weather More Info on Selected City Window menu Minimize Zoom

Turns on or off the GMT offset for the selected city Turns on or off the time zone for the selected city Turns on or off the current weather for the selected city Choose to display a three, five, or seven-day forecast for the selected city Updates weather information Opens the City Details palette for the selected city

Minimizes the MacKiev 3D Atlas window Zooms the MacKiev 3D Atlas window

Help menu
MacKiev 3D Atlas Help Opens MacKiev 3D Atlas Help in Help Viewer

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