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How to use the Google Earth® based data
Getting the Google Earth® data onto your computer
First download and install the free Google Earth® software.
Second, download the KMZ file
Open the KMZ file with Google Earth® and you should see the following
Viewing GBR data
Using your mouse scroll or the navigation zoom controls within Google Earth®, by zooming in or out, you will be able to navigate around the GBR region. When you have identified an SA1 of interest to you, click on the region and an information window containing data for that region will pop up.
This window presents data for 74 attributes in the selected SA1. Features of the information window:
Searching for a region
Each SA1 has a unique 7 digit hierarchical code that identifies each individual SA1 and therefore the SA1 areas are not identified by "name".
You can, however, search for a town or city that you are interested in by entering the name in the "Fly to " box.
Customise the boundaries
You can change the colour and width of the SA1 boundaries by clicking on edit/properties on the Menu bar. This will bring up the following pop up. Change the colour and or the width and then "OK".
There are some SA1 areas within larger SA1 areas. Changing the colour of a SA1 border will help you identify the SA1 areas of interest.
Within the information windows, you will also find links that will direct you to other related ABS products.
Minimum System Requirements for Google Earth®
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