Equipments

PC

 Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) or Mac (OS-X 10.5 and later).
 It can run on laptop PCs.
 The software requires high graphic performance.

PC projector

 Normal PC projector.
 Brighter is bettter.
 Short range type is not suitable because it make large shadow on the spherical screen.

Spherical screen

 Any white spheres or white half-spheres can be used as the spherical screen of Dagik
Earth.
 Polystyrene foam spheres could be purchaed through the internet. You can search
them with keywords, "polystyrene foam half ball" or something. 60cm diameter one is
enough to be used in a small classroom.
 Polyethylene Balloon type half-spheric screen is portable. We order it to a local
balloon factory. 1m diameter one costs about US$150. We can provide the design
sheet of the screen. Please contact info@dagik.org.

We can help to arrange the equipments to carry out Dagik Earth. Please contact
info@dagik.org.

In Japan, we can lend a set of the equipments.

Contents

Downlaod

Adjust the PC projector Adjust he earth image projected from the PC projector and the spheric screen.exe" and "Dagik_Earth.Contents (Dagik Earth software) are on "Download" page. It is a sub project of Dagik (http://dagik. science centers and home. "Dagik_Earth.org) by the visualization group of the Earth science hub of Kyoto University. so don't mind a slight difference What is Dagik Earth? Dagik Earth is an educational project to enjoy the scientific outputs on the earth and planets with three-dimensional digital globe in classrooms. a window will open. Equipments setup and exhibition Projection Hook the PC projector to the PC as an external display. Saito. it is difficult to make a perfect adjustment. respectively. A folder whose name starts "Dagik_" will be made. . and led by Dr.exe" or "Dagik_Earth. and project the Earth image on the spheric screen. and afeter a few minutes the earth image will be displayed. Run Double click "Dagik_Earth. Files are compatible for both Windows and Mac. as a trial.app" . Unzip the file Contents are compressed with "zip". Actually. A.app" in the folder is executables for Windows and Mac. "Earth/Moon/Planets" (10Mbyte). Maximize the window by clicking the central buttom on the top-right corner of the window (Windows) or the right buttom on the top-left corner of the window (Mac). so expand it. The most file is large in size. Please try a small one.

Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan between FY 2009 and FY 2011 to develop the system and educational programs. Kyoto University. As the spherical screen. Dagik Earth in classroom Dagik Earth is an open system in equipments and software to be used for educational programs with low costs. Shizuoka Science Museum.It is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Education. Sports. Culture. The software of Dagik Earth is open and can be run on Windows and Macintosh. National Museum of Nature and Science. 4m Dagik Earth . and Shizuoka University participate in this project. National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. The size of Dagik Earth is from 8cm diameter to 7m diameter. so far. a white balloon can be used. No special PC and projector are needed. You can use a normal PC and projector. How does it work? The earth and planets are projected on a spherical screen with a PC projector and a PC.

a sphere.What is the advantage to present the earth in 3-dimensional way? The only way to present the correct shape on the Earth. Yes. Any map distorts the shape. is to present it in three dimension. Dagik like Magic . except for "D" instead of "M". Dagik? Pronunciation of "Dagik" is similar to "Magic".