The purpose of this seminar is to show you how to find and use third-party geographic content, how to create vector and raster content, and how to manage and share content with individuals or the public. It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of Google Earth such as navigating, creating points, lines and polygons, and organizing objects into folders in the Places Panel. In contrast with the advanced seminar, emphasis is on using existing content and the creation of basic content.
- The user interface, projections, and scale.
- Adding third-party content from websites.
- Creating placemarks, paths, and polygons.
- Adding 'Balloons' to objects.
- Georeferencing maps and aerial photos.
- Importing from and exporting to a GPS receiver.
- Managing GE content and publishing documents online.
Additional self-study material will be made available for continued learning after the seminar.
Anyone who uses maps, aerial photos, GPS data, or terrain visualization in their work. Industry examples: mineral exploration and mining, construction, power generation and transmission, planning, reclamation, geomatics, and environmental monitoring.
Mr. Patrick Teti, P.Geo.
Mr. Patrick Teti, P.Geo., (B.Sc. Geology WVU, 1971, M.Sc. Physical Geography, UBC, 1979) has a background in hydrometeorological monitoring, watershed restoration, and forest hydrology. He was a research hydrologist with the BC government for 18 years where he was an early adopter of Google Earth for planning field work, organizing data, and as a publishing platform. Since retiring from the public service in 2010, he has given 26 full-day Google Earth seminars in BC, Alberta, Washington, and Idaho. He also uses Google Earth to plan walking tours.