An unlimited amount of information can be linked to points and other geospatial objects in Google Earth with “Balloons” which appear when an object is clicked. Methods for taking advantage of these features by editing HTML and KML will be demonstrated. Attendees will be given files to use as templates. Additional techniques to be introduced are converting large datasets and photo collections into Placemarks and georeferencing oblique aerial photos using the Photo Overlay tool. In contrast with the intermediate seminar, emphasis is on the creation of more advanced content.
It is recommended that attendees first attend Intermediate Google Earth Techniques by the instructor or screen themselves based on this seminar description.
- Georeferencing oblique photos.
- Controlling the content and layout of Balloons.
- Adding legends and titles with Screen Overlays.
- Interpolating photo locations along a GPS track.
- Importing point data from a spreadsheet.
- Editing KML files—why and how.
- Creating 3D models for GE with Sketchup.
Anyone wanting to create professional quality content for viewing in Google Earth, especially content containing documentary photographs. Industry examples: forest harvest planning and monitoring, silviculture, road and other linear corridor planning and maintenance, geomatics.
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.