Coming Soon! – Google Earth and ArcGIS Integration for Local Government Users

Posted on November 5, 2009. Filed under: Arc2Earth, ESRI, GeoSpatial Training Services, Google Earth, KML |

GeoSpatial Training Services will be releasing a new instructor guided, Internet based course in the near future.

Google Earth and ArcGIS Integration for Local Government Users

Most local government agencies have large collections of GIS data in various formats including shapefiles, geodatabases, grids, tins, CAD, and others. Sharing this data with colleagues and the public is often a challenge. Before distributing data you have to answer many questions. Does my end user have the appropriate software to view the data? Do they know how to use the software? Do they understand how to add the data into the viewer? Should I create a web mapping application for end users? Converting your existing GIS data to a Google Earth KML format offers many advantages in terms of data distribution to end users and it also offers many new ways of presenting information. This course, geared specifically for local government GIS specialists, will teach you techniques for converting your datasets, creating compelling and interactive Google Earth displays, and sharing the data with your end users.


  • Register your entire GIS group for $199.00 (up to 8 people)
  • This course makes extensive use of Arc2Earth. You will be provided with an evaluation copy of Arc2Earth to use during the course
  • Exercises and data will focus on typical local government datasets


  • Benefits of Converting ArcGIS Data to Google Earth Format
  • What Google Earth Version Should I Use?
  • KML: The Language of Google Earth
  • Tools for Converting ArcGIS Data to Google Earth
  • The Easy Stuff: Convering Points, Lines, Polygons, and Graphics
  • The Not So Easy Stuff: Displaying Spatial Analyst Grids, Aerial Imagery, and Other Image Files
  • The Hard Stuff: Techniques for Displaying Large Datasets
  • The Fun Stuff: 3D Data Displays, Geography with a Time Element, Info Balloons with HTML, Images, and Video, Guided Tours
  • Eye Candy: Creating Legends and Logos
  • Google Earth without an Internet Connection
  • Techniques and Tools for Sharing Google Earth Data with End Users

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