GIS For Biologists: Tip #12 – How To Make A New Data Layer Using The Google Earth Interface

5 Jun

As mentioned in Tip #11, Google Earth is a very useful resource for biological GIS users. In particular, it provides high-resolution data which allow you to identify and examine many features which might influence the distribution of plants and animals. However, in order to be able to using this information in a GIS project, you first need to be able to make a GIS compatible copy of the features you are interested in

This video shows you how to create a high-resolution data layer of a specific feature of interest which would be suitable for use in a GIS project using Google Earth. This follows on from Tip #11, which showed how to transfer data layers between Google Earth and GIS projects.

If you have any questions or queries about this video, feel free to comment on this post and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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Dr Colin D. MacLeod,
Founder, GIS In Ecology
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