March 2015 - Surpac Google Earth Tools
Google Earth is a free software program that lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery,
maps, terrain and 3D buildings. When used in conjunction with SURPAC, it becomes a very powerful 3D GIS
tool that can be used for storing, displaying and printing all of your exploration and mining data.
Any data created in SURPAC can be exported to Google Earth including string point data, string line data
and string polygon data, all DTM’s and 3DM models as well as saved screen images. Any other images taken
from PDF’s for example can be imported to SURPAC and geo-referenced and then exported to Google Earth.
More complicated 3D models created in programs such as Sketchup can also be imported to SURPAC for
geo-referencing and then exported to Google Earth.
High quality images can be saved from Google Earth and imported into SURPAC for geo-referencing.
Google Earth also provides some useful digitising tools and any digitised data can be exported directly
to SURPAC strings.
For more details and examples, download a slide show. The
system comes with detailed tutorials and demo data.