Create a free tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Google Earth a google developed free platform that allows us to view  high resolution satellite image of Earth, Moon, Mars and sky. Through Google Earth you can explore the world with satellite imagery. In the previous article we explained how to  Download Satellite image for free. A 3D representation with 360 degree view. For GIS people Google Earth is interesting tool for learning.

You can do many amazing things with Google Earth. In this article we writing about Create a free tour or video in Google Earth Pro.

Download free licensed version of Google Earth. Google Earth generates KML or KMZ files and you can create download kml or kmz

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Go to My Places in the left side of the Google Earth App and right click >> tap on Add >> Click folder.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

  • Fill the Folder name and description (if any).

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

  • Next step is to search for first location from where you want to start your tour. Like I am creating tour on seven wonders of world and my first location is Machu Pichu, Peru.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

After writing location name click on search button. Then you will be directed to the location.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Now we will insert placemark at this Location. Go to tool bar of Google Earth and tap on Add Placemark icon icon shown below.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Place your place mark where you want. Default color is yellow for pin but you can change it by clicking on pin. Fill the location name.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Fill the description you want to show  on the location when you click on the placemark.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

You can insert image directly using Add local image or Add web image by copy the image address.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Tap on OK button after filling details or link.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

After placing all location you can click on the with folder shown in below image.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

Tour will play after clicking play tour button in the left. Now you can record it by tap on record icon in the tool bar. Once recording is completed you can save the tour or video on your system.

Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro

This all about  How to Create a tour or video in Google Earth Pro. It is beneficial in teaching also. If you face any problem please do comment. Any suggestions are also welcome.

Checkout video tutorial for Create tour or video in Google Earth Pro for better understanding

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Create and Share Custom Maps – Add on Website, Social Sites Share

Howdy Guys, in these days and age of open source society where people no spun out depends on told information maps play a vital role. In this article we are showing a feature of IGIS Map Tool –  Create and Share Custom Maps – Add on Website, Social Sites Share. You can share maps for business websites or you can create maps for academic projects or presentations because visual things are more easily grasped then textual.

Share Map for Business  –

Nowadays customer expect to fend for themselves. They come online multiple times for checking information. New mapping technologies created the life easier. And You can share a location, directions or map by IGIS Map tool. You can share:

  • A place, business or address
  • A directions search
  • A street view image

Create and Share Custom Maps – Add on Website, Social Sites Share

  • Fill and border color can be changed here. For more attractive map choose Category Map and tap on Custom Legend.

Create and Share Custom Maps - Add on Website, Social Sites Share

  • After Custom Legend Your map will be displayed on the screen.

Create and Share Custom Maps - Add on Website, Social Sites Share

Share a Map – IGIS Map Tool

  • Tap on Map Tools, dropdown list will open, user needs to select the share map button

Create and Share Custom Maps - Add on Website, Social Sites Share

  • After clicking Share box will come shown below.

Create and Share Custom Maps - Add on Website, Social Sites Share

  • Fill the Title of the Map, Choose or browse a Logo you want on your Navigation Bar. Select the desired color of your navigation bar of map.
  • Click Yes if you want to add items on navigation bar. You can also add the website link on your navigation bar of map. Once you done with this Tap on Share Map. 
  • After clicked on share map, url will be created.
  • Through that url you can share your maps with others.  

Create and Share Custom Maps - Add on Website, Social Sites Share

In General to share the maps url created with encryption by the map tool.

  • Share Maps via Social Sites:          

User can also share maps directly on social media like facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. IGIS Map tool have provided Social media buttons on the sharing panel to initiate the sharing process for users. Or user can share the generated URL on social sites

You can Embed Customized Map  on your business website to so that customer access become easy. Customized Map Screen is Shown Below. We have created a map of Australia with logo of IGIS  Map  and with website link of facebook, twitter

Create and Share Custom Maps - Add on Website, Social Sites Share

Checkout Video Tutorial  on Create and Share Custom Maps provided below.

This all about Creating a Map and sharing the map with website link and logo. If you face any problem please do comment.

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Convert Shapefile to DXF

Shapefile is a vector GIS format developed by Esri. It stores geographical information data. Shapefile have three geometries point, line and polygon. GIS data can be stored in different formats and the conversion of data from one format to other is also possible.

So in this post we convert Shapefile to DXF. Before conversion lets know what is DXF ?

What is DXF ?

DXF is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) fil format and it stands for Drawing Interchange Format or Drawing Exchange Format. DXF files make it possible to share drawing data and text-based formats across different CAD applications. DXF files are supported in several 3D applications and are completely open-source, so users can access AutoCAD files without using Autodesk programmes.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

For Shapefile to DXF conversion, go to IGIS Map Tool, after logging in with your registered email and password. If you are a new user, click the Sign Up button in the Login popup and register to IGISMAP by filling the details.

There are three main steps for using GIS Converter:

  • Upload the data
  • Choose the format to which it should be converted
  • Download the converted file.

Step one is to upload your Shapefile which you want to convert. You can upload your file from system or select from the Recent Files.

Converter Tool - Upload Shapefile
Upload Shapefile

Here we have uploaded the Shapefile of the Texas state of USA.

Step two is to select the output format from the dropdown for the converted file, in this case its DXF. You can also set the Coordinate Reference System of your preference. As a default CRS will set to WGS 84 (World) [EPSG:4326]. Now Click on the Convert File button.

Converter Tool - DXF as Output Format
Select DXF as Output Format

Your Shapefile will then gets converted to Shapefile file after a few seconds and will be available for downloading.

Download and Publish Shapefile
Download and Publish Shapefile

You can also choose to style the layer or continue with further conversion process by clicking the Convert Another File button.

Converted Files section from the dashboard contains the list of the details of all the conversion done in your account, providing both input and output data available for download their corresponding formats.

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If you are facing any problem in conversion or login then please let us know by mailing at support@igismap.com or drop comment.

Create Map Layer – Point, Polygon, Multiline

Hey GIS enthusiast using IGIS Map Tool you can easily create map layer – point, polygon, multiline and multipolygon. After creating Layer you can export layer in any format like Shapfile, KML, KMZ, Geojson and more.

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Create Map Layer – Point, Polygon, Multiline

Go to IGIS Map Tool, Login or Register on the tool. After Login you will be directed to the next screen i.e Dashboard where, click on Add map.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  • Now fill the tittle and description of map. Click on Save Map.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  • You will be directed to the canvas of IGIS Map Tool.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  •  Now choose the type of geometry of the layer you want to create. For Point select point from left hand side button.

What is Point, Line and Polygon ?

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  • Suppose we selected Point button then fill the layer name and enter the attributes. After filling all the fields click on create. In a map you can select multiple layer.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  • Select add point and go to base map where you want to create point layer. Save the points on the map.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  • We can  Add, Delete, Duplicate, View Data table,  and Export layer.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

  • We can do styling of layer like change the colour of icon and increase or decrease the size of point or you can custom the icon.

Create Map Layer - Point, Polygon, Multiline

Same as to be done for line and polygon.

This is all about creating map layer. If you face problem in implementing this above steps please do comment below.

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Create Heat Map – IGIS Map Tool

Using Heat map is very effective way of visualizing points data. To create Heat map, first of all you must know what is heat map. When map visual of a location data is so dense and tightly packed that it does not make much sense a heat map is used. Heat maps are ordinarily used when mapping “points”. In this article we are providing pictorial tutorial of Create Heat Map using IGIS Map Tool

To create Heat map with IGIS Map Tool, you also need to  look over the IGIS Map Tool.

Create Heat Map – IGIS Map Tool

Heat Map allows user to display the density of the geographic points in a map. Heat map uses geographic points as a gradient color layer to style the map.

To create  Heat Map with IGIS Map Tool you need to follow some steps as follows:

  • Go To IGIS Map Tool and login to your account or register if you are new user with name, email id, Organization name and role in examination.
  • Click on Create New Map and fill the tittle of map with its description.
  • Next screen will be redirected to the canvas where you can create, upload or use sample data for your heat map creation.
  • Upload a layer from data set.

Create Heat Map

  • Once the map is uploaded click on publish layer.
  • Select style layer by right click on the layer in side bar.

Create Heat Map

  • Now click on the Heat map section to create Heat map.

Create Heat Map

  • The distance between points for clustering is the merge radius here. The greater the number of points that fall within the radius, the greater the intensity of the heat map. While a radius set too small will generate isolated spots; a radius set to large will show no detail.
  • Now fill the opacity in the fill section to set the transparency of the heat map layer between 100% and 0%.

Create Heat Map

Heat map use red color to show high density of points and blue color for the low density of point area.

Below is the heat map of disaster management using sample data.

Create Heat Map

Use of Heat Map

This type of identification and visualization is useful for visualizing density of the geographic points and also used for business analysis and demographics mapping.

Heat Map serves in following industries:

For example, Heat Map can be used by Disaster Management Firm. As when a DM needs to calculate the flood  disaster data it uses the heat map.

While data and business analysis is the main reason to Create Heat Map, but it can also helps in understanding and comparing the data easily. It is also very common practice to use the Heat Map in Disaster and Risk management.

I hope this may help you in develop and Create Heat map with IGIS Map Tool. So if you find any problem in creating one such example do let us know by commenting below.

 

GIS Data Conversion

Hey guys, in this post we are going to focus on one of the important topic of GIS world, which is the “DATA CONVERSION”. Data Conversion means converting computer data into another format. With huge amounts of GIS data available for use, it is more cost-efficient and effective to convert the GIS data from one format to another than recreating all of it.

GIS Data Conversion

There are many ways to convert GIS data and the conversion may use special conversion programs. Simply, it may involve complex data exporting or importing procedures. As we  know there are many data file formats used in GIS, this time we will be converting them from one format to another.

To get the list of the various data file formats you can visit our previous posts.

Vector data file formats in GIS and Raster data file formats in GIS.

To make datasets usable together in GIS, it is necessary to convert the both vector and raster geospatial file from one format to another. And for doing the Conversion we already have posts about the data conversion from GeoJSON to Shapefile and KML to shapefile and many more, but they all have a long way to convert the GIS data. The Alternative to that is some free and commercial converter  software or tools available on the web. There are a Lots’s of tools available on the web, but I recommend you to use  IGisMap converter.  IGisMAP Converter is an online tool to convert GIS data from one format to another format.

IGisMap converter provides On-line conversion and transformation of both vector and raster geospatial data.  In this on-line converter tool the uploaded data file is allowed to convert into various GIS data format.

IGisMAP converter can convert bulk amount of data into another format using any coordinates reference systems. And then you can download the converted data or store it into MyMapData.

This all about IGisMap Converter tool hope it will make your spatial study easy. If you face any problem in data conversion then please comment or chat with us.

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Download Singapore Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – Regions, Community Development Councils, Electoral Boundaries and more

Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of Singapore administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of Singapore are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats. 

Note:

  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
  • You need to login for downloading the shapefile.

Download Free Shapefile Data of Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometers or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density in the world.

Singapore National Boundary
Singapore National Boundary

Download Singapore National Outline Boundary Shapefile

Download Singapore Regions Shapefile Data

The regions of Singapore are urban planning subdivisions demarcated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore to aid in its planning efforts. Over time, other governmental organizations have also adopted the five regions in their administrative work. These regions are:

  • West Region
  • North Region
  • North East Region
  • East Region
  • Central Region
Singapore Region Boundary
Singapore Region Boundary

Download Singapore Region Boundaries Shapefile

Download Singapore Community Development Councils Shapefile Data

The Community Development Council or CDC is a government-led program to organize grassroot organizations and community programs into smaller, local units as a bridge between the government and the community in Singapore. It encourages volunteerism from wider community, and organizes community and social assistance programs with the help of a monetary grant from the government.

In 2001, the 9 districts and CDCs were then reformed into 5 CDCs, namely:

  • North East CDC
  • North West CDC
  • South East CDC
  • South West CDC
  • Central Singapore CDC
Singapore CDC Boundaries
Singapore CDC Boundaries

Download Singapore CDC Boundaries Shapefile

Other Administrative Boundaries GIS Data:

You can also do Query on this shapefile (GIS Data) using IGIS Map Tool

Download Free Shapefile for the following:

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Denmark
  7. Germany
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Japan
  11. Kenya
  12. Lebanon
  13. Madagascar
  14. Malaysia Shapefile
  15. Mexico Shapefile
  16. Mongolia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Nigeria
  19. Papua New Guinea
  20. Philippines
  21. Poland
  22. Singapore
  23. South Africa Province Shapefile
  24. South Korea
  25. Tunisia
  26. United Kingdom Shapefile
  27. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  28. Vietnam

Disclaimer : If you find any shapefile data of country provided is in correct do contact us or comment below, so that we will correct the same in our system.

Query GIS Data – IGIS Map Tool

To Query GIS Data easily with IGIS map tool, we can use the Query tool.  A GIS query tool, or selection tool as it is often know, allows us to filter a dataset based on criteria that we define.

Querying in IGIS Map Tool allows user to explore your data with rule based queries. User can discover their features of interest contained within the map by querying. IGIS Map tool allow users to build their own queries that we may not have envisaged when we first created the map. It also query GIS data according to their choice.

Query GIS Data – IGIS Map Tool

Query tools allow maps users to do more than what the map maker envisioned when they styled the layers. Here are the few steps to be followed for querying the map.

Query GIS data

  • Upload dataset and create a new map project Or Open your existing map project.
  • Or Download GIS data for analysis

Query GIS Data

 

  • Select the “Query tool” option on the Analysis Section.

  • Select the Layer to query GIS data.

Query GIS Data

All the layers in your map are available in this section, you just need to select the layer in which you want to query in.

  • Confirm a shape i.e. circle , rectangle or polygon to draw a query.

 

User just need to select the shape and start drawing the shape on the map to query the data. similarly as above image shows the queried data as highlighted which is queried by a rectangle.

  • Click on the Get result button after drawing the shape. You can view the result in as tables and also download them as CSV Format.

Query GIS Data

This is how you can Query GIS Data with the IGIS Map Tool in a minute. Query tools allow maps users to do more than what the map maker envisioned when they styled the layers.

IGIS Map Query Tool can be used in various sectors like Insurance, Banking, Risk Management etc. There are also other query tools available in the market.  IGIS map tool however, is a much better choice to Query GIS Data if you want to share your maps with a larger, more distributed audience.

This may help you to Query GIS Data with IGIS Map Tool. If you find any problem in creating one such example do let us know by commenting below.

 

Convert CSV to KML

Hello guys,  If you are looking for converting your CSV file into KML, you have landed on the right place. Here in this article we are discussing on how to convert CSV to KML in the easiest way possible.

A comma-separated values (CSV) file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth. KML is an international standard maintained by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC).

Converting GIS data file from CSV to KML format  is just  a few click process with IGIS Map Converter Online.

IGISMAP to Convert CSV to KML

For CSV to KML conversion go to IGIS Map Tool, after logging in with your registered email and password. If you are a new user, click the Sign Up button in the Login popup and register to IGISMAP by filling the details.

There are three main steps for using GIS Converter:

  • Upload the data
  • Choose the format to which it should be converted
  • Download the converted file.

Step one is to upload your CSV file which you want to convert. You can upload the file from your system or select from the Recent Files.

Note:

  • Input CSV file should have location information in WKT format under a field named as WKT.
  • Input CSV file should not have any columns with empty column name between other fields.
  • Well Known Text (WKT) is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard that is used to represent spatial data in a textual format.
  • WKT format represents a geometry with the name of the vector entity ie., POINT, POLYGON or LINESTRING followed by the longitude and latitude of the point feature or the vertex of the polygon in brackets. Example for each entity is given below
    • POINT (169.03934 -46.32844)
    • POLYGON ((76.61103048 9.85276413,76.612068 9.85303305,76.6124496 9.85362534,76.61269368 9.85513401,76.61374668 9.85455036,76.61466216 9.85409739,76.61630232 9.85377888))
    • LINESTRING (-123.031531560501 40.4178012488507,-122.889863902657 39.8410114990573,-122.464860929125 38.7886231836447,-121.311281429538 37.473137789379)
  • Name of the field ‘WKT’ is not necessary to be case sensitive.
Converter Tool - Upload CSV
Upload CSV

Here we have uploaded the CSV file containing the locations of severe forest fires in New Zealand. It contains locations recorded in WKT format as follows:

CSV data with WKT field
CSV data with WKT field

Step two is to select choose the output format of the converted file, in this case its KML. You can also set the Coordinate Reference System of your preference. As a default CRS will set to WGS 84 (World) [EPSG:4326]. Click on the Convert File.

Converter Tool - Select KML as Output Format
Select KML as Output Format

Your CSV file will then get converted to KML file after a few seconds and will be available for downloading.

Download and Publish KML File
Download and Publish KML File

You can also choose to style the layer or continue with further conversion process by clicking the Convert Another File button.

Converted Files section from the dashboard contains the list of the details of all the conversion done in your account, providing both input and output data available for download their corresponding formats.

You can also search locations, add new datasets, edit layers and style the map according to your choice and requirements. As IGIS Map Converter Tool provides many benefits other then just conversion of data. This tool provides us to generate this published map in PDF or as image format.

If you face any problem during implementing this tutorial, drop a mail at support@igismap.com, also feel free to comment in given comment box.

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Introduction of QGIS 3.4.4 for beginners

Quantum Geographical Information System is a open source platform for viewing, editing, managing and analysis of spatial data with various features which makes your analysis better. As we need word processor to deal with words similar to this for spatial information we require GIS application. In this blog I am providing Introduction of QGIS 3.4.4 for beginners. QGIS 3.2.1 ‘Bonn’ is released on 20 July 2018. QGIS 3.6.2 is the current version but its functionality is same as QGIS 3.4.4.  With the help of QGIS you can also create Interactive Web Map. 

Want to convert Shapefile into KML in QGIS 

QGIS supports both flavours of GIS datasets i.e Vector data formats and Raster data formats.

Download QGIS

You can also create map without using QGIS Click

 

QGIS 3.4.4 Interface or GUI

With the current version QGIS 3.2.1 many new features are added. Here we approach its feature one by one. You can also check How to open and view vector data in QGIS 3.4.4

QGIS desktop screen

Introduction of QGIS 3.2.1 for beginners
Introduction of QGIS 3.2.1 for beginners

Components of GUI

Main area of QGIS is called as canvas. Likewise other GIS applications toolbars, panels, status bar and menu bar is also. Lets start its study in brief.

Introduction of QGIS 3.2.1 for beginners

1. Menu Bar –

In the above image 1 number is showing main menu bar. You can access almost everything of QGIS from main menu. You can use various features and functions of the QGIS menu style. The Main Menu cannot be moved unlike the toolbars and panels.

2. Toolbar –

Toolbars have buttons that provide a one click access (i.e. shortcuts) to many of the features and functions found in the Main Menu. Toolbars are movable and free floating.

3. Canvas or Map Display Panel –

It shows geographic display of GIS layer or panel layers. It covers maximum area off course because of its function. Create a Basic Map on canvas

4. Browser Panel –

It provides a list of files on your computer. You can drag and drop GIS files into the Layers Panels to view them. This panel is movable and can be hidden/shown on the GUI. We can display it by right click at tool bar and choose the panels you want to use.

5. Layer Panel –

This panel shows map layers that are in your current project. Layers can be turned on/off, clubbed , change drawing order, etc. Extract or Select features in Layer.

6. Status Bar –

It display all the relevant information about the current project. It  shows the current scale of the map display, coordinates of the current mouse cursor position,and the coordinate reference system (CRS) of the project.

Now, you get familiar with QGIS interface, how it works, what is the need. Hope this post is beneficial for amateur GIS professional. If you face any problem in downloading QGIS and in using QGIS 3.2.1 desktop drop you comments. Any suggestions are welcome.

Furthermore,  you can also check QGIS Server – Configuration and Deploying QGIS Project , QGIS Servr – Installation in Ubuntu

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