What is bearing angle and calculate between two Points

In geometry angles are measured regardless of direction or orientation as in trigonometry we measure angle by rotating anti clockwise. Here x-axis is (0) zero degree and y-axis is at 90 degree. So in this article we get familiar with What is bearing and calculate angle between two points. In GIS bearing angle is used for navigation or direction.

Bearing is a direction measured from north and it tracks angle in clockwise direction with north line which means north represents zero degree, east is 90 degrees, south is 180 degrees and west is 270 degrees.

Bearing angle at a point with respect to north at P if we measured clockwise then we see in gif is 065 degrees and at Q it is 300 degrees.

What is bearing and calculate angle between two points

A bearing is used to determine direction of one point relative to another point. You can see in  gif given below.

What is bearing and calculate angle between two points

Bearing of two points

Formula to Find Bearing or Heading angle between two points: Latitude Longitude is

β = atan2(X,Y),

For  variable Ysin(toRadians(lo2-lo1)) *  cos(toRadians(la2))

and variable Xcos(toRadians(la1))*sin(toRadians(la2)) – sin(toRadians(la1))*cos(toRadians(la2))*cos(toRadians(lo2-lo1))

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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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QGIS Tutorial – Quantum GIS Guide

QGIS is one of the most common open source application used by GIS analyst, Geographers, Civil Engineers and many other professionals. If you are new in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS)  you should consider learning this application, as it will help you to solve many complex problems, analyze area, create reports etc. with just few clicks. Let me introduce you what is QGIS and why you should consider using it before providing all the QGIS tutorial links.

What is QGIS and its Advantages:

QGIS is a Desktop based Geographic Information System (GIS) Application for creating maps, editing, viewing and analyzing Geospatial data. Quantum GIS is a cross platform, free and open source application. It can be run on multiple operating system like Mac OS X, Windows, Ubuntu, Linux and Unix.

QGIS has many advantages over other application like:

  • Simple, easy and User friendly Interface(UI).
  • Is of small size and consumes less RAM memory compared to other GIS application.
  • Supports all kinds of GIS file formats – Either vector or Raster.
  • Tons of plugin are already developed for additional functionality which can be used and added directly. If you don’t the plugin you need, then you can
  • Code in Python or c+++ for integrating the one.
  • A free software application under GNU GPL License
  • And many more.

Download QGIS from Official Website

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial:

Download, Uploading and Converting geo files in QGIS

Digitizing, Processing, Analyzing, Georeferencing in QGIS

Visit IGIS MAP Youtube Channel for free QGIS Tutorial

QGIS Database Linking

This list will continuously updated as the number of articles for tutorial would be published. If you are an expert in QGIS please consider contributing a tutorial article for same here.

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QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Hello Folks if you are looking for QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial then you are at right place. Here in this article QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS you will grasp to create new shapefile.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Before creating new map layer go to browser panal. Choose XYZ tiles and select OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is added to the canvas. Zoom in and pan the map if require.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GISFor creating new layer go to layer in the menu toolbar. Select New temporary scratch layer. Fill the layer name and select the geometry of the layer you want.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Select Add polygon feature from digitizing toolbar.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Now Create your Layer using Add Polygon Feature.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

You can edit the Map using Vertex Tool shown in below image.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

You can toggle editing by clicking toggle icon from digitizing tool bar. Now Save your new layer by right click on the layer. Tap on Export and click Save Features As..

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Choose the format of your Layer. Give the file name and browse the location of file. Final step tap on OK button.  Here is your new shapefile.

If you want to create your Map more interactive then go to Symbology by right click on the layer and select Properties. Tap on Ok after editing.

This all about creating new layer and GIS Mapping in QGIS. You can also export it as a PDF/SVG. If you trouble in doing this then do comment.

If you are QGIS beginners then checkout following Tutorials –

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

Quick Embed Customized Map on website is a easiest way of adding a map on your website. And make your website interactive by embedding map on it. Maps are more attractive then numbers and words. It is also beneficial for  your business.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website  – Using Igis Map Tool

Benefits of Embed Maps on your website

With the help of Igis Map Tool you can build your own customized map and share or add on your website. This interface encourage your clients to interact with you and it creates stronger bonds. Lets understand using some examples. It is helpful for many business like for grocery store or you have a franchise of store in a particular area and you want to locate your store on map and embed it on your business website. You can pin your shops location. With this customer can reach you very easily and it will save time of customer otherwise they have to go on google and search for your store address.

Like you owns a chain of School name New Harbor School. In a particular state you have number of school campus. One of your student parents want to shift to other end of the city because of job change and don’t change the school . Then using this embed map where address of your branches of school are pinned they can track near about campus. It takes hardly few second.

Build, Customized and Embed Map on Website

  • Go to IGIS Map Tool, login or register for using the tool.
  • Create your customized map and pin your locations.  You can build Point, line and Polygon. Let suppose you owns boutique store in various states of US. You places the points on your location as shown below.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

  • After putting boutique location tap on Map Tools and in the drop down select share Map.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

  • In the Share Map box tap on Embed and copy the Embed Code.Quick Embed Customized Map on website
  • Paste code in the source code of your website.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

This is all about of adding map on your website. Giving a visual representation of your business location and activities attracts from user of your services or product. Embed map screen shown below.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

Using such a interface which is visually interactive and engages your clients better. This increases their comfort level and making them more likely to enter your doors. Try at your ends and if you face trouble then please do comment.

If you are new to IGIS Map Tool then Go To IGIS Map Tool Guide

QGIS Tutorial – 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

Hi GIS learners here in this series of QGIS Tutorial we learn 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6. For 3D view you need DEM – Digital Elevation Model. If DEM alien to you then first understand what is DEM.

What is DEM?

Digital Elevation Model abbreviated as DEM is a 3D view or raster representation of terrain and its is in grid form. Each cell represents a value and each cell or pixel have their single attribute. We can define it as an ordered array of numbers that represent the spatial distribution of terrain attributes. The quality of DEM is a measure of how accurate elevation is at each pixel level and how accurately is the morphology presented.

QGIS Tutorial – 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

For Creating 3D Map you need to Download DEM. After downloading DEM file you need to unzip it. (Extract hgt file) Then in the menu select go to layer >>  add layer >> add raster 

  • Upload the raster file.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • Uploaded DEM is displayed on the canvas.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • Now go to the layer panel, right click on the published layer  and select properties. 

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • In the menu bar click on View and tap on New 3D Map View. Then following screen will appear.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • If you receive error message then change the CRS to WGS 84/ World Mercator – EPSG 3395. Message image is displayed below.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

 

 

 

  • In the 3D view screen tap on setting.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • In the 3D configuration select the elevation, change the vertical scale and tile resolution.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • Move your image by pressing shift + left button of mouse or track pad of laptop.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

Above image is the 3d view of map. This all about 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6. We tried our best using pictorial presentation of QGIS tutorial if you still 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) file and it stands for Drawing Interchange Format or Drawing Exchange Format. It is drawing interchange files used to transfer data between various application.

Convert Shapefile SHP to DXF

  • Go to  IGIS Map Tool login with registered email id and password or register if you are new user. Convert Shapefile to DXF
  • After that  you will directed to the dashboard of tool. Tap on Switch To button on the right hand side of the screen and select the Converter from the drop down list.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

  • In the next screen Upload your shapefile using  three options first is drag & drop or browse from the system, 2nd is upload from google drive and third option is drop from Dropbox.

**If you are GIS student and looking for GIS data then Download Shapefile free.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

  • After upload next step is of selecting the desired output and you alter the CRS (Coordinate Refernce System). After selecting all fields tap on Convert File.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

  • File is now converted and published on map. Here, you can download the converted file.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

You can style your map using IGIS Map Tool it supports following formats

  • Vector File: Shapefile (with shp, shx, dbf, prj etc), KML, KMZ, GeoJSON, Topojson, GML, GPX, GPS, GPKG, MAPINFO, SQLITE, DXF, MID, MIF, CSV, XLSX
  • Raster File: Geotiff (.geotiff, .tiff, .tif), Netcdf, HDF5, HDF, GRIB2

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Download Papua New Guinea Shapefile – Country Boundary Line, Regions and division area map

Papua New Guinea is a Country in Oceania. In this post you are able to download Papua New Guinea Shapefile with both country boundary and polygons.

Download Papua New Guinea Shapefile

Port Moresby is the capital of the country. All data available are in EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System)

Download Link – New Guinea Boundary line Shapefile of island

Polygon Shapefile of Papua New Guinea

Polygon Shapefile of Papua New Guinea covers four regions – Highlands Region, Island Region, Momase Region, Papua Region.

Download Link – Papua New Guinea Shapefile with Regions

Please note that the Tunisia data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it. If you want data under different license you can also look over to the post : Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

Free Download  Shapefile of Other Countires –

  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 as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap

Download Shapefile of Denmark – Country boundary, Polygon

Hey GIS professionals, hope you are doing good. If you are looking for shapefile for research and study then in this post you can be able to download shapefile of Denmark. Denmark is a European country.

Download Shapefile of Denmark

Poland Shapefile of boundary line link is provided below. All data available are in EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System

Download Link – Boundary Shapefile of Denmark

Denmark Polygon Shapefile with region division

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Denmark is divided into five regions. Polygon shapefile of Denmark Covers.

  1. Capital Region of Denmark
  2. Central Denmark Region
  3. Northern Denmark Region
  4. Region of Southern Denmark
  5.  Region of Zealand

Download Link – Denmark shapefile with regions

.Please note that the Denmark data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it. If you want data under different license you can also look over to the post : Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Germany
  7. India
  8. Indonesia
  9. Japan
  10. Kenya
  11. Lebanon
  12. Madagascar
  13. Malaysia Shapefile
  14. Mexico Shapefile
  15. Mongolia
  16. Netherland
  17. New Zealand
  18. Nigeria
  19. Philippines
  20. Poland
  • Note – 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 as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap