Title: Transferring Google Earth observations to GIS-software: example from gully erosion study
Authors: Frankl, Amaury ×
Zwertvaegher, Ann
Poesen, Jean
Nyssen, Jan #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Series Title: International Journal of Digital Earth vol:6 issue:2 pages:196-201
Abstract: High-resolution images available on Google Earth are increasingly being consulted in geographic studies. However, most studies limit themselves to visualizations or on-screen measurements. Google Earth allows users to create points, lines, and polygons on-screen, which can be saved as Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files. Here, the use of R statistics freeware is proposed to easily convert these files to
the shapefile format [or ‘.shp file format’], which can be loaded into Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ESRI ArcGIS 9 in our example). The geospatial data integration in GIS strongly increases the analysis possibilities.
ISSN: 1753-8947
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
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