Google Earth Pro – Application to Engineering

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About Course

Google Earth Pro is a tools for viewing geographical information of the earth – whether  it is viewing climate information, analysing change over time, seeing the world the same way you’re used to seeing, or remembering routes taken while on vacation. In this course, you will learn all the basic and advanced capability of Google Earth Pro.

The course is divided into SIX parts;

  1. Introduction
  2. Use of basic tools
  3. Use of advanced tools for data extraction
  4. Application to highway engineering
  5. Application to water and irrigation engineering
  6. Application to structural engineering

The main chapter of this course is the application of Google Earth Pro to Engineering such as Highway, Water and Irrigation and some aspect of Structural Engineering.

Course Contents on Highway Engineering

  1. Define road alignment
  2. Road profile analysis
  3. Extracting route survey data
  4. Convert Latitude and Longtitude to Easting and Northing
  5. Importing Google Earth data to civil engineering softwares such as Civil3D, CivilCAD etc.
  6. Adding site images

Course Contents on Water and Irrigation Engineering

  1. Determination of catchment area for bridge, culvert, dam etc.
  2. Preliminary pipe layout – Setting reservoir location, pipe juction and pipe layout
  3. Exporting base file to EPANET

Course Contents on Structural Engineering

  1. 3D modeling of proposed structure on Google Earth Pro for environmental impact analysis
  2. Determination of site altitude and closest distance to sea – For wind analysis
  3. Grid survey for estate modeling.
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What Will You Learn?

  • Introduction to Google Earth Pro software
  • How to navigate the software
  • Use of basic tools
  • Advanced use of Google Earth Pro
  • Application to Highway Engineering
  • Application to Water and Irrigation Enginerring
  • Application to Structural Engineering

Course Content


  • Download and Installation of Google Earth Pro
  • Google Earth Interface

Google Earth Side Palette

Navigating the Software

View Control and General Settings

Basic Tools

Advanced use of Google Earth Pro

Application to Highway Engineering

Application to Water and Irrigation Engineering

Application to Structural Engineering