TerraExplorer Pro

  • length:
    1 Day
  • Cost:
    $795 +GST
  • Time:
    9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Presenter:
    Nicholas Chai
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This 1-day course introduces you to the cutting edge, military-grade 3D visualisation and analysis platform known as Skyline TerraExplorer. You will quickly gain the ability to visualise your 3D vector and Terrain Raster data in on a 3D globe environment, learn how to perform analysis on 3D terrain such as viewshed modelling, Terrain Profiles, Slope analysis or perform 3D measurements for surface areas and heights. You will learn how to take full advantage of spatial data analysis within a 3D environment and visualise your existing data in a brand new… and fun way!

At the completion of this course, you should be able to confidently put together a 3D globe complete with vector and raster layers and be able to perform a range of 3D analysis operations on that data as well as display and symbolise that data in a state-of-the-art 3D mapping environment.

This course has been specifically designed for: GIS Analysts, Data Creators, Map Creators, GIS Team Leaders and Project Managers.

See course dates below.


Some experience working with spatial data and basic windows skills would be helpful but not necessary.


  • Connecting to a base globe
  • Navigating the 3D environment with a wide range of navigation options
  • Displaying imagery/elevation
  • Displaying Vector data
  • Underground mode
  • Query tool and measurement tools
  • Contour and Slope Maps
  • Terrain Profiles
  • Viewshed analysis
  • Modifying the terrain
  • Creating Polylines and Polygons
  • 3D models
  • Dynamic objects
  • Presentations


Exercise 1 – Terrain Data and Project Settings

  • Starting a new project
  • Where MPT files come from
  • Configuring project settings
  • General Project Settings              
  • Screen Overlay Settings
Exercise 2 – Vector Layers
  • Importing a vector layer
  • Optimizing performance
  • Setting symbology
  • Setting the info window
  • Setting visibility scale
  • Setting up labels
Exercise 3 – Raster Layers and 3DML
  • Adding in a imagery layer
  • Adding in an elevation layer
  • Adding in 3DML layers
  • Project Tree State
Exercise 4 – 3D objects, Animations and Terrain Modifications
  • Add in a static 3D object
  • Create a dynamic object
  • Add in an animation
  • Creating a hole in terrain
  • Modifying Terrain
Exercise 5 – City Planning Tools
  • The Building Tool
  • Creating an underground pipeline
  • Creating a fence
  • Urban Design Tool

Connect with us

Perth office
1a/53 Burswood Road,
Burswood WA 6100,
Sydney office
Level 24, Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Ave,
Sydney NSW 2000,