TerraExplorer Viewer

  • length:
    1/2 Day
  • Cost:
    $360 +GST
  • Time:
    9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Presenter:
    Nicholas Chai
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We live in a 3D world and this half-day course introduces us to the stunningly realistic, military-grade 3D visualisation and analysis platform known as Skyline TerraExplorer – to give us the answers we need to our 3D questions. 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.

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


  • Connecting to a base globe
  • Navigating the 3D environment with a wide range of navigation options
  • Underground mode
  • Query tool and measurement tools
  • Contour and Slope Maps
  • Terrain Profiles
  • Viewshed analysis
  • Creating Polylines and Polygons
  • Presentations

Practical Exercises

Exercise 1 – Terra Explorer Basics
  • Panning Zooming and Rotating the View
  • Viewing Layers 
  • Zooming to a layer
  • Underground Mode
  • Query a feature or location on the terrain (query tool)
  • Indoor Mode
Exercise 2 – Measurements, Contours, Slopes, Viewshed, Shadows
  • Measure distance
  • Measure area
  • Creating a contour layer               
  • Creating a slope map area
  • Creating a viewshed layer
  • Shadow Analysis
Exercise 3 – Drawing, Terrain Profiles and Fly files
  • Create a Location
  • Drawing on the map
  • Creating Point Objects
  • Exporting your drawings
  • Saving a fly file
  • Creating a terrain profile layer
  • Cross section tool
Exercise 5 – Creating a presentation
  • Creating a Presentation
Course outcome

At the completion of this course, you should be able to confidently navigate a 3D TerraExplorer globe and be able to perform a range of 3D analysis operations on that data.


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

Upcoming courses

Date Time Training course location Register
22.01.2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM TerraExplorer Viewer NGIS Perth register now
19.03.2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM TerraExplorer Viewer NGIS Perth register now

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