GeoSpatial Training Services Releases "Mastering KML in Google Earth" E-Learning Course

December 03, 2007 -- GeoSpatial Training Services, LLC, a provider of e-learning and instructor led GIS training courses, is pleased to announce the release of its latest e-learning course entitled "Mastering KML in Google Earth".

KML is an XML based file format used to display geographic data in Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for Mobile. Data displayed in Google Earth is contained in KML files, and in our new e-learning course you will master the use of KML for creating advanced applications.

Course Goals:
* Learn how to author KML documents
* Understand the KML Object Model
* Create new GE data including placemarks, paths, polygons
* Apply custom styles to your data and display
* Add image overlays including USGS topographic maps to GE
* Use Network Links to provide dynamic applications to clients
* Create time display data in GE
* Display KML files in Google Maps and Google Maps Mobile

Course Modules:
* Introduction to KML
* Basic KML Elements
- Reading the KML Object Model
- Features (Placemarks, Ground Overlays, Screen Overlays, Folders & Documents)
- Geometry (Point, LineString, Polygon, MultiGeometry)
- Styles
* Advanced KML Elements
- Using Network Links for Dynamic Data Display
- Time Display
- Regions

The material taught in this course typically covers approximately 2 days or 16 hours and can be applied toward your GISP certification from the GIS Certification Institute.

GeoSpatial Training Services, LLC provides e-learning and instructor led training courses designed to keep GIS professionals on top of the rapidly evolving and increasingly technical nature of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In today's world, implementing a GIS increasingly requires advanced skills that blend geospatial theories and concepts with advanced computer science skills. Our goal at GeoSpatial Training Services is to integrate these sometimes disparate concepts into training materials that can be used to become a more effective GIS professional. Our affordable, self-paced virtual training courses are designed to fully engage the student in the learning process through the use of audio lectures, visual software demonstrations, exercises, Flash based lectures, and one-on-one interactions between the student and instructor. Users can quickly and easily order virtual training materials that provide a fast, easy, inexpensive, and highly effective method for acquiring GIS skills. Some of the key features of our training CD's include:

* An average of 40 hours training with each full length course.
* Exercises and data included with each full length course to give hands-on experience with the software.
* Courses offered in a variety of formats including full length courses, chapter length courses, and job aids.
* Unique compression that allows us to put many hours of high quality audio and video on a single disk.
* Compatible with PCs and Mac
* Training delivered by experts in both audio and video as you watch the instructor's computer desktop, and the software in action - Anyone can learn regardless of your learning style (auditory or visual)
* Lessons can be repeated anytime you like, from anywhere you like.


For more information contact:
GeoSpatial Training Services, LLC
Website: http://www.geospatialtraining.com
Blog: http://geochalkboard.wordpress.com
Phone: 210-260-4992
Email: eric@geospatialtraining.com



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