LENGTH:                       1/2 Day
COST:                             $445 + GST
TIME:                              9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION:                   Burswood training room
PRESENTER:                Nick Chai

Or contact NGIS to request a corporate course.
PHONE:                         (08) 9355 6000
TIME:                              Wait for detail
EMAIL:                           training@ngis.com.au





course information


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.

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.

This course has been specifically designed for GIS Analysts, Data Creators, Map Creators, GIS team leaders and Project Managers. 

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
  • Underground mode
  • Query tool and measurement tools
  • Contour and slope maps
  • Terrain Profiles
  • Viewshed analysis
  • Creating polylines and polygons
  • Presentations

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



Date Time Status
31/03/2022 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Closed
08/08/2022 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Closed


Please note other than the dates above NGIS are able to offer group training sessions for a team of four or more on an agreed date in our professional training room in our Perth office. Please send an email to training@ngis.com.au and we will do our best to accommodate you.

*NGIS reserves the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule courses due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances. Where a fee refund is due, such a refund will be provided within 30 days. NGIS will have no further liability.

Please ensure the below details are of the individual attending the course.

Submit this form to start the booking process:

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