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(2013)INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH.6(2).p.196-201 Mark abstract High-resolution images available on Google Earth are increasingly being consulted in geographic studies. However, most studies limit themselves to visualizations or on-screen measurements. Google Earth allows users to create points, lines, and polygons on-screen, which can be saved as Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files. Here, the use of R statistics freeware is proposed to easily convert these files to the shapefile format [or .shp file format'], which can be loaded into Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ESRI ArcGIS 9 in our example). The geospatial data integration in GIS strongly increases the analysis possibilities.

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Author: Amaury Frankl , Ann Zwertvaegher , Jean Poesen and Jan Nyssen

Source: https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/3080744



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