Creating base plans

 

 

Fast Tracking Landscape Plans

How to use a mobile phone and Google Earth to capture images of a site suitable for the preparation of base maps

Use a mobile phone on site. Locate the site in Google earth

 

YouTube movie We show how to set preferences in Google Earth to ensure that any image captured is a true top view. We export the image as a jpg file and edit using IrfanView to create an image suitable for import to gCADPlus. The image in gCADPlus is scaled such that the distance command reports reasonably accurate values. The drawing color is changed to red and a base map created.