Intelligence and Analysis School

Google Earth Introductory Course for the Intelligence Professional


An intense one day course that guides you through the practical applications of this popular geo-spatial software; enabling users to achieve an integrated intelligence picture via the intuitive, easy-to-use interface. We will take you from understanding the GUI and navigation through to creating and importing you own KML files. You will receive hands on training and the course is engaging throughout.


Quickly learn to get the best from Google Earth with the benefit of all the tips and tricks from our own experienced analysts.

Intended Audience

Intelligence Professionals looking for an introduction to this popular geospatial software.

Level – General computer literacy.

Language – The course will be delivered in English

Delivery Style – 10% Instructor led theory, 70% Instructor led practical sessions, 10% Classroom discussion, 10% Student led project work

Duration – 1 Day (Times 08-30 – 12-30 / 13-30 – 17-30)

Location – The Intelligence & Analysis School, IMSL, Walsingham House, Shrivenham. SN6 8TZ. UK. (Alternative locations by arrangement)

Module 1 Intro – How Google Earth benefits the Intelligence professional

Essential features –

  • Getting to know Google Earth
  • Navigation
  • Searching and directions
  • Changing views
  • Photos and imagery
  • Altitude
  • KML

Advanced features –

  • Places and enhancing places with HTML
  • Layers
  • Folder structure
  • Overlays
  • Views
  • Historical imagery
  • Drawing and measuring
  • Paths and polygons
  • Touring
  • KML
  • Working with Google Maps

Open Source and other software tools that compliment Google Earth –

  • Geocoding data with tools
  • Google Fusion tables
    • Importing large bulk data


Any requirements for overnight accommodation are the responsibility of the trainee.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks are provided throughout all training courses.

Car Parking: Available.

Public Transport: By rail to Swindon Station + local taxi.