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I have a polyline in google earth. I want the elevation data (say in excel). I am able to see the elevation profile in google earth when I move along the polyline but Is there a way to extract the lat,long and elevation data in an external software? (say ArcGIS or excel)

Any help is appreciated.

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My first thought is that depending on your intended use, this may violate the Google Terms of Service, as a derivative work. My second thought would be that it would be simpler to bring your polyline into ArcGIS, load in a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) from USGS, at The National Map and extract your elevations directly than doing a multi-step process out of GE. –  Get Spatial Jun 25 '12 at 21:30
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This website will create an elevation profile just like Google Earth and you can import a KML and export a CSV. Should give you the same results as Google Earth.

This is the license restriction page that the tool links to.

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