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Looking for tool or an easy way (limited programming skills here) to display geotiffs in Google Earth. Specifically Canadian topos like this

This Geogratis site has the same topos in regular tif and pdf formats but can't seem to locate a way to display them in Google Earth. I found this script but don't know how to implement it. Any help would be appreciated!

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the script uses gdal2tiles from here – Mapperz Dec 3 '12 at 20:14
thanks for all the help... which is easier for non-programmer to implement, gdal2tiles or maptiler? The wms is nice but I think I need something more customizable. – sirgeo Dec 3 '12 at 20:42
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You don't need to have any programming skills to do this. The data is available in geographic coordinates, take that file and use maptiler to convert the file to a KMLSUPEROVERLAY.

You can do this with qgis too, but maptiler is probably a bit easier.

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Maptiler did the job i was looking for, thank you. – sirgeo Dec 3 '12 at 22:04

This Network KML is already providing the Topos to view

You can have all layers on - or select individual layers.

Use the Opacity Slider by right clicking the layer and can be adjusted based on your preference of transparency.

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Indexes of these files can be also be shown see -… – Mapperz Dec 3 '12 at 20:28

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