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Computed distance on google earth [duplicate]

Can anyone help me explain why the line of computed distance between two places (from 2 continents) on Google earth curved rather than a straight line? Thanks
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Alternative to Google Earth to edit and organize KML files

I like the way Google Earth displays KML as a "scene graph", that is, a tree structure in the left panel. This allows you to rearrange features in folders, change layer order, etc. via drag-and-drop. ...
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Video tour of placemarks with discription

I have around 30 placemarks with description. An example of a placemark with his discription is given in the figure Now the objective is to create a video tour around my placemarks, start with ...
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Google Earth plugin deprecated. Which alternatives?

I've got a costumer of mine asking for an integration of the Google Earth Plugin to his website. From Google earth Plugin site I read this: Google Earth Plugin API has been deprecated as of ...
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Google Earth isn't reading from my USB GPS Dongle (only monitors bluetooth)

I just bought a GlobalSat USB Dongle, model ND-105C. So I plugged it in, and I boot up Google Earth Pro (on mac), Tools > GPS > Realtime > NMEA > Start The thing is only scanning these locations: ...
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Zooming out before flying to next placemark

I'm using a NetworkLink to display kml files continuously. The file pointed to in NetworkLink will be changed on the server before the refresh happens. Here is the root file that is loaded into Google ...
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Calculate the distances between n geographical points

First of all, I'm sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm totally new to the world of GISs and geographic measurements. I would like to calculate the distances between N (an arbitrary number, but ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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Google Earth does not honor the Drawing order of layer group from Geoserver

I'm hosting a variety of data using geoserver. Some psql, but mostly shapefiles. I have a layer group that has the drawing order set to draw the feature with the green square after the big red ...
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route planner view from kml file

I have a kml file generated dynamically that I can view in google earth no problem. It shows a route for a journey. Is there a way to make this more 'printer friendly' so that I can print this of for ...
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Why is longitude also written as B and latitude as k?

Why is longitude also written as B and latitude as k? I see that abbreviation when working with Google maps API.
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Google Earth does not display full ground overlay image

I have the problem that my ground overlays in Google Earth are cut off at the Northern half. But I cannot see any issue with the kml-file. My kml file is this one: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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KML Time Stamp With UTC Conversion Not Working

So I have a KML Placemark with a <when> tag in it that has the dateTime that I want, however when I load it into google earth, the <when> tag disappears. Here is my code: <?xml ...
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Slight translation with coordinate-transformation from Gauss-Kruger to WGS 84. Possible Reasons?

I have a number of points in Gauss-Kruger, Zone 3 that I want to convert to display them within Google-Earth. Assuming WGS84 for Google-Earth the transformed coordinated differ from the original ones ...
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Creating 3D Buildings for Google Earth?

I want to learn creating real 3D buildings to use them for google earth. What is the best software for that? And What are the best books/tutorials to start with. Thanks
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Importing kml google earth polygons to QGIS

I've created some polygons in google earth, saved it to kml and then I loaded these files into QGIS. The problem seems to be the projection, these polygons are slightly out of the place. I've tried ...
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Converting a California Coordinate System Zone 6 value

On this page: State Plane Coordinate System - Convert, View on Google Earth I have entered: 0406 California Zone 6 X (meters) 1895486.55 Y (meters) 329169.63 Then "Calc" produces: Degrees Minutes ...
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Google earth plug in loading old ground overlay

Im having a problem were i have updated Groundoverlay images and the links, but the plug in is either showing the old overlays or just greyed out, when viewed on my PC I know the coding is ok as is i ...
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Error Exporting ArcMap Feature to KML, Retain Attached Photo

I have a set of point features in an ArcGIS file geodatabase. I have attached a photo to one of the points, using the built-in tools 'enable attachments' and 'add attachment'. The photo is stored on ...
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How to load territorial maps on QGIS from web?

Is it possible to use QGIS like Google Earth? I need to draw simple shapes on territorial maps. I would like to do that without using multiple files for each part of the Earth. I use QGIS 1.8, but I ...
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How do I preserve measurement between QGIS and Google Earth?

Wondering if anyone has found a way around this: I am having issues when importing shp files into Google Earth. I need reasonably accurate measurement data and my measurements change significantly ...
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Generating a Placemark (Google Earth) via information link

I'm using the ArcGIS JavaScript API. I'd like to have an infowindow pop up that has a link to a downloadable KML placemark. Is this possible without pre-generating thousands of individual KML files? ...
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How to get lat/long of all adresses inside a polygon in google map?

I have several polygon shapes inside a City in Germany. I need to generate Point data of houses inside those Polygons. It is very time consuming to add all the building Locations manually. I am ...
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Getting WGS84 height of a given place mark - Google Earth

Setting manually a place mark for a given location or obtaining the coordinates via Google Earth search yields the (Long,Lat) WGS84 coordinates. I'm fully aware of map is a 2D concept, yet is there a ...
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2GB .KMZ file wont't open

Not sure if I'm asking the right question. Never used Google Earth Pro before, but I have a 2GB KMZ file and I can't open it. Is there a way to break it down further or is there a limit to how large a ...
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Can someone explain the use of relative paths with KMZ and KML files?

I am saving a map to KML from ArcMap, which creates a KMZ file. In the attribute table of one of the shapefiles, in this case soil borings, I have entered a typical "<href XXX </a>" ...
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Google Earth / QGIS projection (great circle line)

Here is my question: 1- Based on a long distance segment ( approx 2000 km) drawn on Google Earth and imported as shapefile in QGIS I want to obtain a terrain profile based on "Terrain Profile" ...
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Loading KML WMS Network Link through Google Earth API

I'm trying to add a KML network link with the Google Earth API using the same function that I have used for regular KMLs and KMZs. Sources suggest to create a KML with a "Ground Overlay" to connect to ...
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Can i combine DXF, Google Earth Models, Shape Files and Rasters in QGIS?

I'm an architect, trying to bring a number of data sets together for use in a CAD package (AutoCAD). I have some georeferenced images (.jpg, .jgw.), Some model files downloaded from GoogleEarth (.kml ...
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Google Earth Enterprise Portable Server replacement?

Is anyone still using Google Earth Enterprise Portable Server? Is there a better alternative now? "The Google Earth Enterprise Portable Server solution enables organizations to access portions of ...
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Geographic -> UTM Raster Rectification

I'm trying to use an image overlay in KML / Google Earth as the basis for adding extra info and returning this to Google Earth. In my utility app I can specify a rectangle to give me the ...
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Superimposing high resolution NetCDF data on Google Earth?

I have got output from Weather Research Forecasting Software(WRF) in NETCDF format. These are basically high resolution forecasts for precipitation and wind barbs(sea breeze circulations or slope ...
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USA Historical Satellite Imagery for an Online Application

I am looking for different options to add historical satellite imagery to our online-based application. We currently incorporate Bing Maps into our application, but cannot get historical imagery. I ...
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Bulk SHP/KML Processing Tools

I need to accomplish two things in bulk: Convert SHP to KML Modify the fill and outline color and opacity either of SHP or KML files What tools can you recommend for these two tasks? I've tried ...
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Google Earth vs ArcGIS: Which works best with Bootstrap? [closed]

Which of the two mapping solutions (Google or ArcGIS) works best with Bootstrap? I saw that ArcGIS has a Bootstrap map plugin available, but you still had to work with Dojo and some of the CSS classes ...
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Import data, analyze spatially, and export list of points using Google Earth

I am trying to: import data into Google Earth from an outside data source. Then overlay a map and isolate which datapoints fall into that area. I would like to then export a list of the data points ...
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How to develop an elevation profile tool with high precision? [closed]

Similar to the Google Earth elevation profile tool, also similar to this: http://www.geocontext.org/publ/2010/04/profiler/en/?send_comment=success#comments I want to be able to use my own set of ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.
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Accuracy issues between data in QGIS and Google Earth

Wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have a kml in Google Earth. When I import it to QGIS, and then import the Google Earth images they are in slightly different places. I used a QGIS ...
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Embedding a open source topographic Earth (maybe Google Earth) onto a website?

For a project, I want to create a website that includes something that resembles Google Earth. For this website I would like the starry night background with the Earth in the middle (like that on ...
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What are the coordinates of the mysterious hole in Siberia?

I am interested in taking a Google Earth aerial view of the mysterious hole recently discovered in Siberia and perhaps doing some hydrological analysis of the area in a GIS. However, there appears to ...
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Image classification using google satellite images

Currently our expert user classifies locations by viewing the Google earth satellite image of a location. They consider circular areas of a 5km radius at a set zoom level. They evaluate the image for ...
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KML parsing error: parse error line 1, column 0. Not well-formed, invalid token

A week ago I opened an old .kmz file in google earth to add a few pin-drops. Everything saved correctly and updated for a good 3 days, then I started to get a parsing error in google earth upon ...
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Where can I find equipment that will allow me to recreate a form of Google Streetview?

I am looking for more affordable equipment that would allow me to recreate the concept of Google's Streetview, as well as software that would make a comparable UI map (without it "belonging" to ...
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Fixing Mapinfo export to Google Earth projection which is slightly off?

I have around 20 layers of data (points and polylines) in Mapinfo TAB files which I need to export to KML files, however the projection is slightly out. I have tried various different projection ...
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How to remove the description information when exporting to KML?

I have been working in ArcGIS to convert shapefiles into kml files using ArcGIS toolbox. The resulted kml/kmz contain some extra set of information in the description field that is used to show a ...
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Google Earth Canada NTS 1:50000 Overlay

Not that long ago there was a Google Earth kml overlay file (ie. wms-ctis.kml) titled Canada Geographic Names and Maps which included the Overlay Canadian topographic maps. This would allow one to ...
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distance difference in Google Earth with exported GPX or KML compared to source shapefile

I've converted a shapefile (points) to KML with QGIS. Points in the shapefile are within 100m distance from each other. When I measure it in Google Earth, the distance changes to 80m. The same ...
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Convert GEDCOM to KML

Does anyone know of a way to convert GEDCOM files to KML? I am building a family tree and I would like to be able to upload the infromation I have gathered to Google Earth. I already tried to use ...
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GeoTIFF created using ArcGIS for Desktop not displaying in Google Earth or Photoshop?

I originally had an IMAGINE Land Cover raster file that I opened in ArcMap. I used the Extract Feature from Raster to extract only the Developed class and saved it (still IMAGINE). Then I used the ...