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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 ...
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VRT vs KML superoverlay

We've got GB's of raster data that I want to make available as mosaics with overviews internally within my office. We have people using ArcGIS (although we are never all at the same version) and we ...
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Finding coordinate pair at any given distance along calibrated route?

Goal: given a route as a set of ordered coordinates, measure the overall distance of the route and be able to access the coordinate pair at any given distance along the route. Application: I'm ...
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Calculated distance doesn't match Google Earth

I have a google earth route that measures 190.1km in Google Earth. I then pulled down the .kml file, extracted the points and measured them using Vincenty's formula (ellipsoid earth) and got 190.2. ...
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Is the use of Google Earth imagery via the OpenLayers Plugin in QGIS legal?

I understand the terms and conditions WRT use of Google Earth imagery in external applications are strict. Years ago ArcBruTile offered such service in ArcGIS the legallity of which was ...
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Parts needed to run Geoserver/PostGIS from a program like Microsoft Access

I have a fair bit of experience in GIS and Python, but am brand new to developing on the web. I have rented some space on a server and have a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database as well as Geoserver on it. ...
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Looking for a good solution to have GPS position on KMZ files on Android platform

I'm looking for the best solution / app on the android platform to show my GPS position over a KMZ file, possibly offline. Here is what I've tried to do: Google Earth Android app I downloaded KMLZ ...
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How to have all nodes of my search in google earth as kml file

I need data for my research, and i am trying to get data from google earth to find densities of the facilities. I am using google earh desktop program and i activate 7 days trial of pro version. Yet, ...
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Geoserver KML Rendering in Google Earth - SLD Errors

I have a layergroup with custom SLD's in Geoserver: Layer preview All the symbology renders fine. If I try and add the KML as a network link into google earth using this URL I lose most of my SVG and ...
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Geodatabase feature to KMZ - display issue with stacked lines

I am working with a line feature in ArcGIS. My end product is a KMZ for use in Google Earth. However, there are lines that are stacked on top of each other in the feature. When I convert my feature to ...
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Can I update my Goole Earth browser in real time?

I am about to start a project that will entail updating my Google Earth browser with data from a MySQL database package (WAMP) like is the case for web pages, but after thinking about it I really did ...
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Error open KMZ file from Oregon 650t Garmin

This is similar to this Previous post however; it does not mention about dpi or resolution to save a good quality image with very limited kmz files to be use for Garmin? What is the dpi when do you ...
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What is the ruler accuracy in Google Earth Pro?

I use Google Earth Pro (7.1) on a daily basis to assess the acreage of US agricultural fields using the GE ruler. What is the accuracy we can expect from Google Earth Pro for surface calculation? ...
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Open KML Photos In Default Desktop Application

I have created a KML file containing several thousand placemarks. The description contains a simple HTML tag referencing a location on local disk, pointing to a JPG photograph. The photos display ...
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Syncing Google Earth My Places data in OS X

Since Google hasn't implemented a sync service for Google Earth's My Places data, I'm trying to make this work manually between my home and work computers, one OS X the other Windows. Windows side ...