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shp2kml license expired, looking for free solution

So I work for a small African non-profit. I do all the GIS and data work. Most of the layers I create, I convert to kml layers so my boss can then use them quickly and easily in Google Earth. But now ...
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Move whole Google earth path

I have a KML-file with a path in Google Earth that is slightly displaced. And I don't want to move each coordinate manually. How can I move all of the coordinates together? I think this site is ...
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How can I load pre-computed Google Earth Engine datasets into the stand-alone Google Earth client?

The Google Earth Engine website lists a number of featured datasets. When I click on one of the time lapse datasets, it opens in my browser (Firefox on Linux), but for the "Precomputed datasets", I ...
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How to project geographic coordinates to cartesian with the least possible error? [closed]

I need to convert geographic coordinates (in decimal degrees) to cartesian with the least possible error? I searched a lot on the internet but it seems that the conversion is not exact. Could you ...
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How to compute distance between 4500 points fast?

I am working on a location problem with 150 customers (points) and 30 facilities (points). I have determined the location of any customer and facility by google earth and then saved them in a KMZ ...
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Overlap between Google Earth and Topographic OSM

First, I have Google Earth and Garmin BaseCamp with OSM maps. I would be satisfied if the solution is only available on one of these software. A third software that combine both view can be ...
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Exporting all attributes from a GPX file

I have a GPX file that i have imported into Google Earth, it looks like this. When I try and use the GPX to features tool in ArcGIS, it does not export out all the attributes.. It seems that GE ...
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How do I make shapefiles that I converted from .KML appear in QGIS?

I have created shapefiles from Google Earth but they do not show in QGIS, whereas in ArcGIS they do. I have made sure they are at the top of the layers, not transparent and also I have changed their ...
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How to display WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) services in Google Earth?

The basemap services provided by Esri (on ArcGIS Online, Data and Maps for Sever, and the Data Appliance for ArcGIS) use the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) spatial reference (WKIDs 102100 or ...
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Sorting individual points by shapefile overlay

I have a couple hundred individual locations across Australia saved in a KML/KMZ file. Is it at all possible to use QGIS or something similar to sort these individual locations into a statistical area ...
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Google Earth import terrain

Currently I am able to import images to overlay on existing terrain in Google Earth. Is it possible to import custom terrain for viewing in Google Earth? There doesn't appear to be any options for ...
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Failing to find a location in Google Earth

I type a location into the Google Earth search bar and click search. Most of the time I get zoomed to the correct location, but on about 30% of occasions nothing happens. GE fails to take me to that ...
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Google Earth tour LookAt not looking at same place as Placemark with same coordinates [closed]

I have tried to create a tour from a csv file. I want the tour to look at each Placemark in turn but the view is of a different set of locations when run in Google Earth. The Placemarks are plotting ...
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How geographically accurate is Google Earth?

I'm using a KML file which I have loaded in to Google Earth. I am looking at some islands, and see items such as the following island: Note the blue region is the polygon describing the area ...
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Is it possible to have run-time dynamic table updates to visualization using javascript interacting with postgis and geoserver

I have an idea of/have seen implementations, of dynamic map retrieval/updating using wms on openlayers by using updates to a postgis database which was hooked into geoserver and having a refresh ...
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Merging Multiple Paths

Alright, I'm going to start by using Google Earth terminology because that's where the original need for a solution came up. I have multiple paths (54) that I want to merge into a single path. ...
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How to implement Google Earth style zoom in/out and pan animation in ArcGIS Engine applications?

I am developing an application using ArcGIS Engine 10 and the C# language. I wish to add some more animation capabilities into my application. In other words, I want to add animation to zoom in, ...
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How to convert to Australian Height Datum from Google Earth elevation?

I am trying to figure out how to convert from Google Earth elevation to Australian Height Datum (AHD). Google Earth's elevation / altitude is based on The vertical component (altitude) is measured ...
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Link two Google Earth frames to mirror each other

I have a webpage with two Google Earth Frames side by side. Is there a way to link the two together so when I zoom or pan in one frame, it is mirrored in the other? Thanks.
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style manipulation using Google Earth api

I am creating data in QGIS and then serving it using GeoServer and displaying using the Google Earth api. Is there any way to access the styles using a JavaScript api and alter the look and feel of my ...
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How do I load offline google map/earth vrt files as a backdrop in qgis

I was trying to follow the process : saving-google-earth-location in order to cache google maps/earth offline for digitizing, but I am fairly new to qgis. When I try to add the vrt file as a raster ...
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Google Earth multiselect points to delete or drag & drop [duplicate]

How can i select multiple items in Google's Earth sidebar "places" menu to delete or to move to a folder?
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Interactive Web Maps That Update as Users Change Attributes

I want to create an interactive map where users can go to the website, click on a polygon in the map, and have a chioce of three options. When they click one, it will change the color and update the ...
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List of platforms-and-browsers that support the Google Earth Plugin

Is there an official up-to-date list of platforms-and-browsers that support the Google Earth Plugin? At Google Earth API Developer's Guide is The Google Earth Plugin is currently supported on the ...
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matching open layers plugin Google earth to my data

I'm novice to the GIS and am trying to figure out how to keep my datapoints matching to the same projection on Google Earth satellite that I downloaded through the Open Layers Plugin. My data is in a ...
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Change kml tag structure [closed]

I am working on google-maps kml. I have several shapefiles and using QGIS i have converted it to kml files. When i export the kml (save as kml in Qgis). It contains tag like <SimpleData ...
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What is the best method to georeference polygons with no spatial reference?

I have a Google earth image which has drawn polygons on it. I would like to create a polygon feature class in ArcGIS using this data. However, the actual image has been manipulated in powerpoint. ...
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How do I prevent Google Earth (Pro here) from zooming out to the global level everytime it is unsure of a directions search?

This has got to be one of the most annoying things I've dealt with in a while... When I do a google earth pro search to get directions from a pin to say, "groceries", [Search Google] | Parcel Search ...
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Color matching between Google Earth and Google Maps (same KML)

I'm working on a custom Google Map using API v3. I'm creating my KML files in Google Earth, uploading to Maps and then accessing the KML from there. I'm having problems matching polygon colours to the ...
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How to add any WMS layer on Google Earth Plugin in my web application?

I have a GIS application which allows user to draw features on Google Earth plugin included on my web application. Now i want to give an option of adding any wms layer on the google earth plugin if ...
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Google earth balloon not fully visible

When i load my KML on google earth, the balloon appears whole but when I embed on a webpage using the embedKML tool, the data in the balloon (In this case a table) appears to be cut. The close button ...
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How to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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Is there a simple way to visualise point data with height values in KML?

Is there a simple way to display latitude/longitude point data like a 3D bar chart in KML, where the height is specified by a varying value? I've seen some examples where the <extrude> element ...
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gdal2tiles raster symbology

I am using gdal2tiles to create kmlsuperoverlay of a raster. Although displaying the dataset in the correct location - the contrast is very low and so it is not feasible to see the features. When I ...
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gdal2tiles produces rectangular cells

I am using gdal2tiles to create kml files of a raster image. The raster cell resolution is 25,-25. I use the following commands: bash-4.1$ gdalwarp -of GTiff -t_srs EPSG:3857 bash-4.1$ ...
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Calculate length of 2,000 paths - lines in Google Earth?

I have ~2,000 paths/lines drawn in Google Earth and I would like to know their cumulative length. How can I do this easily? I have been able to convert into excel the Lat & Long of each point in ...
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Placemark name not shown after converting from .shp to kml

I've converted a bunch of .shp files to .kml using ogr2ogr and I've noticed that the placemark names in Google Earth are not reflected in the newly made kml files. I have also used ogr2gui and found ...
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Calculating distance from a central point in three dimensions and visualising the result

We will shortly be collecting data from our remote systems that track ADS-B signals from Aircraft. This data will provide the lat/lon in epsg:4326 (wgs84) and a height in meters. The station location ...
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Route imported from KML into Google Maps does not display correctly

I made this map in Google Earth of a trip I recently did in the UAE. I did this by importing the kml I'd saved from GE into Google Maps. Annoyingly, it is only displaying part of the route. If you ...
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Where do I put pause and balloon visibility commands in KMZ tour?

I am teaching a new course called Global Studies, which looks at many aspects of various regions of the world. As in introduction to each region, I plan on making a Google Earth tour with ...
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Making a KML layer “always on”

Is there a KML tag or specification by which you can force a given layer (specifically, a screen overlay) to be "always on", in that there is no way for the user viewing the file to make that layer ...
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Exporting Mosaic Dataset to KMZ

I've georeferenced some old aerial photos and merged them into a Mosaic Dataset in my geodatabase. I want to convert the finalized Mosaic Dataset into a KMZ so I can share it with an architectural ...
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Export shapefile to KML for Google Earth - using QGIS

I am a real beginner with QGIS. I have shape files of my study site. I would like to have the nice google earth background. I would like to be able to see my files in Google earth, then I can zoom ...
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Changing displayed elements of a KML file based on current system time in Google Earth

Is there any way to have Google Earth turn features in a KML file on and off automatically based on the current system time? I have created the simple example below of a rectangle with a ...
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Convert shape file to KML on QGIS

I want to convert a shapefile to a kml using QGIS. When I do it, the output I obtain is without atributtes. And I want a similar product as it is provided by shape2kml of zonum solutions. Thanks in ...
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Synchronize Google Earth to ArcMap and vice versa

I found this old script that worked okay in 9.3, but since I've upgraded to 10.1 the VB code can't work. It basically allows you to quickly pan in Google Earth to find a feature, then you click on a ...
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How can I show excel file with addresses inside in Google Earth?

I have excel file with 1 column of address , city and country. I want to "import" it into Google Earth and get placemarks of the addresses (2800 POI). How can I do it ?
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How to project Google Earth KML files in ArcGIS so that they display properly?

I am sure my question has been answered in the past but I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this... I have downloaded a KML point file from Google earth and I imported it into ...
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Google maps white striations / false artifacts

What are the common white striations running from NW to SE visible when you zoom in around 5mi scale? For example at (+81, -80)? But they appear 'all over'. Are they snow drifts? or satellite sweeps? ...
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Can Google Earth for Android open a local document from a .kml field?

I've been making a .kml file to be used in GE for Android that should open paths from the local device into Polaris Office. I'm using the following attribute tag: <a ...