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Changing the coordinate system of a qgis layer to the projection of Google Earth

I want to know how to change coordinate value of a vector layer (13293061,-572595) to 119.413,-5.13677 (vector data & Google Earth do not match). If I output my data using Google Earth as ...
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Google Earth alternate tile set

I have a Google Maps compatible tileset running on a local server and I can browse this in a browser with the Google Maps API and OpenLayers. Can I force Google Earth to use this tileset so I can ...
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Why do I get an empty shapefile when converting this KMZ in QGIS?

I have downloaded a KMZ file containing global elevation information. I have tried to convert the data to a shapefile using qgis (save as shape option) and using the zonum solutions website but both ...
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MS SQL Server's STDistance output differs from Google Earth/Maps straight line distance

I am testing SQL Server STDistance function in the following way: DECLARE @g geography; DECLARE @h geography; SET @g = geography::STGeomFromText('POINT(53.553813 9.99158)', 4326); SET @h = ...
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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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Create an animation that rotates around an central axis

I am looking to create an animation of a 3D model. I want the model to be the central object in the animation, so rotating around the model, always looking at the model. I am wondering what is the ...
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Using Google Earth to query database

I've been reading about using Google Earth to query data (this article) and I'm interested in learning how to make one of these. I just have a couple of questions: 1. Is this possible with the free ...
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Using Google Earth as view with SQL Server or Postgres Database

How do I connect Google Earth with any relation database? I have live database containing spatial co-ordinates i.e latitude and longitude. User should be able to view these live data on google earth.
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Displaying rectified raster (topos) in Google Earth

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 ...
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My KMZ works for older versions of GE, but not the newer ones

I have a KMZ file which is a time animation. It used to work in the older GE, such as version 5 (I think). I can load the KMZ file in the newer GE, but do not see the animation control bar to play it. ...
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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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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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Will Google Earth see my kml - on different versions?

Is there any difference in the kml script to allow different versions of Google Earth to see it ? If I write <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml ...
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Looking for HowTos or Examples of Presentation Platforms targeting Management/Clients

Any good ideas about using Google Earth to present self contained geospatial data&app to a client or senior management? The broader issue being explored here is that many of our clients are not ...
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Is it possible to realign polylines from KMZ in Google Earth?

I have a street network that has been extracted from AutoCAD DWG's and converted to a KMZ file. The resulting polylines, when launched in Google Earth, do not visually align with the imagery. I am ...
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Select more than one place at a time in Google Earth?

I've got a Google Earth .kmz file opened in my copy of Google Earth 6.0.1.2032 running on Mac OS X 10.6.7. There are about 5000 points/"places" in the file and they show up fine. What I would like to ...
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Google Earth portable solution and imagery data

I wish to clarify with users who are using Google Earth portable solution. As per portable solution link http://www.google.com/enterprise/earthmaps/portable.html, we can create part of globe and ...
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Can we have a local BingMap server or Google Earth server?

Is it possible to have all the map data come from local server instead of Google Earth or Bing Map but still use their tools as front end. For example Bing Map control (from their SDK) would be ...
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ESRI Image Service On Google Earth API

I've been started developing GoogleEarth API on web. I'm using GoogleEarth plugin 7.1.2 version. It is probably a simple question but I'm having trouble with that. I'm trying to integrate the ArcGIS ...
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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 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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Geoserver, PostGIS and KML: Creating clickable nodes from OSM data

I have a PostGIS database that has OSM data imported into it using osm2pgsql and I'm using GeoServer to plot the points into a networked KML file for Google Earth. What I'd like to do is make the ...
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Google Earth/Maps aerials via arc2earth producing cuts in PDF output

I just purchased a month of arc2earth. They provide Google imagery backgrounds with great resolution and display fine in ArcMap but after exporting to PDF they have these triangular cuts as seen here: ...
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Keeping attribute data when exporting KML to feature class

I am working on updating kml files into an mxd. I am able to use the conversion tool to change each KML to a layer file, but I am unable to keep the original kml attribute data. When I export point ...
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Google Earth plug-in: how to get name/description of a model, from lat/long or click

In Google Earth, if you move the mouse over a 3D model (building), it turns light blue. If you click on it, you get a description (or sometimes just an approximate address). Google Earth plug-in web ...
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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 Export a Shapefile as KML Using R

All, I have exported an ESRI shapefile (polygon) to KML using R, but the resulting layer shows only the outer extent of the polygon. How can I fill in the area with a color? Any help is greatly ...
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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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Why are the tile coordinates different in Google maps and Google earth?

I have a .NET application that typically uses the standard Google Maps JavaScript API V2. Within this application I am using a GTileLayerOverlay to add my own custom dynamic tile layer. function ...
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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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Problems aligning layers digitized from Google earth into ArcMaps10

I'm a PhD student new to ArcGIS. I'm digitizing features from Google Earth to use in ArcGIS (I work in India, where the mapping in GIS is at best scanty). I drew along a river in Google Earth, saved ...
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When was the Google Earth API launched?

Do you know the date when google launched that API: https://developers.google.com/earth/
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Rendering 3D timezones KML on a 2D map

I'm trying to render a KML layer (with timezones) in Google Maps API v3. The KML layer works fine in 3D (in Google Earth), but when I render it in 2D, the timezone lines that meet at the North Pole ...
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Stacked point representation in KMLs

I cross posted this in the Google Earth forum but they changed the format there and I'm not sure I like the format. In my dataset I sometimes have multiple locations at a single point. GE will ...
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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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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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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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How to georeference an image in ArcMap, using coordinates from a KML file

My starting point is KML file containing a PNG image, which displays correctly in Google Earth: From Google Earth I choose > Save Place As > KML, which gives me the unprojected PNG file, plus ...
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Google Earth land features importing to ArcMAP

I'm wanting to import land features, such as lakes, reservoirs and other land-made features onto my ArcMAP. Is that possible as this is new with my client wanting this done. What needs to be done as ...
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Can Google Earth App for the iPad specify a KML using a URL without dealing with Google MyMaps?

Can Google Earth App for the iPad specify a KML using a URL without having to go through with one's Google My Maps Account?
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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 avoid the faint display of tracks when using the time slider of Google Earth?

After playing a track with the Time Slider, I often get a faint but clearly visible track remaining. Anyone know why and how to fix it please? Here's an example. The GPX track has been played once ...
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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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Technique for splitting raster image into tiles

I have written a standalone application which renders a globe similar to GoogleEarth/WorldWind which is currently able to display raster imagery from WMS servers. The native geodesy of this ...
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Embedded images in KMZ not shown on Google Earth for iOS

I've created KMZs that work well in Google Earth. Their placemarks reference embedded images files like so <Placemark> <name><![CDATA[IMG_1288]]></name> <Snippet ...
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Google Earth Super Overlay to TIFF

is there a way to convert a raster Google Earth Super Overlay to TIFF? My GE source contains raster tiles. Thank you, a
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prohibited: getting knowledge from GoogleEarth photos/videos, and use it for own map?

Is it prohibited to use knowledge you get from proprietary images or videos? Example: I found a geotagged photo (ponramio) in Google Earth with a well on it. So I know: "Ah, there is a well where I ...
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Adding images to placemarks multiple times

I have a route that I travel that is saved by coordinates to a .csv file for use in GE. I have images (pictures) that I would like to add to placemarks I have along the route. Is there a script or ...
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Google earth: adding multiple images to a placemark

I have a couple of images that I want to add to a placemark. The problem is when I add the multiple images, google earth displays them one below the other. Is it possible that the image are displayed ...
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Issue converting DEM in ASCII with LO17 (apparent) projection

I'm a newbie where GIS is concerned, so please don't hesitate to point me to a manual. We've got DEM files without any projection information. One is called 000426_LO17_200M_BD16_25.ORT and contains ...