Google's virtual globe application that allows users to view 3D buildings, imagery, terrain, any other information stored in KML files.

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Is there a way to load a kml raster super-overlay in QGIS?

I have created a set of tiled rasters as a super-overlay in Google Earth, and it performs remarkably well. Is there some way to load a super-overlay as a layer in QGIS? I am wondering if this could be ...
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Time series export from ArcGIS Desktop to KML not working in Google Earth?

I am having trouble with the KML export. My time series will not work properly in google earth, it has time start in 0001 when it should start in the year 2001. My incidents time is coded ...
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Can a Fusion Tables Heatmap be used in Google Earth?

From the Fusion Tables web interface there's an option to view a heatmap, which draws on top of Google Maps. From the Fusion Tables map view there's an option to Export To KML, which allows the ...
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Changing projection in KML from Google Earth to Maps

I have created a bunch of map tiles for Google Maps mistakenly using the Google Earth projection. Is there a tool available to batch warp the KML files to the correct projection or will I need to ...
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Changes to Clip and Intersect between 2.8 ltr and 2.12 for lines

Clip and Intersect in 2.8 yield the result as expected. When using 2.12 the shape file is empty. To test this I have run both versions on Linux (Opensuse Leap) and OSX. The results are consistent. ...
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csv to kml converter

Does anyone know a workable and stable program which converts csv extension files to kml? There are many tools available online but none of them worked for me. I tried many including kmlcsv Choon-...
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drawing boundaries in google earth

I want to trace administrative borders as a layer in Google Earth. The problem is that although I know how to draw and save a polygon,I don't know how to draw contiguous shapes using the polygon tool. ...
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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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ArcMap Exported (KML/KMZ) Meridians and Parallels do not match/ align with that of Google Earth

I was trying to draw kml that are (one degree in gap) meredians and parallels for Austrailia. e.g see i tried to draw 142 degree and 11 degree lines using fishnet in arcmap but when imported into ...
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How to convert KML with tracks to Shapefiles?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/kml?...
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How to dynamically update a KML layer in OpenLayers 2.10?

Arguably, this is a easy question for you guys GIS expert. Here is the question, how to outsource a dynamic KML file using JavaScript in OpenLayers. I want to refresh every 7 seconds. Below are ...
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Displaying latest satellite images and adding shapefiles on globes other than Google Earth?

Are there alternatives to Google Earth that will display the latest satellite images and can add pinpoints and are relatively intuitive? It would be nice if I could possibly add shapefiles on top of ...
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How to link Geoserver WMS layer to Google earth?

I tried with what was available in Geoserver Layer preview as kml. It gives the geom itself at higher zooms, not the image for that area. What to do to get only the png/jpeg images from Geoserver and ...
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Google Earth, Google satellite, and Bing aerial accuracy

Does anybody know the accuracy of Google Earth, Google satellite, and Bing aerials, and at what scale? I think that you have different/better accuracy if you have subscribed to their professional ...
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Is there a way to make Google Earth only display the outline of continents?

I want to do a visualization in Google Earth and I don't want to see all the different colours of the satellite images. Instead I'd like just the outline of the continents/coastlines, maybe a colour ...
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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 = geography:...
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How to get categorized list of all entities in a particular area of Google Maps/Open Street Maps?

I have been asked by my Professor to get the list of all kinds of entities for a particular area. Here by entities I mean - Names and(or) Addresses categorically resolved to residential area, ...
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ArcGIS JavaScript API won't recognize ArcGIS online material that isn't shared publicly

I am trying to add KML Layers to the ArcGIS JS API. I have the KML layers hosted on the ArcGIS Online server. This data that I am working with contains some sensitive information and I am trying to ...
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GeoDatabase to KML Conversion

I have some US Forest Service GIS data which is a set of roads and trails an Accesss Database, also commonly referred to a GeoDatabase or a Personal GeoDatabase. Its a standard Access MDB File. From a ...
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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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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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How can I stream attitude (roll,pitch,yaw) into Google Earth?

I am streaming position data (lat, lon) of an airplane into Google Earth via NMEA 0183 ($GPRMC, $GPGGA sentences) and it works OK (I generate and stream these from my own software). Now I would also ...
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Google Earth import terrain

Today, Google Earth allows you to import images to overlay on existing terrain. Is it possible to import custom terrain to replace default terrain in Google Earth? There doesn't appear to be any ...
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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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Do local Bing Maps servers or Google Earth servers exist?

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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KML/KMZ: Make one placemark appear in two folders?

I'm not actually sure this is quite the right way to approach this problem, so if I'm just off in the wrong direction, please help me figure out where I should be heading. I have a collection of ...
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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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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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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 xmlns="http://earth.google.com/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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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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How to create 3D boxes within a KML file without ground contact?

I'm actually trying to visualize the output of an atmospheric model within Google Earth using a KML file. The model is divided into several 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 km boxes and each box should get a color ...
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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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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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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 KML Autoload/Distribution

Situation: We have installed Google Earth on the whole computer network. We have one KML with all our projects. Need: Distribute the KML on all those Google Earth instances. Requirements: -...
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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 do I convert EPSG:26986 coordinate pairs to EPSG:4326 from the MassGIS web service, the Linux command-line, or PHP?

I'm a GIS newbie, normally a PHP web applications developer. I am trying to map all boundaries of the MA state representative districts. So I just need to convert polygon coordinates from the ...
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Bridge not there in Google Earth

In Google Earth, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is not there. They've got the road going in and out of the canyon. This would be a blast to drive, but there really is a bridge there. They had to have ...
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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 file....