A virtual globe, map, and geographical information program.

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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 ...
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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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How to convert KML (Google Latitude) to SHP on Linux?

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: ...
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Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
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What KML features are suitable to display 3D atmospheric density data using Google Earth?

I wish to use Google Earth to visualise and explore 3D atmospheric density data. In my case it is ionospheric electron density, which is a niche area, but I can imagine this might have been done by ...
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Examples of Animated maps

I am currently looking examples of animated maps. Creating animated maps with the help of this post and similar post checking Animaps site also I am presenting this map in local school so those ...
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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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Getting Google Earth Plugin to work using OpenGeo suite-sdk

I am learning to make a web GIS using OpenGeo Suite-SDK. I have been trying to get the google earth plugin to work but I still fail to make it. I read from ...
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Any Piri Reis shapefiles?

Incredible claims have been made about a map named after its creator (Piri Reis). I was looking into digitizing the map and overlaying it with a modern map of the world, specifically the east coast ...
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When Google Earth launches, only black screen is appearing

I'm installing google earth on ubuntu 12.0.4 in a following way: Downloaded 64 bit. sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb google-earth But when Google Earth launches, only black ...
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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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Displaying a dynamic KML file on Google Maps as it is on Google Earth

how can i display my kml files through network link on Google Maps instead of showing it on Google Earth. I have tried the step mentioned on this link ...
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What is best way to convert DWG to KML using ArcGIS or alternatives?

What's the best way to convert Dwg file to Kml ? i have tried to convert Dwg file to shape file then convert it to KML, but i hadn't very good result , i had some shift from where should be seen in ...
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What are alternatives to ArcGIS for Desktop and Google Earth for these requirements?

I currently have a python script that will take in data and output it as a KMZ file, which I then open in Google Earth on my desktop. The data has two views; a 3D polygon tower (clustered data) and ...
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What are these Google Maps glowing spots? [duplicate]

Can any help me by identifying these glowing spots on the google maps image below? Am I in danger(I live nearby)? Google Maps Link
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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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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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Transfer USGS overlays to Google Earth?

How to transfer aerial archives from USGS earth explorer onto GoogleEarth?
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OSGB36 referenced PNG to Google Earth

I am creating a PNG that is referenced to the OSGB36 datum (1 pixel per 50m easting/northing that is colored according to the result of some calculation code) I want to display this on Google Earth ...
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Why ignores Google Earth the gx:altitudeOffset in KML files?

I am currently writing software that creates 3D polylines and outputs these in KML format. According to the official documentation it is possible to define an altitude offset via gx:altitudeOffset to ...
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Which area measurement to trust? - The same polygon in GoogleEarth v. ArcGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the most accurate coordinate system for calculating areas of polygons? I'm currently involved in comparing the "official metropolitan" areas of several cities ...
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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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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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Why do some maps show Sandy Island?

I need to ask you guys after reading this article. Any speculations on why some maps showed it? What can be the cause of inaccuracies in (web)Maps?
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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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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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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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Help converting projection/coordinates to Google Earth

I'm trying to program a GPS style tracker for a simulation game but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to transform the game's coordinates into Google Earth's. The game's world is flat and has ...
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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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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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Google earth incorrectly rendering coordinates?

My circles are rendering funky on the poles, and along the equator. Here are my coordinates: 158.05553767833,-78.151355482613 152.68654993135,-76.924955252783 147.72303124605,-75.713526831152 ...
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Given two lat/long/time points I need to extrapolate an entire path along the earth

Given two points and the times between them, I'd like to draw a line around the earth. Everything I've tried led to some crazy lines, due to my inexperience with longitudinal movements. Here is the ...
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Which GUI system for my apps?

Apologies for such basic questions, but google really doesn’t seem to be my friend today. I am a long-time programmer, new to GIS. I am trying to get a feel for various aspects of GIS. In addition to ...
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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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Define area of study in Google Earth before Import in Qgis

First, I would like to thank you, for your answers. Here is my problem: I wish implement a GIS solution to manage a water and wastewater network. In my project I have any map for use it like ...
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Exporting selected feature to google earth in QGIS?

Does anyone know if there is a plugin for QGIS that will export features to google earth similar to the one for MapInfo? Thanks, Alan
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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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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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Layer use too big for the coordinate in GE

I've got a problem here. I already changed the format from Tab file into Shp file using MapInfo suggested by friends here. My question is, after we set all the layer into the right coordinates, even ...
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Export georeferenced image into Google Earth

I have created a georeferenced image as instructed in this fine tutorial: http://qgis.spatialthoughts.com/2012/02/tutorial-georeferencing-topo-sheets.html Now I would like to get this image into ...
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regionating vector data for use in Google Earth

Does anybody know of free/open source tools to regionate vector (kml) data, like the regionate tool in Google Earth Pro (see http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=175007)? 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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Data source for 3D buildings (germany)

I'm searching for a data base or webservice, that provides buildings at a level of detail (LOD) of cuboid (length,width,height) or roof, corners, etc or better. The area should cover germany. ...
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Add Google Basemap to ArcGIS

I am looking for a way to add Google Earth imagery to ArcMap 10. Over a year ago, a GIS.SE member mentioned Arc2Earth was the only way to accomplish this (04/2011 thread). Another somewhat ...
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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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How to autoclamp to ground automatically in Google Earth using a dynamic KML created from ArcGIS Server 10

It loads as an absolute everytime so terrain must be turned off to see the lines. Any idea how to get it so they default to clamped to ground? Using newest version of GE.
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Google earth flight path

I have a polyline defined on google earth. I want to create a flight path along the polyline so that I can create a video of how the topography changes along the polyline. Does anybody know how to do ...