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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Google earth to QGIS projection problem

I have a 200 mile diameter circle in Google Earth. I saved as a kml and imported into QGIS with the "add vector layer" and it was imported as WGS 84 GCS. Now the Circle lines up on the correct ...
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Converting ArcGIS layers into .kml for Google Earth

ArcGIS newb here. I'm trying to convert an ArcGIS layer into a .kml format so I can use it in Google Earth. I've found several tutorials for this, but none of them have been helpful so far. They seem ...
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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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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 Google,...
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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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Is it possible to import a KMZ file in to access with VBA?

I am building an MS Access database and am a beginner but have experience with VBA coding in excel (including the generation of KML files). In theory, is it possible to import a KMZ file in to ...
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Keeping symbology style in a polygon shapefile when converting to KML

I have a polygon shape with 23 classes and have created patterned symbology styles which I will like to have retained when I open in Google earth pro. Is there any how I can achieve this in either ...
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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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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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Convert a KML ImageOverlay to World Files with GDAL

I have many raster outputs from an Open Source radio transmission topographic path tool called SPLAT, georeferenced in KML image overlay format. I have figured out an easy way to use tools to ...
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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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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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Export google satallite raster in QGIS 2.12- problem

When I import aerial raster from Google satellite, using the OpenLayers plugin the raster is located in the right place. But when I export it the raster isn't located in the right place: I ...
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How to get an area Latlong geometry directly from google map?

I am new to field of GIS. I need to know that do we have an option of getting latlong of a building that we see in google earth or any Point of Interest areas. Something like i create & drag ...
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How to extract DEM files from google Earth/Map for surfer?

I will need to do a 3D representation of a terrain and I heard surfer is ideal, but then I do not have a DEM file of the region, I know Google Earth and Map could help, but I do not know how? If there ...
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Need to make a shapefile by tracing over a Google Earth image

Basically, what I'm trying to do is create a very simple polygon shapefile of some new areas defined by boundaries specified by my company. These boundaries don't match any known shapefile as it's a ...
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Does there exist a Google Earth Pro x64 version for Windows?

As the title says. I have looked more or less everywhere and couldn't find any definitive answer. If not for Windows, is there a x64 version for *nix (Ubuntu, Debian etc)? Otherwise, with 32-bits ...
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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" plugin....
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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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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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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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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 maxLines="...
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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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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 ...
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Problem with KML in Google Earth iOS-App

I have a some what strange problem with KML/KMZ-files in the iOS google earth-app for ipad/iphone. I export my map from ArcMap to KMZ. Email myself and open the file with KMZ-loader and then open the ...
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Possible to use Google Earth to generate “skyline” planes?

I was really interested to notice that my city appears to have gotten the 3D Buildings treatment on Google Earth. I am trying to figure out how I might these 3D buildings to generate 'skylines' for a ...
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kml network link styling

I have a kml network link (parent) that loads a second kml file (child) that contains a set of polygons. Currently the style of the polygons is set to a url within the child kml file. I would like ...
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Failed DEM via Natural Neighbor in QGIS 2.14.2-Essen

Following the indications of Monde Geospatial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbY3iMBW-A) I created a CSV file with the altitudinal data (Google Earth) for 2182 total points and imported it into ...
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How to access Google Earth Historical Tiled Imagery Url to other Map APIs or Cesium.js?

Does anyone know how to access Google Earth Historical Tiled Imagery url? Then, the users can load the xyz tiled imagery by using different map APIs such as OpenLayers 3, Leaflet, and Google Map APIs ...
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Converted ArcMap to KML Layer doesn't scale in Google Earth

I converted an ArcMap layer to KML and exported to Google Earth. I had set the Layer Output Scale to '1' during conversion, however when I open in Google Earth, the layer does not scale as I zoom in. ...
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Tool to help us re-district?

I work for a mid-sized school district and we unfortunately have to close one of our school buildings. That means that the neighborhoods who've been sending their children to the school that is ...
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Converting local XYZ to geographic coordinates

I am working with a computer program called PEP for Windows by Airbus, which is able to calculate exact flight paths of an aircraft, based on many inputs like weight, temperature, wind, etc. The ...
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MS Access to Google Earth Pro

I am embarking on a new project and hoping for some pointers. I am reasonably tech savvy but definitely in the "advanced beginner" category for coding... but keen to test myself. I am trying to find ...
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How to Open Google Earth in a Remote Desktop Session?

I have a Windows 7 PC with Google Earth installed. Sometimes I need to connect with Microsoft Remote Desktop from my MacBook Pro to the Windows 7 PC. If I've Google Earth (Pro or not) already opened ...
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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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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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Data source for 3D buildings (germany) [duplicate]

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. I'...
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Accessing Network Link layers through Google Earth API

When creating a Network Link, in ArcGIS Manager, I am able to add multiple layers to the KMZ. Is there a way to access each of the layers separately using the Google Earth Plugin API?
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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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Exporting shapefile to Google Earth format (*.kmz) using QGIS?

Is there a way to export a shapefile to Google Earth format (*.kmz) using QGIS?
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Can I get the coordinates of country borders from Google Maps?

I need to get the coordinates of a country's border (e.g., Iraq) from Google Maps. How can I do that?