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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 ...
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Google earth elevation data

I have a polyline in google earth. I want the elevation data (say in excel). I am able to see the elevation profile in google earth when I move along the polyline but Is there a way to extract the ...
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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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Labels missing after conversion from *.mxd to *.kml?

I've been trying to convert a map from .mxd to .kml for google earth. The map has municipalities labeled as well as train stations. When I save it and open it in Google Earth, only the train station ...
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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 ...
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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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ArcGIS 10 Time series to kml

Hey all 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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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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Placemark that pulls information off an excel sheet row and display's the data in the description part of the Placemark

I am trying to find out if a certain function is available to link an excel sheet with a kmz. What i need to happen is have a Placemark that pulls information off an excel sheet row and display's the ...
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How do I export a 3GB ArcGIS Raster to KML w/o losing resolution?

I have a 3GB raster layer, and I'd like to export it to KML for use with Google Earth. When I use the "Layer to KML" conversion tool in ArcMap, I end up with a low-resolution overlay: looks like one ...
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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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GeoTIFF file creation from .Tiff file

im not sure if this question is suitable for GIS I'm working on a software that displays a map, like this ![enter image description here][1] i also have some export functions which exports the the ...
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Live KML Feeds - From the Ground Up, How Would You Build It and Why?

I found the "Live KML from PostGIS to Google Earth" post very informative but a bit daunting for someone new to the open source world of products like PostGIS and GeoServer. If I am building the ...
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Problem loading KMZ in Google Earth API

I am building a Google Earth API application using a map service (using ArcGIS Server 10) that has KMZ/KML capabilities. For some reason, I am able to access the KMZ layer within our network. But, ...
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Create a ground overlay kml from georeferenced raster

I have a world georeferenced raster (5m resolution, ~4000 x 4000 pixels) that I would like to display in google earth. I am looking for a simple and effective way to generate this kml file. Using ...
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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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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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Difference between video captured with Google Earth and Google Earth Pro

Is there any difference between video which is captured with Google Earth and Google Earth Pro? Maybe some kind of tag showing 'pro'?
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Retrieve tile path of superoverlay in Google Earth Plugin using Javascript

I've created a superoverlay using MapTiler and am displaying that in a webpage with the Google Earth plugin. I'd like to identify the current tile (level, x, y) being displayed with a mousemove ...