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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 aren't showing up when I convert 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 ...
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What datum (reference ellipsoid) does Google Earth use?

What datum (reference ellipsoid) does Google Earth[1] use? I can't seem to find where Google Earth tells explicitly what datum they use. I need some sort of valid link. [1] The default free version ...
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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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Is there a way to get Openlayers' KML reader to deal with tessellation?

I'm trying to use OpenLayers' KML reader to display a KML file on a map, but the KML itself has LinearRings tha have a tessellate value of 1. I realize that this is used by google earth to snap the ...
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How to create a custom Balloon for Google Earth?

I just came across one question related to google maps in stackoverflow. Google Maps: How to create a custom InfoWindow? I really like the popup that they mentioned in the question and the image is ...
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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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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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Steps to creating a GeoTIFF

First off, I'd like to mention that I'm pretty new to working with GIS, so please forgive my inexperience. My situation is as follows: I'm tasked with georectifying a set of imagery and importing ...
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Which map projection maps y=m1*lat+b1, x=m2*long+b2?

I'm looking for a map of the US in this simple format. Then I can calibrate the simple mapping and do a report for our business by making a dynamic SVG file that places markers on that map. Right now ...
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What is the procedure to publish a WMS using Geoserver?

I wanted to be able to load a network connection in Google Earth (or Google Maps) to display daily updated maps using Geoserver. I want something very simple but I have never published web maps ...
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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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Where can I find information concerning rivers?

I'm looking for information I can visualize in Google Earth concerning rivers, such as rapids, put-in points, take-out points, campsites, etc. Any idea how I can look for this kind of information?
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Why can't I “turn on” a map view in Google Earth?

Why can't I toggle between map view and satellite imagery in Google Earth as I can in Google Maps? Is there an easy way to add Map View to Google Earth?
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Is there a way to syncronize the current view extent in QGIS with Google Earth?

I already have the openlayers plugin but it's not working has I need it and I wanted to have the same view on both QGIS and Google Earth. Any ideas? Update: I'm using the openlayers plugin which ...
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How to force ArcGIS server to create KML?

Attempting to serve arcgis server (AGS) 10 sde data to Google Earth (GE). I don't have any problem opening the service or the network link in GE on my desktop. When I try to open in ipad device ...
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Can OpenStreetMap replace Google Earth?

I need to build a website which needs to perform the following tasks: Display a web map with topographical details On the map show a set of selected streets When a street is selected show a set of ...
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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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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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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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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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KMZ Quality: Desktop vs Plugin

Is there a reason why the quality of KMZ images, when added to a website using the Google Earth Plugin, drop in quality (it appears blurry) compared to when the same KMZ is seen through Google Earth ...
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Google earth Borders on Google maps

Google earth comes with a variety of borders, for example: International Borders 1st Level Admin Borders 2nd Level Admin Regions I was wondering if it is possible to render these borders on Google ...
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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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How do I add precise border with longitude and latitude for any country using mapinfo?

I have a plain image that I need to add international border with precise longitude and latitude but I have no experience with Mapinfo. How is it possible? Is there any way to import maps from Bing or ...
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Spatial resolution of Google Earth Imagery

What is the spatial resolution of imagery used in Google Earth? At various places on the web, I have been reading it varies from place to place - 60 cm, 2.5 m, 15 m and so on. I was wondering if there ...
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View data of a particular year in Google Earth

For my region in India, Google Earth tiles belong to different years, 2003 - 2010. I don't mean GE's historical view feature but the imagery updates for different areas my region. I classify Landsat ...
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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 ...