A virtual globe, map, and geographical information program.

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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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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?
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How can I show excel file with addresses inside in Google Earth?

I have excel file with 1 column of address , city and country. I want to "import" it into Google Earth and get placemarks of the addresses (2800 POI). How can I do it ?
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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 organize a kml created from a shapefile in QGIS?

I have a shapefile that I would like to export into a kml to share it with my colleagues. This shapefile contains a few hundred polygons. I have QGis 2.2.0 on Windows 7. I would like to create a kml ...
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Link Google Earth with QGis

I was wondering if it was possible to link Google Earth files (KML, KMZ) to a QGIS project. The main idea would be that if you'd add a point with coordinates in Google Earth, this point would be added ...
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Transpose (copy) Google Earth geometry to different location?

I just tried to copy a folder of concentric radius circles to a different location (different centerpoint) in Google Earth Pro & quickly discovered this does not work. Is there anyway to transpose ...
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adding helicopter video files to Google Earth or QGIS

Is it possible to add a helicopter's video files to Google Earth or QGIS ? We have a flight path points derived from the xml file associated with the .mpg file which I envision being used to pilot ...
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How do I make shapefiles that I converted from .KML appear in QGIS?

I have created shapefiles from Google Earth but they do not show in QGIS, whereas in ArcGIS they do. I have made sure they are at the top of the layers, not transparent and also I have changed their ...
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Merging Multiple Paths

Alright, I'm going to start by using Google Earth terminology because that's where the original need for a solution came up. I have multiple paths (54) that I want to merge into a single path. ...
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Calculate length of 2,000 paths - lines in Google Earth?

I have ~2,000 paths/lines drawn in Google Earth and I would like to know their cumulative length. How can I do this easily? I have been able to convert into excel the Lat & Long of each point in ...
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Calculating distance from a central point in three dimensions and visualising the result

We will shortly be collecting data from our remote systems that track ADS-B signals from Aircraft. This data will provide the lat/lon in epsg:4326 (wgs84) and a height in meters. The station location ...
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using gdal2tiles 2 tile a png longlat. keep getting wrong coordinate box in google kmls

I have tried lots of variations, but can't seem to get gdal2tiles to do what it used to do. Prior version? images are 60N to 60S and 180W to 180E 9000 pix x 3000 lines. gdal2tiles keeps outputting ...
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Coordinate mix up

I am working on a basic map, pulling coordinates from google earth, converting them to decimal degrees in excel, and then importing them into qgis. I am using qgis 1.8. When converting from degrees, ...
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Extract ground elevation from a path of lat/lon

I have a set of Lat/Lon points and I'd like to know the actual ground elevation of these points. I have access to Global Mapper, Google Earth, AutoCAD Civil 3D. Could somebody suggest the bets way ...
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iPhone GPS Tracker app that INCLUDES timestamps?

I simply need to import GPS tracks into Google Earth that come in with time data so that I can use the Google Earth time slider and animate the track. I can do this with Android using "My Tracks". I ...
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Save GM directions as KML - with timestamps?

In Google Maps I use Get Directions and after saving the result as a 'map' and opening it in My Places I am able to save it as a KML. All fine up to a point, allowing me to display the route in Google ...
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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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querying order with different polygons in Google Earth

I have different polygonal layers in google earth, on the same folder. One layer should not be queryable, the other one yes. If the non queryable layer is visualized, I cannot query the queryable ...
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How can you create a KML that is synced to CartoDB data and styles?

the one part of cartodb i am struggling with is connecting my table or visualization to google earth. I see that you can export an un-styled kmz from a table. Has anyone figured out a way to keep a ...
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automatic templates KML

I have imported several points from QGIS into Google Earth. When I click over an icon point, I get a ballon with all the attributes, OK. One of the attributes is called Text. Ok, so what if i want to ...
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export latitude and longitude from google earth to excel [duplicate]

I need to export the latitude and longitude of 300 specified sites from google earth to an excel file. I there any systematic way to do it? I really appreciate your help I have found the following ...
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Not a valid data source of kml created from image overlay by Google Earth

I did image overlay in Google Earth and saved it as kml file. But it was showing me that it is not a valid data source when add it as vector(kml) in Qgis 1.8.0. Any solutions? Thanks!
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What other servers can I add to Google Earth's iOS app's “Servers” list aside from “Default”?

If you go to Menu > Settings > Servers, Google appears to allow a user to add servers. What other servers are there out there and what functionality would they bring? And what is the "default" URL? ...
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How to paint area below certain elevation, using no coding and Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing

How can I show the area below a certain elevation, using Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing Maps or similar end-user application, and no coding? Thanks in advance
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Sorting individual points by shapefile overlay

I have a couple hundred individual locations across Australia saved in a KML/KMZ file. Is it at all possible to use QGIS or something similar to sort these individual locations into a statistical area ...
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Failing to find a location in Google Earth

I type a location into the Google Earth search bar and click search. Most of the time I get zoomed to the correct location, but on about 30% of occasions nothing happens. GE fails to take me to that ...
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List of platforms-and-browsers that support the Google Earth Plugin

Is there an official up-to-date list of platforms-and-browsers that support the Google Earth Plugin? At Google Earth API Developer's Guide is The Google Earth Plugin is currently supported on the ...
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matching open layers plugin Google earth to my data

I'm novice to the GIS and am trying to figure out how to keep my datapoints matching to the same projection on Google Earth satellite that I downloaded through the Open Layers Plugin. My data is in a ...
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How do I prevent Google Earth (Pro here) from zooming out to the global level everytime it is unsure of a directions search?

This has got to be one of the most annoying things I've dealt with in a while... When I do a google earth pro search to get directions from a pin to say, "groceries", [Search Google] | Parcel Search ...
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gdal2tiles raster symbology

I am using gdal2tiles to create kmlsuperoverlay of a raster. Although displaying the dataset in the correct location - the contrast is very low and so it is not feasible to see the features. When I ...
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gdal2tiles produces rectangular cells

I am using gdal2tiles to create kml files of a raster image. The raster cell resolution is 25,-25. I use the following commands: bash-4.1$ gdalwarp -of GTiff -t_srs EPSG:3857 bash-4.1$ ...
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Placemark name not shown after converting from .shp to kml

I've converted a bunch of .shp files to .kml using ogr2ogr and I've noticed that the placemark names in Google Earth are not reflected in the newly made kml files. I have also used ogr2gui and found ...
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Route imported from KML into Google Maps does not display correctly

I made this map in Google Earth of a trip I recently did in the UAE. I did this by importing the kml I'd saved from GE into Google Maps. Annoyingly, it is only displaying part of the route. If you ...
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Where do I put pause and ballon visability commands in kmz tour?

I am teaching a new course called Global Studies, which looks at many aspects of various regions of the world. As in introduction to each region, I plan on making a Google Earth tour with ...
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Making a KML layer “always on”

Is there a KML tag or specification by which you can force a given layer (specifically, a screen overlay) to be "always on", in that there is no way for the user viewing the file to make that layer ...
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Exporting Mosaic Dataset to KMZ

I've georeferenced some old aerial photos and merged them into a Mosaic Dataset in my geodatabase. I want to convert the finalized Mosaic Dataset into a KMZ so I can share it with an architectural ...
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Convert shape file to KML on QGIS

I want to convert a shapefile to a kml using QGIS. When I do it, the output I obtain is without atributtes. And I want a similar product as it is provided by shape2kml of zonum solutions. Thanks in ...
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QGIS2KML symbols not showing or labels when exporting to KML

I'm trying to export some vector data using the QGIS2KML plugin. Exporting it in KMZ data comes through but I loose all the symbols and labels when trying to view it in Google Earth. Thoughts?
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Save as KML not working in QGIS 1.8 error in Google earth

Hi I am trying to export a layer data into Google Earth as a KML. I have used save as - selected WGS84. When I go into Google Earth I get the following error Open of file "/Users/Shooter/Google ...
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PNG placemark with labels all around

I am new to KML. I want to create a KML showing PNG placemarks with a label on top, below, left and right. I have one point geometry where PNG is show with labels all around. How can I do accomplish ...
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Google Earth hang when trying to update more than 1000 placemarks

On Google Earth, if my KML has 100 placemarks, and my network link updates it every 5 seconds, everything works. However, if I increase the number of placemarks to more than 1000, then my Google Earth ...
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Adding and displaying custom wms layers with google earth api in geoext

Could anyone point me to some resources on adding custom wms+wfs layers over google earth api base layer in geoext? I have gone through this link, but I could not somewhat know how to do it. I even ...
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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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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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How to project geographic coordinates to cartesian with the least possible error? [closed]

I need to convert geographic coordinates (in decimal degrees) to cartesian with the least possible error? I searched a lot on the internet but it seems that the conversion is not exact. Could you ...
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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 ...