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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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?
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Why should Google Earth's satellite imagery differ from what is available via the Openlayers plugin on QGIS?

I suspect that there's likely to be a relatively straightforward explanation of why, in some instances, satellite imagery on Google Earth may differ from that which is available from Google Maps on ...
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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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Cross-platform 3D mapping solutions

I am a new software developer who created an application at my work that continually displays content on the Google Earth desktop application using KML. My work now would like a mobile solution to my ...
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Google Earth Image Offset?

My lat/long points have an offset (2-3 meters) in both X and Y - about 2m SE in my region (-120.644,35.260) - from where the points used to be (unless my memory is failing.) I'm using Google Earth 7.1....
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How to adjust KML files so that they display properly in Google Earth, ArcGIS Desktop & ArcGIS Online?

The students in one of our labs have been cranking out daily satellite derived Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll maps for a few years. They are published for public consumption and we have been ...
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Converting a California Coordinate System Zone 6 value

On this page: State Plane Coordinate System - Convert, View on Google Earth I have entered: 0406 California Zone 6 X (meters) 1895486.55 Y (meters) 329169.63 Then "Calc" produces: Degrees Minutes ...
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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 can I load pre-computed Google Earth Engine datasets into the stand-alone Google Earth client?

The Google Earth Engine website lists a number of featured datasets. When I click on one of the time lapse datasets, it opens in my browser (Firefox on Linux), but for the "Precomputed datasets", I ...
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Synchronize Google Earth to ArcMap and vice versa

I found this old script that worked okay in 9.3, but since I've upgraded to 10.1 the VB code can't work. It basically allows you to quickly pan in Google Earth to find a feature, then you click on a ...
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Converting many kml files into one kmz and visualize them in GoogleEarth?

Is it possible one kmz file to have many kml files? If yes, how can I convert the kml files to a kmz in order to be able to show them in GoogleEarth? In case of one kml file, I read that its enough to ...
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Synchronizing KML file in Google Earth with ArcMap?

I have a KML file in Google Earth that I keep updated. Usually every update I save this KML file then I import it to ArcMap. Is there any way to sync this KML file with ArcMap? I saw this Link but ...
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ogr2ogr unable to open KML datasource

I downloaded some Wikimapia data using the wikimapia.api. Everything is A-OK since I've opened this in Google Earth and everything is in place. However, I need to turn it into a shapefile, or get the ...
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How to load territorial maps on QGIS from web?

Is it possible to use QGIS like Google Earth? I need to draw simple shapes on territorial maps. I would like to do that without using multiple files for each part of the Earth. I use QGIS 1.8, but I ...
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Superimposing high resolution NetCDF data on Google Earth?

I have got output from Weather Research Forecasting Software(WRF) in NETCDF format. These are basically high resolution forecasts for precipitation and wind barbs(sea breeze circulations or slope ...
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GeoTIFF created using ArcGIS for Desktop not displaying in Google Earth or Photoshop?

I originally had an IMAGINE Land Cover raster file that I opened in ArcMap. I used the Extract Feature from Raster to extract only the Developed class and saved it (still IMAGINE). Then I used the ...
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Syncing Google Earth My Places data in OS X?

Since Google hasn't implemented a sync service for Google Earth's My Places data, I'm trying to make this work manually between my home and work computers, one OS X the other Windows. Windows side ...
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How geographically accurate is Google Earth?

I'm using a KML file which I have loaded in to Google Earth. I am looking at some islands, and see items such as the following island: Note the blue region is the polygon describing the area ...
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Change kml tag structure [closed]

I am working on google-maps kml. I have several shapefiles and using QGIS i have converted it to kml files. When i export the kml (save as kml in Qgis). It contains tag like <SimpleData name="Name"&...
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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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Bulk edit and merge KML files

Trying to do some research into drought patterns of the US using KMZ files from droughtmonitor.unl.edu. My problem is that there are too many files to work with. 857 total. Records are every 7 days ...
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QGIS Open Layers Plugin - Question about Google Maps/Earth Policy

I am operating on OS X version 10.9.5 using QGIS 2.6.1 - Brighton. I am using the Open Layers Plugin version 1.3.6 (Google maps) to create shapefiles and edit existing shapefiles over the Google map ...
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Export MapInfo map to Google Earth (.kml file)

I have a map in MapInfo. I can convert it to Google Earth file (.kml) manually but I would like to do it automatically by commands in a function. Can anyone help me?
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What is the Microstation keyin for Sychronize Google Earth View for a specific view?

I'm using TerraScan on top of Microstation V8i and I am setting up hotkeys for frequently used commands. I can't find any documentation about the keyins for the Google Earth toolbar, specifically to ...
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Google Street View add-in problem [closed]

I recently started having a problem with the google street view addin in ArcMap. When I press on the "Street view" icon this shuts ArcMap down entirely! it used to work fine and I have no idea what is ...
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qgis 2.8 openlayers plugin : google & OSM

I'm working currently for a big project with QGIS 2.8 (windows). I would like load satellite images (google or OSM for instance) as baselayer. I know the usefull plugin called openlayers plugin. I ...
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Use Google Earth for land cover classification accuracy evaluation?

I am doing land cover classification with an hyperspectral image of Santa Barbara, CA. The spatial resolution is 6.4 meters but I couldn't find any high spatial resolution land truth data for ...
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Editing KML custom data elements using Google Earth?

I've been reading up a bit on KML extended tags and custom data elements. https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/extendeddata I have a person that likes using Google Earth but he is also ...
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Show labels of a KML file in Google Earth

I have a KML file created from an Excel spreadsheet which contains name, lat and long. How can I display the name in Google Earth?
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How to export WDPA dataset to text and shape files?

Please have some patience with me as I am not a GIS professional at all, I am merely trying to work with some of the file formats. Let me first explain what I am trying to accomplish: The WDPA (World ...
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3d print an area from Google Earth

Is it possible to extract all 3d data (terrain + objects: buildings, vegetation, landmarks, etc.) from Google Earth in an easy way and 3d print it? I found tutorials about extracting the terrain ...
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route planner view from kml file

I have a kml file generated dynamically that I can view in google earth no problem. It shows a route for a journey. Is there a way to make this more 'printer friendly' so that I can print this of for ...
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KML Time Stamp With UTC Conversion Not Working

So I have a KML Placemark with a <when> tag in it that has the dateTime that I want, however when I load it into google earth, the <when> tag disappears. Here is my code: <?xml ...
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How do I preserve measurement between QGIS and Google Earth?

Wondering if anyone has found a way around this: I am having issues when importing shp files into Google Earth. I need reasonably accurate measurement data and my measurements change significantly ...
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How to remove the description information when exporting to KML?

I have been working in ArcGIS to convert shapefiles into kml files using ArcGIS toolbox. The resulted kml/kmz contain some extra set of information in the description field that is used to show a pop-...
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distance difference in Google Earth with exported GPX or KML compared to source shapefile

I've converted a shapefile (points) to KML with QGIS. Points in the shapefile are within 100m distance from each other. When I measure it in Google Earth, the distance changes to 80m. The same ...
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Calculated distance doesn't match Google Earth

I have a google earth route that measures 190.1km in Google Earth. I then pulled down the .kml file, extracted the points and measured them using Vincenty's formula (ellipsoid earth) and got 190.2. ...
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Open KML Photos In Default Desktop Application

I have created a KML file containing several thousand placemarks. The description contains a simple HTML tag referencing a location on local disk, pointing to a JPG photograph. The photos display ...
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KML Balloon Not Showing Up In <Folder>

I've created a perl script to create multiple line files from points. It iterates through, creates everything as expected. When you hover over a line, I get a balloon with all of the attribute ...
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KML file saved from KMZ missing tabular data

I saved a KML file in Google Earth from this KMZ ... https://www.rampp-team.com/documents/pennsylvania/watershed/LowerSusquehanna/lancaster_pa/Lancaster_CSLF.zip . Upon opening the KML file in QGIS, ...
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Overlap between Google Earth and Topographic OSM

First, I have Google Earth and Garmin BaseCamp with OSM maps. I would be satisfied if the solution is only available on one of these software. A third software that combine both view can be ...
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How to display WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) services in Google Earth?

The basemap services provided by Esri (on ArcGIS Online, Data and Maps for Sever, and the Data Appliance for ArcGIS) use the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) spatial reference (WKIDs 102100 or ...
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Google Earth tour LookAt not looking at same place as Placemark with same coordinates [closed]

I have tried to create a tour from a csv file. I want the tour to look at each Placemark in turn but the view is of a different set of locations when run in Google Earth. The Placemarks are plotting ...
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What is the best method to georeference polygons with no spatial reference?

I have a Google earth image which has drawn polygons on it. I would like to create a polygon feature class in ArcGIS using this data. However, the actual image has been manipulated in powerpoint. ...
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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 http://dev.horizon.opengeo.org/opengeo-docs/...
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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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Transfer USGS overlays to Google Earth?

How to transfer aerial archives from USGS earth explorer onto GoogleEarth?
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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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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 ...