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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Copyrights disappearing at certain scales on GoogleEarth Pro

I want to use a map (scale 1:10000) of a city (Montreal). I assembled it from several high quality pictures. We need to cite copyrights from GoogleEarth Pro. I have read online resources : ...
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How to add a polygon in Google Earth on a Website

As it is said in the title i have to add a polygon in Google Earth which is integrated in a website. I managed to integrate Google Earth in the Website, so i can view the world but i can not use any ...
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Can't get the web OpenLayers plugins to work because of 'python error' on my mac

I'm trying to get a relatively small section of Google satellite/ Google earth as a layer on Qgis on my mac. When I go to 'web' and the 'open layers' plugin it just comes up with python error. I've ...
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Descriptions for KML Paths on Google Earth for iOS

I am displaying hurricane paths on Google Earth where if you click on a path it shows a description in a window containing info such as wind speeds, category, location, etc. This works perfectly fine ...
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How to rectify a georeferenced Google Earth image and corresponding layer

I am still a newbie to georeferencing and ArcGIS. I imported an image with place markers from Google Earth. Then I opened up the image in ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1. I then georeferenced the control ...
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Display google map with boundary lines for each address

I am working on Google MAP API integration and I have tried to display the map with boundary lines for each address, such as Zillow.com. Eg: ...
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Displaying multiple features from a geoserver layer with time and style in a KML

I have 4 datasets organized in a PostGIS database each of the same geometry and location except they are at different times. They each have a corresponding datetime field. I can load these into a ...
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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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How to fit Google Earth satellite image to UK OS 50 DEM

I have extracted a DEM tile from the UK Ordnance Survey's free OS Terrain 50 dataset The tile contains spot heights for a grid comprising 51 nodes (West to East) by 51 nodes (North to South) with ...
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Is there a way to export entire projects or groups to KMZ?

There is a lot of questions about exporting single files, Im trying to see if there is a way to export an entire group in QGIS to a .kmz file that can be opened in google earth. I know there is a way ...
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create tracks file from points [closed]

I have a set of points (shp file, count 30) with a time/date for each record in the attribute table. These are waypoints of a bird observation. I wan't to create a KML fly over "tour" of the route ...
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Using Google Earth Pro style templates

When importing a CSV file into Google Earth Pro, I am asked if I want to apply a style template. I do. I'd like to be able to load a previously defined template rather than have to set the style ...
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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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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 can I improve image quality when using GDAL to generate Google Earth superoverlays?

I'm using the free version of Google Earth, so in order to create superoverlays of my large TIF images I have to use additional software. Google suggests GDAL. Using the instructions Google ...
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How can I project geojson borders on the google earth tiles in leaflet?

I started working with leaflet and google earth tiles. I want to add borders on my map so I tried to use the countries geoJson Data as a layer on the map. The problem is that the json borders ...
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Extracting the contents of a Google-KML file

I finally found all the datasets I could possibly need from http://globe.six.nsw.gov.au/ ...but a few hours later I'm not sure if it's possible to access this data into QGIS. I've tried MapWindow ...
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Calculate the distances between n geographical points

First of all, I'm sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm totally new to the world of GISs and geographic measurements. I would like to calculate the distances between N (an arbitrary number, but ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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Why is longitude also written as B and latitude as k?

Why is longitude also written as B and latitude as k? I see that abbreviation when working with Google maps API.
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Importing kml google earth polygons to QGIS

I've created some polygons in google earth, saved it to kml and then I loaded these files into QGIS. The problem seems to be the projection, these polygons are slightly out of the place. I've tried ...
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Google earth plug in loading old ground overlay

Im having a problem were i have updated Groundoverlay images and the links, but the plug in is either showing the old overlays or just greyed out, when viewed on my PC I know the coding is ok as is i ...
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Generating a Placemark (Google Earth) via information link

I'm using the ArcGIS JavaScript API. I'd like to have an infowindow pop up that has a link to a downloadable KML placemark. Is this possible without pre-generating thousands of individual KML files? ...
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Loading KML WMS Network Link through Google Earth API

I'm trying to add a KML network link with the Google Earth API using the same function that I have used for regular KMLs and KMZs. Sources suggest to create a KML with a "Ground Overlay" to connect to ...
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Geographic -> UTM Raster Rectification

I'm trying to use an image overlay in KML / Google Earth as the basis for adding extra info and returning this to Google Earth. In my utility app I can specify a rectangle to give me the ...