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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Changing displayed elements of a KML file based on current system time in Google Earth

Is there any way to have Google Earth turn features in a KML file on and off automatically based on the current system time? I have created the simple example below of a rectangle with a ...
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Can Google Earth for Android open a local document from a .kml field?

I've been making a .kml file to be used in GE for Android that should open paths from the local device into Polaris Office. I'm using the following attribute tag: <a ...
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What KML features are suitable to display 3D atmospheric density data using Google Earth?

I wish to use Google Earth to visualise and explore 3D atmospheric density data. In my case it is ionospheric electron density, which is a niche area, but I can imagine this might have been done by ...
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When Google Earth launches, only black screen is appearing

I'm installing google earth on ubuntu 12.0.4 in a following way: Downloaded 64 bit. sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb google-earth But when Google Earth launches, only black ...
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Displaying a dynamic KML file on Google Maps as it is on Google Earth

how can i display my kml files through network link on Google Maps instead of showing it on Google Earth. I have tried the step mentioned on this link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding coordinate pair at any given distance along calibrated route?

Goal: given a route as a set of ordered coordinates, measure the overall distance of the route and be able to access the coordinate pair at any given distance along the route. Application: I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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working with kmls

I have been working with kml files. I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 and use the option "Map to Layer" from "conversion Tools" in "Arc Toolbox". Problem: I have two layers, say Districts and Constituencies, ...
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Creating 3D Buildings for Google Earth?

I want to learn creating real 3D buildings to use them for google earth. What is the best software for that? And What are the best books/tutorials to start with. Thanks
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How to get lat/long of all adresses inside a polygon in google map?

I have several polygon shapes inside a City in Germany. I need to generate Point data of houses inside those Polygons. It is very time consuming to add all the building Locations manually. I am ...
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Getting WGS84 height of a given place mark - Google Earth

Setting manually a place mark for a given location or obtaining the coordinates via Google Earth search yields the (Long,Lat) WGS84 coordinates. I'm fully aware of map is a 2D concept, yet is there a ...
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Geodatabase feature to KMZ - display issue with stacked lines

I am working with a line feature in ArcGIS. My end product is a KMZ for use in Google Earth. However, there are lines that are stacked on top of each other in the feature. When I convert my feature to ...
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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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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 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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GPS data -tracking analyst

i have GPS data from 15 trucks for one month. The data include (location x-y, speed, altitude and vehicle_id). I have used tracking analyst to visualize the data but i need to group them by day to ...
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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 projection transformation question

I have taken a JPEG image snapshot of an area on google earth. Within it I marked and record the coordinates of the four corners. I then added and georeferenced the image to a map I was already ...
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Unable to export Projected layer [UTM] to Google Earth from ArcGIS for Desktop?

When tried to export any vector layer in ArcGIS [projected in UTM] to Google Earth, it is falling away from the actual location. However, when I export vector layer in Geographical Coordinate System ...
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Animation around center point in Google Earth

What is the best way to create an animation path around a central object like a mountain in Google Earth? At the end I think the animation path should be a "tour" to create video file from it.
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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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Selecting Untitled polygons in Google Earth

I have an area where I'm trying to mark some polygons in it and under temporary places folder they were adding as shown below. Now how do I select some of the polygons and move them to different ...
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Line segment between 2 points

I have to lat/lon Points. I want to draw a line segment between the 2 (in kml), but I don't see functionality in Google Earth to do this. LineString is not it. Surely I am missing something. <?xml ...
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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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Error open KMZ file from Oregon 650t Garmin

This is similar to this Previous post however; it does not mention about dpi or resolution to save a good quality image with very limited kmz files to be use for Garmin? What is the dpi when do you ...
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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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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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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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Where do I put pause and balloon visibility 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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Google Earth panorama images are cropped

i am creating KML panoramas and viewing it in Google earth. when I open the Google earth KML,I see my images are cropped at the bottom.When I zoom in closely,the bottom images are on and off. Can ...
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Export Feature Class with attachments to Google Earth

I have a feature class with attachments in ArcMAP. In entirety this is a geodatabase of three features, a point feature class, a geodatabase table and a relationship class to relate the two. My end ...
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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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Is there a way to measure height & width on extruded geometry (like 3D buildings) in Google Earth Plugin API?

Is there a way in Google Earth Plugin API to measure the heights & widths say for example between two clicked points on an extruded geometry of a 3D building over Google Earth Plugin? Something ...
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Creating a kml file in Google earth in UTM format to get attributes in UTM format

i want to create kml file in google earth and use it in UTM coordinate system for preprocessing in HEC Georas.When i imported the kml file in GIS, it still showed the attribute in WGS format as in the ...
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KMZ from QGIS wont display in Android Google Earth - Raster Images?

Trying to get a kmz working in the google earth android app.. works fine on google earth desktop.. I think maybe its because it has images in it? Any ideas? Error I get is Error: 1 Parse Error ...