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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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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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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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Image download from Google earth [on hold]

I tried to download data using Google sattelite map downloder from google earth. But I can't. The earth was an error that "Left longitude should be between -180 and 180." So, how can I download 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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FIRM Panel Metadata

Every month I need to check a check a list of FIRM panels (flood insurance maps published by FEMA) to see if they're still valid. I don't actually need to look at the maps, just either grab a ...
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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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Import in Google Earth Pro Geotiff from a Geostationary satellite

I'm litterally having a nightmare with geostationary image. I would map this geotiff https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5L9hPViqpFNdVdaYklodzBkamc/view?usp=sharing on Google Earth. What i get is this: ...
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Can leaflet load tile of level n-1, instead of the tile at level n if it is not found. Without a geo server?

My application loads the tiles directly from a folder located on a server . I am using leaflet to do so . The tile url pattern is as folows: http://localhost/mymap/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpg My map (google ...
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Computed distance on google earth [duplicate]

Can anyone help me explain why the line of computed distance between two places (from 2 continents) on Google earth curved rather than a straight line? Thanks
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Video tour of placemarks with discription

I have around 30 placemarks with description. An example of a placemark with his discription is given in the figure Now the objective is to create a video tour around my placemarks, start with ...
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Zooming out before flying to next placemark

I'm using a NetworkLink to display kml files continuously. The file pointed to in NetworkLink will be changed on the server before the refresh happens. Here is the root file that is loaded into Google ...
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Google Earth does not honor the Drawing order of layer group from Geoserver

I'm hosting a variety of data using geoserver. Some psql, but mostly shapefiles. I have a layer group that has the drawing order set to draw the feature with the green square after the big red ...
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Google Earth does not display full ground overlay image

I have the problem that my ground overlays in Google Earth are cut off at the Northern half. But I cannot see any issue with the kml-file. My kml file is this one: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Error Exporting ArcMap Feature to KML, Retain Attached Photo

I have a set of point features in an ArcGIS file geodatabase. I have attached a photo to one of the points, using the built-in tools 'enable attachments' and 'add attachment'. The photo is stored on ...
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Can someone explain the use of relative paths with KMZ and KML files?

I am saving a map to KML from ArcMap, which creates a KMZ file. In the attribute table of one of the shapefiles, in this case soil borings, I have entered a typical "<href XXX </a>" ...
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Embedding a open source topographic Earth (maybe Google Earth) onto a website?

For a project, I want to create a website that includes something that resembles Google Earth. For this website I would like the starry night background with the Earth in the middle (like that on ...
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KML parsing error: parse error line 1, column 0. Not well-formed, invalid token

A week ago I opened an old .kmz file in google earth to add a few pin-drops. Everything saved correctly and updated for a good 3 days, then I started to get a parsing error in google earth upon ...
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Fixing Mapinfo export to Google Earth projection which is slightly off?

I have around 20 layers of data (points and polylines) in Mapinfo TAB files which I need to export to KML files, however the projection is slightly out. I have tried various different projection ...
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Google Earth Canada NTS 1:50000 Overlay

Not that long ago there was a Google Earth kml overlay file (ie. wms-ctis.kml) titled Canada Geographic Names and Maps which included the Overlay Canadian topographic maps. This would allow one to ...
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Converting GEDCOM to KML?

Does anyone know of a way to convert GEDCOM files to KML? I am building a family tree and I would like to be able to upload the infromation I have gathered to Google Earth. I already tried to use ...
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VRT vs KML superoverlay

We've got GB's of raster data that I want to make available as mosaics with overviews internally within my office. We have people using ArcGIS (although we are never all at the same version) and we ...
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Parts needed to run Geoserver/PostGIS from a program like Microsoft Access

I have a fair bit of experience in GIS and Python, but am brand new to developing on the web. I have rented some space on a server and have a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database as well as Geoserver on it. ...
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How to have all nodes of my search in google earth as kml file

I need data for my research, and i am trying to get data from google earth to find densities of the facilities. I am using google earh desktop program and i activate 7 days trial of pro version. Yet, ...
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Geoserver KML Rendering in Google Earth - SLD Errors

I have a layergroup with custom SLD's in Geoserver: Layer preview All the symbology renders fine. If I try and add the KML as a network link into google earth using this URL I lose most of my SVG and ...
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Can I update my Goole Earth browser in real time?

I am about to start a project that will entail updating my Google Earth browser with data from a MySQL database package (WAMP) like is the case for web pages, but after thinking about it I really did ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...