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Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
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How to convert KML with tracks to Shapefiles?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...
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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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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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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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Google earth balloon not fully visible

When i load my KML on google earth, the balloon appears whole but when I embed on a webpage using the embedKML tool, the data in the balloon (In this case a table) appears to be cut. The close button ...
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Labels missing after conversion from *.mxd to *.kml?

I've been trying to convert a map from .mxd to .kml for google earth. The map has municipalities labeled as well as train stations. When I save it and open it in Google Earth, only the train station ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Slight translation with coordinate-transformation from Gauss-Kruger to WGS 84. Possible Reasons?

I have a number of points in Gauss-Kruger, Zone 3 that I want to convert to display them within Google-Earth. Assuming WGS84 for Google-Earth the transformed coordinated differ from the original ones ...
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Google Earth vs ArcGIS: Which works best with Bootstrap? [closed]

Which of the two mapping solutions (Google or ArcGIS) works best with Bootstrap? I saw that ArcGIS has a Bootstrap map plugin available, but you still had to work with Dojo and some of the CSS classes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2GB .KMZ file wont't open

Not sure if I'm asking the right question. Never used Google Earth Pro before, but I have a 2GB KMZ file and I can't open it. Is there a way to break it down further or is there a limit to how large a ...
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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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Google Earth / QGIS projection (great circle line)

Here is my question: 1- Based on a long distance segment ( approx 2000 km) drawn on Google Earth and imported as shapefile in QGIS I want to obtain a terrain profile based on "Terrain Profile" ...
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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 ...
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Can i combine DXF, Google Earth Models, Shape Files and Rasters in QGIS?

I'm an architect, trying to bring a number of data sets together for use in a CAD package (AutoCAD). I have some georeferenced images (.jpg, .jgw.), Some model files downloaded from GoogleEarth (.kml ...
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Google Earth Enterprise Portable Server replacement?

Is anyone still using Google Earth Enterprise Portable Server? Is there a better alternative now? "The Google Earth Enterprise Portable Server solution enables organizations to access portions of ...
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Spatial resolution of Google Earth Imagery

What is the spatial resolution of imagery used in Google Earth? At various places on the web, I have been reading it varies from place to place - 60 cm, 2.5 m, 15 m and so on. I was wondering if there ...
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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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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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shp2kml license expired, looking for free solution

So I work for a small African non-profit. I do all the GIS and data work. Most of the layers I create, I convert to kml layers so my boss can then use them quickly and easily in Google Earth. But now ...
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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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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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USA Historical Satellite Imagery for an Online Application

I am looking for different options to add historical satellite imagery to our online-based application. We currently incorporate Bing Maps into our application, but cannot get historical imagery. I ...
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Bulk SHP/KML Processing Tools

I need to accomplish two things in bulk: Convert SHP to KML Modify the fill and outline color and opacity either of SHP or KML files What tools can you recommend for these two tasks? I've tried ...
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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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Import data, analyze spatially, and export list of points using Google Earth

I am trying to: import data into Google Earth from an outside data source. Then overlay a map and isolate which datapoints fall into that area. I would like to then export a list of the data points ...
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How to develop an elevation profile tool with high precision? [closed]

Similar to the Google Earth elevation profile tool, also similar to this: http://www.geocontext.org/publ/2010/04/profiler/en/?send_comment=success#comments I want to be able to use my own set of ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.
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What are the coordinates of the mysterious hole in Siberia?

I am interested in taking a Google Earth aerial view of the mysterious hole recently discovered in Siberia and perhaps doing some hydrological analysis of the area in a GIS. However, there appears to ...
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Accuracy issues between data in QGIS and Google Earth

Wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have a kml in Google Earth. When I import it to QGIS, and then import the Google Earth images they are in slightly different places. I used a QGIS ...
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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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Image classification using google satellite images

Currently our expert user classifies locations by viewing the Google earth satellite image of a location. They consider circular areas of a 5km radius at a set zoom level. They evaluate the image for ...
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How to avoid the faint display of tracks when using the time slider of Google Earth?

After playing a track with the Time Slider, I often get a faint but clearly visible track remaining. Anyone know why and how to fix it please? Here's an example. The GPX track has been played once ...
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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 ...