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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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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google.maps.InfoWindow is not working

If anyone encountered the same problem and come up with the solution please give me an idea if what's wrong with this code. The InfoWindow is not working when i click the map polygon. All parts ...
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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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Automatically split KML into point, line and polygon SHPs?

I have a lot of KMLs that include points, lines and polygons together, is there a way to automatically parse them into separate shapefiles (one for point, one for line, one for polygon) in QGIS or ...
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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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topologically valid features from google earth

I'm currently working on QGIS and ArcGIS software for creating land use/land cover and road network map from Google earth. I traced the shared boundary between two land-use types twice since i don't ...
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Setting the initial visibility of the KML NetworkLink accessing ArcGIS Server map service

The objective is to create a KMZ for Google Earth that I can serve up that accesses an ArcGIS Server map service with KML capability turned on (KMLServer) and control the initial visibility of the ...
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Failed DEM via Natural Neighbor in QGIS 2.14.2-Essen

Following the indications of Monde Geospatial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbY3iMBW-A) I created a CSV file with the altitudinal data (Google Earth) for 2182 total points and imported it into ...
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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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ExtendedData and Description coexisting in the same placemark?

I am brand new to KML. I would like to ask if it is possible to have both ExtendedData and Description for the same placemark and have both appear in Google Earth Interface? I am asking because when I ...
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Converting ArcGIS layers into .kml for Google Earth

ArcGIS newb here. I'm trying to convert an ArcGIS layer into a .kml format so I can use it in Google Earth. I've found several tutorials for this, but none of them have been helpful so far. They seem ...
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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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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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Google Earth: Circular polygons that follow earth curvature

I'd like to draw filled circles in Google Earth which follow the curvature of the earth, i.e. for 1000ft altitude, not only the circle's edge but also the center is required to be 1000ft above ...
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“Update Altitude” does not work on TCX Converter

I have downloaded TCX Converter from the official site. Although I update altitude data of points which I created from Google Earth, they can't be displayed on table. Only "ml>" is written on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Edit limited to part of multi geometry collection in kml google earth

I have polylines on kml format ,I want to edit those kml polylines via google earth when I try to modify the polyline I get the error Edit limited to part of multi geometry collection.
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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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Tile server overlay in Google Earth?

I have recently become aware of a number of tile-server map sources and I would like to use these as overlays in Google Earth. Is there a way to do this directly that does not involve pre-downloading ...
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Any topo options other than msrmaps.com for Google Earth?

Years ago I discovered you could display a topo map in Google Earth from msrmaps.com like this... <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <Document> <name>ATHENS ...
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dynamic visualization of spatiotemporal data on a grid

I am handling spatiotemporal data and it is a quite new area for me. Basically I have data related to the position of cars at a given time in Montreal. I would like to dynamically visualize the ...
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Alternative to Google Earth to edit and organize KML files

I like the way Google Earth displays KML as a "scene graph", that is, a tree structure in the left panel. This allows you to rearrange features in folders, change layer order, etc. via drag-and-drop. ...
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How to access Google Earth Historical Tiled Imagery Url to other Map APIs or Cesium.js?

Does anyone know how to access Google Earth Historical Tiled Imagery url? Then, the users can load the xyz tiled imagery by using different map APIs such as OpenLayers 3, Leaflet, and Google Map APIs ...
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Export google satallite raster in QGIS 2.12- problem

When I import aerial raster from Google satellite, using the OpenLayers plugin the raster is located in the right place. But when I export it the raster isn't located in the right place: I ...
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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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Positioning Landsat 8 data in Google Earth

I have some (combined) Landsat 8 TIF files that I want to overlay in Google Earth Pro. I manually set the 4 corner lat/lon coordinates (Properties->Location) to the 8 CORNER_UL_LAT_PRODUCT, ...
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Installing Google Earth ribbon tab in Erdas?

I have Erdas Imagine 11 and Google Earth installed, however the Erdas interface does not show the Google Earth ribbon tab. I've tried re-installing both software packages, but the toolbox does not ...
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Exporting waypoints layers from ArcGIS for Desktop to Google Earth?

Is it possible to export waypoints Layer (ArcGIS) directly to Google Earth? I can export waypoints tables from MapINFO directly to Google Earth via EXPORT MAP TO GOOGLE EARTH tab.
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How to create an elevation profile in google earth from a kml?

I have a KML file of a stream that I originally created as a line shapefile in ArcMap (one stream extracted from a larger watershed data set). I need to create an elevation profile of this stream. ...
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Is it possible to access the building textures from the Google Earth API?

I'm trying to get building textures from Google Earth and apply them to my own models. My overall goal is to be able to walk around in virtual reality. So far, I've found some information from the ...
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Google Earth graphics card problem in Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I am struggling to get Google Earth working properly in Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. The program opens correctly and does not crash, as many report over the web. But it has trouble working with the graphics ...
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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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Google Earth Extension to export georeferenced image?

Has somebody coded an extension to Google Earth that will export a georeferenced image from google earth? Google Earth and Google Earth Pro only export the image *.jpg *.png etc and don't export the ...
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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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How can I Calculate the Area, Volume and Buffer of following Canal? [closed]

How can I Calculate the Area, Volume of Water and and 2 km Buffer from each side of following Canal. Please provide me the formula and process. Arcmap, google Earth or What tools easy to ...
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Google Earth KML Autoload/Distribution

Situation: We have installed Google Earth on the whole computer network. We have one KML with all our projects. Need: Distribute the KML on all those Google Earth instances. Requirements: ...
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How to get an area Latlong geometry directly from google map?

I am new to field of GIS. I need to know that do we have an option of getting latlong of a building that we see in google earth or any Point of Interest areas. Something like i create & drag ...
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Is LIBKML being actively developed?

According to the page on Google Code (https://code.google.com/p/libkml/downloads/list), the last update was Feb 2010. Is this library still being updated?
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Not able to view Planet Lab geotiff file

Downloaded geotiff L13-0123E-0323N.tif from #planet lab and tried to open using ArcGIS, Windows Picture viewer, and Google Earth. However, I don't see the image clearly. 120MB file must be having ...
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Data source for 3D buildings (germany) [duplicate]

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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QGIS KML export to Google Earth has incorrect boundaries

I successfully imported a small sample kml file with nested polygons that I created using Google Earth. I imported it into QGIS and used the disolve function. The exported kml file is displayed ...
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google earth - viewing KML file in world map

I"m using google earth and a KML file that I have generated. I would like to display all the KML points in a world map. Google maps online does it but the print is poor. Need a 300 dpi print which ...
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Google Earth and GeoServer as WFS-T overlay

I need to use Google Earth (Pro) as tool for editing MS SQL Server database content through GeoServer. Is there a way to connect GeoServer and Google Earth using WFS-T, or there is another way of ...
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Placemark stuck in Primary Database section

I'm adding some placemarks in Google Earth and I've accidentally dragged them into the Primary Database area where the roads, etc are shown. Does anyone know how to get them out of this area back to ...
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Map to KML tool issue: legend is cut off in Google Earth

I am facing this issue with MAP to KML tool in ArcGIS Desktop (10.2.2): I have created the legend in Map Layout as indicated here then exported to KML. But the legend is partially cut off in Google ...
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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 ...