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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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Perl -> GoogleMaps and point data

I'm working on a perl script to plot the path of a traveler. I can create the kmz output with Lat/Lon/Alt in a point. I'm trying to add some relevant point data such as the "name" and other location ...
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Classifying beach/mudflat area of Landsat Images

For my work I need to capture the total catchment area of a beach using mostly Google Earth images. I attached an example with this post. So the whole catchment area comprises the sandy beach as well ...
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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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Google Earth Image Offset?

My lat/long points have an offset (2-3 meters) in both X and Y - about 2m SE in my region (-120.644,35.260) - from where the points used to be (unless my memory is failing.) I'm using Google Earth ...
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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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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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MS Access to Google Earth Pro

I am embarking on a new project and hoping for some pointers. I am reasonably tech savvy but definitely in the "advanced beginner" category for coding... but keen to test myself. I am trying to find ...
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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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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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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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Google Earth import terrain

Currently I am able to import images to overlay on existing terrain in Google Earth. Is it possible to import custom terrain to replace default terrain in Google Earth? There doesn't appear to be any ...
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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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GeoDatabase to KML Conversion

I have some US Forest Service GIS data which is a set of roads and trails an Accesss Database, also commonly referred to a GeoDatabase or a Personal GeoDatabase. Its a standard Access MDB File. From a ...
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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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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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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 restrict Google Earth search to certain KMZs?

I have a KMZ file containing several thousand points and lines. To navigate to certain point or line features by their names, I have been using the "Find in My Places" search box which appears in the ...
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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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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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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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Anymore 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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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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Modifying straight line segments so they follow geodesic / great circle paths using QGIS

I have a kml file showing a dodecahedron stretched across the surfce of a globe, which I downloaded here: http://montalk.net/cgi-bin/coordinates.py I would like to re-project this dodecahedron so I ...
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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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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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Getting all Google Earth Search Results into a KML for QGIS

This question has been asked by others before but there doesn't seem to have been a response, so maybe someone can help me here. I am using Google Earth to search for business premises in a UK city ...
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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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Can the kml file displayed in Google Earth for Android

I have created some 3D buildings and route in kml format and it worked properly in Google Earth (desktop). When i put it in Google Cloud Drive and open it by Google Earth for Android, none of the ...
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Google earth elevation data

I have a polyline in google earth. I want the elevation data (say in excel). I am able to see the elevation profile in google earth when I move along the polyline but Is there a way to extract the ...
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How to export WDPA dataset to text and shape files?

Please have some patience with me as I am not a GIS professional at all, I am merely trying to work with some of the file formats. Let me first explain what I am trying to accomplish: The WDPA (World ...
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How to easily and quickly extract multiple place locations from google earth

I was wondering if anyone knows of way to extract locations in batch from google earth. For example, if you search for business names in a city, is there a way to extact all of them at once, without ...
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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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Automating Google Earth - Open Google Earth, zoom to feature

I've been tasked with creating a link in an excel spreadsheet that will initiate some basic automation in Google earth. The specific task is to: Check if Google Earth is open Check if specific kmz ...
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Google Earth alternatives?

Are there alternatives to Google Earth that will display the latest satellite images and can add pinpoints and are relatively intuitive? It would be nice if I could possibly add shapefiles on top of ...
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Does there exist a Google Earth Pro x64 version for Windows?

As the title says. I have looked more or less everywhere and couldn't find any definitive answer. If not for Windows, is there a x64 version for *nix (Ubuntu, Debian etc)? Otherwise, with 32-bits ...
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35km difference between Google Earth and Map coordinates when manual input

I have GPS coordinates. If i enter them manually in the Google Maps Engine, there is a 35 km distance between the points and the same coordinate in Google Earth. However, if i import the Earth's KMZ ...
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Define area of study in Google Earth before Import in Qgis

First, I would like to thank you, for your answers. Here is my problem: I wish implement a GIS solution to manage a water and wastewater network. In my project I have any map for use it like ...
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Google Earth/KML colors of polygons darken when extruded

I'm playing around with KML, trying to create a multivariate map with a choropleth based on one variable and extrusion/perspective height based on another. Here is an example of a Google Earth image ...
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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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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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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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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 to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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Openstreetmap routes to kml?

Is there a way to export Openstreetmap public transport routes to kml/kmz? So you can view the routes in Google earth.
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How does Google Earth Enterprise compare to ArcGIS server and GeoServer?

I'm working on a web app that includes mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). We're starting to outgrow the limitations of Google's free stuff, and ...