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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Exporting 3GB ArcGIS Raster to KML without losing resolution?

I have a 3GB raster layer, and I'd like to export it to KML for use with Google Earth. When I use the "Layer to KML" conversion tool in ArcMap, I end up with a low-resolution overlay: looks like one ...
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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 ...
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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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From .shp to .kml to .shp Without Losing Attributes

I've converted a shapefile with attributes to a .kml for a client. The .kml and attributes were then edited within google earth. I received the updated .kml and now I need to get it back to .shp. ...
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Google Earth, Google satellite, and Bing aerial accuracy

Does anybody know the accuracy of Google Earth, Google satellite, and Bing aerials, and at what scale? I think that you have different/better accuracy if you have subscribed to their professional ...
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What datum (reference ellipsoid) does Google Earth use?

What datum (reference ellipsoid) does Google Earth[1] use? I can't seem to find where Google Earth tells explicitly what datum they use. I need some sort of valid link. [1] The default free version ...
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GeoTIFF file creation from .Tiff file

im not sure if this question is suitable for GIS I'm working on a software that displays a map, like this ![enter image description here][1] i also have some export functions which exports the the ...
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GeoTIFF created using ArcGIS for Desktop not displaying in Google Earth or Photoshop?

I originally had an IMAGINE Land Cover raster file that I opened in ArcMap. I used the Extract Feature from Raster to extract only the Developed class and saved it (still IMAGINE). Then I used the ...
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Exporting ArcMap Feature to KML while retaining 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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How can I generate a high resolution rendering of the globe?

I am building an ANSI E poster size map collection and would like to add a nice rendering of the globe to the maps indicating the approximate position of the region on the globe. The problem is that ...
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Steps to creating a GeoTIFF

First off, I'd like to mention that I'm pretty new to working with GIS, so please forgive my inexperience. My situation is as follows: I'm tasked with georectifying a set of imagery and importing ...
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Create a ground overlay kml from georeferenced raster

I have a world georeferenced raster (5m resolution, ~4000 x 4000 pixels) that I would like to display in google earth. I am looking for a simple and effective way to generate this kml file. Using ...
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How to measure length of line accurately?

In postgis 1.5 for the below given query the answer is 1540651.62674101 meters , SELECT ST_Length(ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(77.83042478941326 9.98463896136159,78.03469506809812 23.90398909552571 )'...
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Is the use of Google Earth imagery via the OpenLayers Plugin in QGIS legal?

I understand the terms and conditions WRT use of Google Earth imagery in external applications are strict. Years ago ArcBruTile offered such service in ArcGIS the legallity of which was ...
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How can I view a KMZ on an iPad?

Greetings everyone! So work is finally catching up to the present and buying my group iPads. My group does extensive field work and currently uses giant laptops to run our GIS software, Google Earth ...
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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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WMS + Google Earth + tilted view = alignment failure?

I'm working on a custom web-based application that generates spatial data and that includes a web-based map viewer. We have a custom servlet that handles WMS requests (not a complete WMS ...
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Select more than one place at a time in Google Earth?

I've got a Google Earth .kmz file opened in my copy of Google Earth 6.0.1.2032 running on Mac OS X 10.6.7. There are about 5000 points/"places" in the file and they show up fine. What I would like to ...
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Google Earth portable solution and imagery data

I wish to clarify with users who are using Google Earth portable solution. As per portable solution link http://www.google.com/enterprise/earthmaps/portable.html, we can create part of globe and ...
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How to project Google Earth KML files in ArcGIS so that they display properly?

I am sure my question has been answered in the past but I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this... I have downloaded a KML point file from Google earth and I imported it into ...
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How accurate are measurements in Google Earth?

Can anyone point to a resource that lists the accuracy of measurements taken in Google Earth?
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how to create translucent objects in KML?

I've been able to create a KML file that shows a circle on my (Google Earth) map. Now I would like to have a translucent fill on the circle. I'm new to KML, so I'm learning by trial-and-error with ...
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Why can't I “turn on” a map view in Google Earth?

Why can't I toggle between map view and satellite imagery in Google Earth as I can in Google Maps? Is there an easy way to add Map View to Google Earth?
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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: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/kml?...
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Move whole Google earth path

I have a KML-file with a path in Google Earth that is slightly displaced. And I don't want to move each coordinate manually. How can I move all of the coordinates together? I think this site is ...
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Google earth to QGIS projection problem

I have a 200 mile diameter circle in Google Earth. I saved as a kml and imported into QGIS with the "add vector layer" and it was imported as WGS 84 GCS. Now the Circle lines up on the correct ...
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Embedded images in KMZ not shown on Google Earth for iOS

I've created KMZs that work well in Google Earth. Their placemarks reference embedded images files like so <Placemark> <name><![CDATA[IMG_1288]]></name> <Snippet maxLines="...
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How to compute distance between 4500 points fast?

I am working on a location problem with 150 customers (points) and 30 facilities (points). I have determined the location of any customer and facility by google earth and then saved them in a KMZ file....
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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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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 ...
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Calculated distance doesn't match Google Earth

I have a google earth route that measures 190.1km in Google Earth. I then pulled down the .kml file, extracted the points and measured them using Vincenty's formula (ellipsoid earth) and got 190.2. ...
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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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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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show kml from variable instead of url

I am trying to add a layer from KML variable instead of url due to the current circumstances that force me to. I am using openlayer 2.13.1, chrome, VS and .net. i have read the following link and ...
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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 ...