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How to Export a Shapefile as KML Using R

All, I have exported an ESRI shapefile (polygon) to KML using R, but the resulting layer shows only the outer extent of the polygon. How can I fill in the area with a color? Any help is greatly ...
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Help converting projection/coordinates to Google Earth

I'm trying to program a GPS style tracker for a simulation game but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to transform the game's coordinates into Google Earth's. The game's world is flat and has ...
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Accessing Network Link layers through Google Earth API

When creating a Network Link, in ArcGIS Manager, I am able to add multiple layers to the KMZ. Is there a way to access each of the layers separately using the Google Earth Plugin API?
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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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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 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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Extracting the contents of a Google-KML file

I finally found all the datasets I could possibly need from http://globe.six.nsw.gov.au/ ...but a few hours later I'm not sure if it's possible to access this data into QGIS. I've tried MapWindow ...
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Calculate the distances between n geographical points

First of all, I'm sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm totally new to the world of GISs and geographic measurements. I would like to calculate the distances between N (an arbitrary number, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for a good solution to have GPS position on KMZ files on Android platform

I'm looking for the best solution / app on the android platform to show my GPS position over a KMZ file, possibly offline. Here is what I've tried to do: Google Earth Android app I downloaded KMLZ ...
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using gdal2tiles 2 tile a png longlat. keep getting wrong coordinate box in google kmls

I have tried lots of variations, but can't seem to get gdal2tiles to do what it used to do. Prior version? images are 60N to 60S and 180W to 180E 9000 pix x 3000 lines. gdal2tiles keeps outputting ...
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Consuming secured ArcGIS for Server services in Google Earth?

I am able to easily consume unsecured ArcGIS for Server (AGS) services in Google Earth (GE), but not secured services. I have created a KML Link in AGS Manager with no luck, and added the service ...
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Save GM directions as KML - with timestamps?

In Google Maps I use Get Directions and after saving the result as a 'map' and opening it in My Places I am able to save it as a KML. All fine up to a point, allowing me to display the route in Google ...
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Setting global CSS and Javascript in .KML

I've tried googling this question, but I was wondering if it is possible to declare common styles (CSS) and Javascript functions that are being referenced within the tag of multiple placemarks?
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Is it possible to have run-time dynamic table updates to visualization using javascript interacting with postgis and geoserver

I have an idea of/have seen implementations, of dynamic map retrieval/updating using wms on openlayers by using updates to a postgis database which was hooked into geoserver and having a refresh ...
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How to implement Google Earth style zoom in/out and pan animation in ArcGIS Engine applications?

I am developing an application using ArcGIS Engine 10 and the C# language. I wish to add some more animation capabilities into my application. In other words, I want to add animation to zoom in, ...
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style manipulation using Google Earth api

I am creating data in QGIS and then serving it using GeoServer and displaying using the Google Earth api. Is there any way to access the styles using a JavaScript api and alter the look and feel of my ...
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How do I load offline google map/earth vrt files as a backdrop in qgis

I was trying to follow the process : saving-google-earth-location in order to cache google maps/earth offline for digitizing, but I am fairly new to qgis. When I try to add the vrt file as a raster ...
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How to add any WMS layer on Google Earth Plugin in my web application?

I have a GIS application which allows user to draw features on Google Earth plugin included on my web application. Now i want to give an option of adding any wms layer on the google earth plugin if ...
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Changing displayed elements of a KML file based on current system time in Google Earth

Is there any way to have Google Earth turn features in a KML file on and off automatically based on the current system time? I have created the simple example below of a rectangle with a ...
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Can Google Earth for Android open a local document from a .kml field?

I've been making a .kml file to be used in GE for Android that should open paths from the local device into Polaris Office. I'm using the following attribute tag: <a ...
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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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OSGB36 referenced PNG to Google Earth

I am creating a PNG that is referenced to the OSGB36 datum (1 pixel per 50m easting/northing that is colored according to the result of some calculation code) I want to display this on Google Earth ...
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Google earth incorrectly rendering coordinates?

My circles are rendering funky on the poles, and along the equator. Here are my coordinates: 158.05553767833,-78.151355482613 152.68654993135,-76.924955252783 147.72303124605,-75.713526831152 ...
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Given two lat/long/time points I need to extrapolate an entire path along the earth

Given two points and the times between them, I'd like to draw a line around the earth. Everything I've tried led to some crazy lines, due to my inexperience with longitudinal movements. Here is the ...
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Data source for 3D buildings (germany)

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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Placemark that pulls information off an excel sheet row and display's the data in the description part of the Placemark

I am trying to find out if a certain function is available to link an excel sheet with a kmz. What i need to happen is have a Placemark that pulls information off an excel sheet row and display's the ...
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Live KML Feeds - From the Ground Up, How Would You Build It and Why?

I found the "Live KML from PostGIS to Google Earth" post very informative but a bit daunting for someone new to the open source world of products like PostGIS and GeoServer. If I am building the ...
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Retrieve tile path of superoverlay in Google Earth Plugin using Javascript

I've created a superoverlay using MapTiler and am displaying that in a webpage with the Google Earth plugin. I'd like to identify the current tile (level, x, y) being displayed with a mousemove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...