KML is an XML file format used to display and annotate geographic data, made popular by Google Earth.

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Make polygon from area not covered by loaded polygons (like invert selection)

See screenshot, from geojson.io, with a geojson file loaded: So how do we make a polygon out of the blank area? Looking for a way which doesn't involve manually copying selected sequences of ...
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Refresh Openlayers vectorLayer every 5 seconds with jQuery and Ruby

Ich want to refresh my vectorLayer in OpenLayers every 5 Seconds using a jQuery. How do I have to do this? The data for the Layer is stored in a Ruby KML. Just look at the Code. Ruby method for the ...
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kml/kmz files not loading by google maps anymore

Until a few months ago this worked: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.jcea.es/pics/italia2015/italia2015.kmz It is NOT working anymore. I know that I can login in Google maps, create a ...
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Create KML in Ruby with ruby_kml and use in Javascript

I want to create a KML in Ruby and use it with Openlayers. But Openlayers only wants a real KML file. It's complicated to explain. Just look at my Code: In my Controller I have the following method ...
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Export Feature Class with attachments to Google Earth

I have a feature class with attachments in ArcMAP. In entirety this is a geodatabase of three features, a point feature class, a geodatabase table and a relationship class to relate the two. My end ...
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Shaded KML overlays on OSM tiles in QGIS?

This seems simple - but the solution is escaping me. I have a series of dynamically generated KML files describing simple, shaded polygons, with each polygon having a slightly different (externally ...
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Converting Map Files to KML Overlay

Had a quick look around and didn't quite see what I've been looking for. I've got a .Net Web Application that is going to accept different map files and I want to convert everything over to KML so ...
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Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?

Admin boundaries are available in https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/federated-states-micronesia/dataset/micronesia-federated-states-admin-level-1-boundaries as a file geodatabase ...
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How to update kml file/layer dynamically?

I am using a kml file for displaying map with custom boundary lines. That kml file is downloaded from some website. In that file, inside the placemark tag there is no point tag for display icons. Eg: ...
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Understanding Latitude Jumps

I'm decoding some AIS messages and outputting KML files showing routes. Looking at some ships in the Adriatic Sea there are some weird Latitude jumps that I don't understand. Several ships show ...
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How to convert KML file to layer , on an alrady existing map in arcgis

I have a map in arcGIS, and i want some kml data to be shown over that map. But if i convert kml to layer, the data is not visible on that map. Both the layers can be seen separately by "zoom to ...
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Is there a way to export the style, along with a shapefile, to a kml in QGIS?

I see there were plugins in the past that may have done this such as qgis2kml and qgis2google, but they no longer exist.
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Editing KML custom data elements using Google Earth?

I've been reading up a bit on KML extended tags and custom data elements. https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/extendeddata I have a person that likes using Google Earth but he is also ...
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LayerToKml no clamped to ground

How do I change the kmz new file to be clamped to ground? I have this code in the picture: That works just fine but when I "fetch" it to the Google plug-in it's not "clamped to ground". I need ...
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Importing KML Google Maps files with custom data tables to Qgis 2.4.0

I am trying to visualize the complete attribute table of an exported Google Maps KML file with a customized data table, but QGIS won't parse the added information correctly. This is what I can read ...
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Creating a kml file in Google earth in UTM format to get attributes in UTM format

i want to create kml file in google earth and use it in UTM coordinate system for preprocessing in HEC Georas.When i imported the kml file in GIS, it still showed the attribute in WGS format as in the ...
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Raster (Tiff) to KML for Google Earth Overlay - QGIS

I am trying to convert some raster files to KML in QGIS for overlay in Google Earth. They are really huge Tiff files as I processed them from 3 meter DEM datasets. I have been searching the web and ...
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Load KML doesn't always show icons in OpenLayers 3?

I've been able to successfully load a KML file and overlay the data on a map. However if I move the files to a new server (and update all references to the new server) none of my kml file data gets ...
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Importing multiple KML files to ArcGIS

I have a number of KML files and I would like to convert them to Shapefile format. Is it possible to build a model that iterates over a number of KML files? I tried to use File iterator, but it ...
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Publishing Linked Datasets Format

This past summer for research I was working on linking the NOAA Rivers Database (http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php), The National Atlas Lake Database, and the the USBGN datasets so that ...
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Displaying multiple features from a geoserver layer with time and style in a KML

I have 4 datasets organized in a PostGIS database each of the same geometry and location except they are at different times. They each have a corresponding datetime field. I can load these into a ...
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google earth xml export

i would like to ask a question that pertains to exporting xml to be used in a google earth .kml file. my map incorporates daily specials for local businesses. i am joining two tables to accomplish ...
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Where can I find world map shapefiles/GEOJSONs/KMLs for 1950-2015?

I'm looking for world maps showing countries from 1950-2015. Are there shapefiles, KMLs or GEOJSON files of these?
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Exporting KML from QGIS with relation (one-to-many) table as popup

Here is a challenging one for someone. I have two tables in QGIS. Holes (parent) - Which contains the borehole locations. Strata (child) - which has many rows that contain the strata for each ...
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How to stylize KML layers for Google Maps?

I am using QGIS 2.0 to convert my shapefiles into KML layers. The purpose of converting my shapefiles into KML layers is to bypass the restriction imposed by Google Fusion Maps, which only allows ...
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Extruding a 3D stack of polygons on top of a map, e.g. with KML

I have data for the composition of rock layers in several polygons on earth. I would like to plot a stacked chart of the rock layers, colored based on layer metadata. Here's a mockup, where rock ...
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How to determine the columns generated when uploading a KML into a Google Fusion table

I created a Road Segment shapefile with ArcGIS desktop, the shapefile has the following columns:'CellID' 'RoadName' 'Description' Like so: I converted into a KMZ file which I then converted into a ...
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Can styling be applied to a kml (from a shp) using ogr2ogr

Is it possible to generate a styled KML using ogr2ogr (ie pen width and colour?) I cannot seem to find anything in the ogr2ogr documentation. My code so far is; ogr2ogr.exe -f "KML" prow-kml.kml ...
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How to use KML files with PhotoOverlay in Google Street View?

I have KML files containing PhotoOverlay and a lot of corresponding jpg files (tiled image pyramids). I would like to use them in Google Maps / Google Street View so that these panoramas can be ...
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Algorithm to draw a perpendicular line on Google earth (KML)

I have two points say A (lat,lon ) and B(lat,lon) and I want to draw a perpendicular bisector line to AB such that any point (C) on the perpendicular line satisfies AC=BC. All I want is a function ...
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Synchronizing KML file in Google Earth with ArcMap?

I have a KML file in Google Earth that I keep updated. Usually every update I save this KML file then I import it to ArcMap. Is there any way to sync this KML file with ArcMap? I saw this Link but ...
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Editing a KML File

I want to delete ALL popups on a (segmented) line in my KML file. I have opened the file in Open Office and need to do a "Find and Replace" for these instances. Would it be deleting all and ? And ...
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Google Maps mangling KML

I've created KML files of some world regions for display using the Google Maps API. This has been working fine, but one region has recently started displaying as if the data's corrupt. You can see ...
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Playing multiple gx:track in Google Earth

I would like to be able to play multiple gx:track in google earth. I can play a single gx:track using the time animation but now I want to add multiple gx:tracks For example - GPS data from two ...
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Importing GPX track data to Sketchup

I'm looking to import some GPX/kml data into Sketchup with the intention of eventually 3D printing the route. The data GPX file contains lat/lon/elevation data of road and intend to turn this into a ...
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Distance unit between line and point shapefile

I have two files: A point shapefile containing latitudes and longitudes of points. A .kml file that I am converting to a line shapefile. Objective: To find the minimum perpendicular distance of ...
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Show labels of a KML file in Google Earth

I have a KML file created from an Excel spreadsheet which contains name, lat and long. How can I display the name in Google Earth?
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KML <SimpleData name=“FID_GIS_SU”>35064</SimpleData>, what does FID_GIS_SU mean?

I need to parse a KML file which contains the line already shown in the title. I know it's an integer value and I'm currently storing it in code as private final int mForrestIdGisSu; but I'd like to ...
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Matlab array to KML

I am trying to use the KML toolbox for Matlab in http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34694-kml-toolbox-v2-7 to create a KML file from a Matlab array to be shown in Google Earth. ...
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Is it possible to import a KMZ file in to access with VBA?

I am building an MS Access database and am a beginner but have experience with VBA coding in excel (including the generation of KML files). In theory, is it possible to import a KMZ file in to ...
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Can KML layer order be set in the CMV

I just started exploring the CMV about a week ago as an option to replace our Flex Viewer based configurable web mapping applications. So far it seems to be meeting all our needs however I have run ...
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OpenLayers3: How to show a KML layer with the export to png Button

so... I have this script: <script> //Script1: Script de criação do mapa. var map = new ol.Map({ layers: [ new ol.layer.Tile({ ...
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Export/Convert Layer to Shapefile within ModelBuilder

I am finding that more and more I am being sent KML files to be converted into shapefiles to be used for mapping/analysis etc. I am finding it monotonous using the Export KML to Layer tool, then ...
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Exporting to KML with open source tools

Any open source recommendations for exporting from a spatial database (in this case SQLServer, but doesn't have to be) to KML? Currently, I need to setup an automated unattended export of a dataset ...
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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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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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Reducing Size of KML file (After converting from Shapefile)

I have a shape-file of size 224 mega byte. I am using ArcGis to convert it to a KML file. The process involves converting the shapefile to a feature layer and then converting the layer to KML. An ...
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Displaying KML data with a user selection

I want to web map some historical cyclones data which are now in KML files, file/year. So I want the user to select a year from a button and the KML files will be displayed on interactive map). I ...
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kml to layer error

I tried to use the "KML to Layer" tool in ArcMap 10.2.2 but it always end up in an error showed up the the following image. I hide the directory of the kml file in the image since it does contain my ...