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

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Toggling Layers using CartoDB

Does anyone have ideas or know how one might be able to use CartoDB to create a map that one can toggle the individual features within a KML file, as currently happens on this map? I want my users ...
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QGIS Convert SHP to KML keep all attributes [duplicate]

I am trying to convert a SHP to KML in QGIS and want to keep all the attribute fields. As far as I can tell when you do this operation, you can only choose 2 fields (DescriptionField and NameField). ...
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Displaying Google Maps with GroundOverlay KML and Openlayers with vector KML

I've got several different KMLs I need to display. Some have vector elements, others just have ground overlay elements as pngs. I need to have them both on one map. Google does that great, except ...
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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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Problems with Importing data from Fast Survey to ArcMap

I am having problems with importing data from Fast Survey to ArcMap. I have taken several points in my specific job, but every time I try to upload them not all points appear in Arcmap. An example, I ...
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Password protect network link on Geoserver

I plan on serving data with geoserver to multiple people in my organization. The data is somewhat sensitive and I was wondering if there is a way to password protect the info so that in order to ...
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Google Map iframe KML not displaying correctly

Looking for help in why our embedded KML Google map stopped working today. This is the current code: iframe width="100%" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" ...
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Using OGR2OGR with LIBKML (Examples please)

I am trying to figure out how to use GDAL (ogr2ogr) to export spatial data from SQLServer to KML. The standard KML driver works, but it is not very robust. LIBKML has so much promise (layers, styling, ...
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Import file format with colors

I am very new to QGIS, so please excuse me if my question seems stupid to you. I have a small question regarding setting manually colors for points and lines. I have a bunch of nodes and vertices to ...
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Export KML from GeoJSON in QGIS and coordinates change?

I'm very new in this area. I have a geojson vector layer file, with coordinates like { "type": "Feature", "geometry": { "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 487677.2993499999866, 112018.26101 ] } }, ...
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Center map to a KML placemark with OpenLayers

I'm using OpenLayers 3 to display my KML layer on the map. My KML contains two placemarks: one contains a linestring of waypoints and the second one is a point, like this: <kml ...
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How do I view GTFS data in QGIS?

I would like to use QGIS to create my map. One data feed is the gtfs regarding to bus routes. I can view it on Google Earth (although laggy), but when I tried to import the .kml into QGIS, it just ran ...
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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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ArcMap KML Multigeometry to Shapefile

I have been troubleshooting this issue for quite some time now. I have a variety of tools available to me: ArcMap, QGIS, as well as OGR2OGR. Unfortunately, I have not had any success with any of these ...
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Outlining multiple KML objects

I have a KML file (generated from Census data) that outlines several contiguous counties. How do I go about getting KML data to draw a border outlining the combined area of the counties instead. My ...
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KML Layer Watermark Removal

Hello right now I have a google maps page with KML Layers from multiple online resources. However all of these layers especially those from noaa have giant watermarks that take up large portions of my ...
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Projection problems when importing .kml from Google Earth to QGIS

I want to open several points that I exported from Google Earth as a .kml in QGIS for further use. I can import the data and the points are displayed but something must be wrong with the projection as ...
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Deviated InfoBox - Geojson

I tried to showing info-Box after click (onmouseclick), that is goes well but info-Box's location is far away from my geojson area. Can Someone explain to me what happen in here?
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clip geometries in postgis table if they are inside a polygon

I have polygons defined in KML files just like this one, which I can easily parse. Example: <Polygon><outerBoundaryIs><LinearRing><coordinates> -91.463940,40.372660,0 ...
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Export to KML (Portland) install fail on .dll load attempt

I downloaded the Export to KML extension for ArcMap and when I follow the instructions and run the batch file, the cmd comes up and as I hit a key to initiate the install, I get an error that reads: ...
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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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route planner view from kml file

I have a kml file generated dynamically that I can view in google earth no problem. It shows a route for a journey. Is there a way to make this more 'printer friendly' so that I can print this of for ...
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How to access ExtendedData/SimpleData from KMLfile using openlayers 2.x?

Is is possible to access SimpleData tag using Openlayers 2.x library? I have a KML file exported from QGis and it stores description data SimpleData tag "<>". i know that there is a way getting ...
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Problem importing KML file to OpenLayers - Projection System

I know that many have this problem,but none of the answers helped me so i suppose it's a different problem.This is my code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> ...
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PNG from Geoserver size on Google earth seems uncontrollable

I have set up a geoserver instance that hosts a lot of data that we process at work. It seems to be the easiest way to distribute since I can provide a simple network link to the geoserver so that ...
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Why are a polygon's vertices jumbled after importing KML into MySQL?

This is original KML : <Polygon><outerBoundaryIs><LinearRing><coordinates>104.700355,-3.056064 104.632127,-3.103623 104.608924,-3.103169 104.570166,-3.102411 ...
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How can I create a kml file from a geotiff with alpha layer

I am trying to create a kml version of a map tile using gdal_translate on a geotiff with alpha layer (link here) as follows: gdal_translate -of KMLSUPEROVERLAY input.tif output.kml however, the ...
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OpenLayers Only draw features in a vector layer within view

I am dealing with a kml that I am importing into openlayers as a vector layer. This kml has many features so it dramatically slows down the web app. I would like to make it so only the features within ...
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How to define layer style for KML layer within OGR Virtual Format?

I have the following OGR virtual format data source, which includes a few GeoJSON files and one KML file: <OGRVRTDataSource> <OGRVRTUnionLayer name="union"> ...
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multiple shapefile export to kml

I 'm new in Python script and i want to export shapefiles in the folder as the kml file with define layer files. for single shapefile it work perfectly refer below script. But I want to export 4 ...
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Would like map to be divided by region and for it to cluster markers, based on zoom level, using Google Maps Engine?

I am more of an GIS analyst than a developer and I do not have any Java / HTML coding experience. I was hoping that I could get through this using the Google Maps Engine documentation but it has ...
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Google Earth does not display full ground overlay image

I have the problem that my ground overlays in Google Earth are cut off at the Northern half. But I cannot see any issue with the kml-file. My kml file is this one: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Import KML to PostGIS

I am looking for a way to import my data from KML (example below) to PostGIS database. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" ...
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How to calculate kml LatLonBox from corner coordinates?

I have corner coordinates for my image upperleft lat/lon 80.5434057263 -35.6660101669 lowerleft lat/lon 74.8586568503 -16.5889844463 upperright lat/lon 83.3580195158 16.0865335458 lowerright ...
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How to create a googlemaps marker from kml file information

To clearify: I tracked myself via my google account... exported the location history to an xml file. Now I try to extract the coords from a particular time and location but the format confuses me ( ...
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How do I display GroundOverlays in OpenLayers 3 (from a KML)?

The back-end I'm working with serves KMLs in the following format (data is stripped for confidentiality): <?xml ...> <kml ...> <Document> <open>1</open> ...
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converting into .kmz with legend

How to display the legend in kmz or kml file. I am trying to do so in conversion tool of Arc GIS but while exporting it to Google earth it is not showing the legend.
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How to export two related layers to KML with multigeometry using QGIS?

From QGIS, I would like to create a KML file, for GoogleEarth, which contains multigeometry in that KML file. By example: consider two layers in QGIS -- the first layer contains polygons, and the ...
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KML Time Stamp With UTC Conversion Not Working

So I have a KML Placemark with a <when> tag in it that has the dateTime that I want, however when I load it into google earth, the <when> tag disappears. Here is my code: <?xml ...
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Google Tracks convert kml to shape and preserve attributes

I've been attempting to convert a Google Tracks kmz file to an ESRI shapefile using the GDAL and libkml(http://www.gdal.org/drv_libkml.html) which I built on my Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) system. The kml ...
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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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building GDAL with libKML support

I'm attempting to import a kml/kmz file generated using Google Tracks into my QGIS 2.4 system (built with GDAL 1.10). KML files currently lose all attributes, and as such I'm attempting to build GDAL ...
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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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Creating an online form with intergrated google maps

Not sure if anyone can help, but i am looking at creating an online form that includes a map (google or something similar) where the user can draw a poly and when the user hits submit, i get all the ...
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Import export KML Layers in Flex Viewer

Hi I had a request from a peer for a KML import/export for the ArcGIS Flex Viewer. I could not find much except for a KML Importer widget that no longer works for flex viewer (stopped at 2.5). Is ...
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Error Exporting ArcMap Feature to KML, Retain 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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ogr2ogr export to KML from SQLite, when using SELECT for fields Linestrings are lost

I'm using: ogr2ogr -sql "SELECT * FROM 'trails_utm_utf8' ORDER BY name ASC" -f KML trails.kml trails_utm_utf8.sqlite -s_srs EPSG:900913 -t_srs EPSG:4326 to reorder, re-project and export to KML ...
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Windows script/application to convert GPX to KML?

OSRM seems to have everything I need to draw bicycle routes, but it only exports routes as GPX while the smartphone application I use only supports KML. Does someone know if there's a Windows script ...
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How to define KML Name element when using QgsVectorFileWriter?

I am trying to use QgsVectorFileWriter to write a kml file from an active layer in QGIS, but cannot figure out how to define the KML Name element (called NameField in the QGIS save-as GUI) to ...
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How do I preserve measurement between QGIS and Google Earth?

Wondering if anyone has found a way around this: I am having issues when importing shp files into Google Earth. I need reasonably accurate measurement data and my measurements change significantly ...