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

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How can I efficiently divide a KML file by area, while using ogr2ogr?

I have a work process which uses an ogr2ogr text command to convert a MapInfo TAB file to a KML file. I'm very pleased with this because it maintains the original symbology (a simple 2 colour system ...
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Dot density inside polygon (kml co-ordinates)

I have a kmz url(its not in local), which has so many polygons in it. Which contains co-ordinates something like: <LinearRing> <coordinates>138.878021,-34.971903,0.0 ...
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Merge KML layers into one

Using data exported from Google Earth I ma trying to plot restaurants over a large area. To collect all the data for the area I had to use several searches in Google Earth and these are shown when ...
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Can't save map with different projection in QGIS

I'm using QGIS 2.4 and am opening a shapefile I downloaded (specifically from: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/110m/physical/ne_110m_coastline.zip). What I ...
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Any idea how to export multiple KML files from one SHP layer?

When exporting one KML, it's exceeding the Google Fusion Table's max limit of 100mb per upload. Fusion Tables however lets users merge more than one KML for a merged max size of 250mb. Any idea how to ...
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Handling KML/CSV with geopandas - DriverError: unsupported driver: u'CSV'

I'm trying to import a dataset of UK postcode districts UK postcode districts from Google Fusion tables into geopandas with the aim of splicing it to a dataset of house prices. The problem is that ...
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Create Polygon with inner polygons from KML or Shapefiles?

I am creating a windows forms application and I want to create a polygon from a KML or Shapefile as a layer on top of a Google Satellite map. Today I am using GMap.NET that got an polygon object but ...
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Good KML conversion program [duplicate]

I recently used the GPSlogger app and created KML files from my routes. I haven't been able to successfully convert them to shape files. Does anyone know a good downloadable program that converts ...
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Bulk SHP/KML Processing Tools

I need to accomplish two things in bulk: Convert SHP to KML Modify the fill and outline color and opacity either of SHP or KML files What tools can you recommend for these two tasks? I've tried ...
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Use Display Expression for KML Popup, SHP to KML ArcGIS

In Arcmap I've created a complex label expression in the Display expression for my layer. I'd like to have that expression displayed when I convert the layer to .kmz file for display in Google Earth. ...
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kml does not overlay correctly in QGIS

In QGIS, when I insert a kml contour that was created in Google Earth, it appears misaligned in respect to all the other layers. Note in this image how the red contour is moved upwards with respect ...
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ArcGIS API for Javascript: Time Aware KML Animation

I am using ArcGIS API for Javascript. I would like to know how to animate a KML file with time-aware ground overlays using the built-in time slider?
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Converting KML To Layer using ArcPy losing objects?

I am trying to a convert kml file to a layer using python. This is my code: import arcpy arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion('C:\kml\\result.kml', 'C:\kml', 'result') But the layer has lost a lot of ...
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How to remove popup window from KML layer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript for creating a map. I have added some CSV and KML layers to the map. Now the KML is colored base layer(different colored for country) on the map and CSV is ...
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Converting shapefile to KML using JavaScript or PHP?

My client needs to generate maps from shapefiles. Through my initial search, I came to know that we need to convert shapefiles to .kml then we can generate maps from google maps. So I searched for a ...
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QGIS create raster from cadastre (property lot data) polygon

I have a cadastre (property lots) polygon dataset of a region. Have used rule-base style in QGIS to show different groups of properties in the dataset classified based on their property lot size (ie. ...
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Unable to save to in Geojson format with the correct projection

I have a shape file (Polygon) in Qgis that I wish to save in Geojson in order to display it with the mapbox javascript api. Original projection is in POSGAR 97 My issue is that it does not reproject ...
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Serializing features as KML after modification?

I'm trying to serialize features (polygons) as KML after they have been edited via the modify control. Serializing them w/o edits works perfectly. The problem I'm having is the modify process seems ...
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QGIS 2.4 Not Importing ExtendedData from Self-Exported KML

I've been scouring the internet for the past few hours, and I just can't seem to figure it out! Is it just me? I am using Quantum GIS 2.4.0-Chugiak. Here are my simple steps: 1) I create a new ...
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How to pass an argument to an event function in OpenLayers?

I am loading to my map two KML layers for which I add a quasi-similar featuresadded event : layerICPE = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector( "ICPE (Installations Classées pour la Protection de ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.
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Editing KML breaks icons

Edit: Solved it. When I was creating my new zip/kmz my code was creating various folders within the zip/kmz. Changed: NewZip.write(addedfile) to: NewZip.write(addedfile, newfl) /Edit I have KMZs ...
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Shapefile to KML automatic updates (ModelBuilder)

I am trying to set a model to where it can automatically update a KML only when there are new features added or modified to my shapefile. Trying to avoid having to convert periodically. Can anyone ...
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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 ...
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How to align edge of a polygon from one shape file with edge of polygon from another shape file

Initially I had a kml file of geographic regions. Each region is a single polygon. I have imported the kml file into ArcGIS as a shape file. Several of the sides of the regions are supposed to align ...
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How to render tiles from kml file

I'm trying to render tiles out of a KML file. Normally, I'd render tiles out of an planet.osm extract. For example, I'd select a tag using osmosis and then process it with osm2pgsql. Then I'd ...
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Retrieving all towns/cities/villages within 2km of river path?

I need to find all the cities/towns/villages that are within a 2km range along a river path. So the solution I have now is to create a google custom map, and draw a polygon which will be 2km from ...
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KML parsing error: parse error line 1, column 0. Not well-formed, invalid token

A week ago I opened an old .kmz file in google earth to add a few pin-drops. Everything saved correctly and updated for a good 3 days, then I started to get a parsing error in google earth upon ...
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Android Tablet KML/KMZ App for polygons w/offline & GPS capabilities?

I am looking for an Android app which allows me to view and query polygons stored in KML and/or KMZ with a GPS point representing my location and offline capabilities. My KMZ files are being output ...
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How to remove the description information when exporting to KML?

I have been working in ArcGIS to convert shapefiles into kml files using ArcGIS toolbox. The resulted kml/kmz contain some extra set of information in the description field that is used to show a ...
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Google Earth Canada NTS 1:50000 Overlay

Not that long ago there was a Google Earth kml overlay file (ie. wms-ctis.kml) titled Canada Geographic Names and Maps which included the Overlay Canadian topographic maps. This would allow one to ...
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Feature not added to KML Vector Layer in Firefox

UPDATE simplified with JSFiddle example: here is the most simplistic JSFiddle showing what I mean: http://jsfiddle.net/eflowbeach/75eq1mqe/ You can see in Chrome and IE that the feature appears, in ...
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Use Microstation wireframe model for OpenStreepMap

I've got an entire city in Microstation DGN format. I'm able to convert it into Google Earth (KML), DXF, SVG and other formats, and then in .osm with ogr2osm. However, the 3D model is build entirely ...
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Is the geoxml3 javascript API compatible with the mapstraction API?

I am getting ready to revamp a google maps application and I was considering utilizing mapstraction. I am currently using all google maps js, with a kml layer overlay, but obviously by using the ...
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Looking for an android solution for offline kml/kmz file viewer with gps support

I have some KMZ files of cadastral maps. I need to fiscally go to the boundaries of my lands (parcels) and take a look at where they are with the gps and maps support. Some of these places are not ...
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How to export qgis as a kml file?

I have a .qgis contour plot. I would like to convert this to a .kml file. How specifically would I go about doing this?
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How do I embed a KML map using the “new” Google Maps?

I have a KML link that I can use to generate an embedded Google Map using "old" Google Maps and would like to use it instead to create a "new" Google Map embedding. To generate the an "old" ...
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sub-dividing KML files

I do have a kmz file which marks the boundaries of a larger district and it's sub-districts. Still new to GIS and in the process of getting familiar with QGIS, I wonder can anyone advise me how can I ...
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How to convert excel csv file to filled contour Google Earth Map?

I have a csv file http://www.geocities.ws/radar/data2.csv. The first column is latitude. The second column is lonitude. The third column is precipitation type. 5 represents freezing rain. 15 ...
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Creating a layer switch Google Maps Api v3

I have generated a basic webpage with Visual Studio 2012 that displays a Google Map. My goal is to add multiple KML layers from my Server onto the Google Map, BUT, i want to be able to have a sort of ...
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Convert 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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Kml not overlaying onto Google Map

I created a basic dashboard with MVC 4, visual studio 2012, The dashboard displays a Google map. Here is an image of the dashboard: My intention is to be able to take this Kml file: And ...
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Creating MySQL database for storing imported KML?

I need to create a MySQL database for storing coordinates from a KML file with the structure as follows: <Placemark> <name>someplace</name> ...
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Simulating historic GPS data on map [duplicate]

I have some really basic newbie questions. I have following data with me: ESRI Shape files (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files GPS coordinates (~400k) of some cars (~50) tracked ...
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Are ESRI Shapefiles and KML files two different ways of representing data?

I have a really basic newbie question. I have following data with me: Esri Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files Are Esri Shapefiles and KML files two different ways of ...
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converting random point order into polygons

We received a kml file with polygons but the points are not in a logical sequence and we end up with strange overlapping shapes that are supposed to be an open polygon. We did identify a point near ...
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How to make my KML/KMZ accessible to the public

I created a basic web dashboard with MVC 4 that has a Google Map open on it. I have a KMZ file I made with ArcGIS desktop of a road in a Google Drive folder that i made publicly available so that i ...
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Multiple layers from one single KML file

Is it possible to generate multiple layers from a single KML file ? If yes, how can we do it on OpenLayers?
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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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Many layers from a unique KML files ? (OpenLayers)

I have a KML file generated from a server that contains many networks. I want to know if is it possible to generate one layer for each network from this single KML file ? Thank you!