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

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working with kmls

I have been working with kml files. I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 and use the option "Map to Layer" from "conversion Tools" in "Arc Toolbox". Problem: I have two layers, say Districts and Constituencies, ...
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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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How to add 3D buildings in tourism map with ArcGIS?

I'm working with ArcMap making a tourism map in which I would add 3D monuments like this map for example. I have my monuments in KMZ format, that I can already add in the map, but currently view from ...
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How to change the Data Type of a KML File?

how to change the data type of a KML file because I am trying to convert it as a layer using Arcmap 10.1 and an error 000814 appears in input KML file
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Geotagging photos with Point Shape via Time Stamp

I have waypoints which I marked with a gps device - unfortunatelly no track/route. And I have photos which I took at the same day. Now I want to interpolate the points to line and use this line to ...
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Layer symbology is not applied in layer to KMZ

I have created a tool in modelbuilder. I use the make feature layer tool to create my layer. I right click on the layer and select a symbology. I run my tool and I can see that my symbology is applied ...
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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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Cloud layer over lay openlayer - kml

I currently have an open layer map which to overlay satellite images of cloud cover which I have available as GEOTIFF. I have manipulated these using the gdal utilities to extract the band containing ...
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Map To KML does not work with mxds that contain service layer

I am trying to use the map to kml conversion tool in a python script. The mxd I provide as input, contains data coming from map service layers. I have no security enabled to that particular layers. I ...
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How do I extract only the visible placemarks from a KML?

I've been given a KML file containing over 1000 placemarks, a small subset of which were selected by a user in Google Earth and made visible (by checking the checkbox next to the feature name). I've ...
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Converting ArcMap shapefile with labels to KML (labels retained)

I am having problem i converting a shapefile with label to Google Earth KML. I would like to convert a shapefile with label into KML wherein the label is retained in KML and readable. I have tried to ...
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KML too large for browser - can this be done in a server?

Please note, this question is similar to this question, which is 4 years old and has no accepted answer. The closest to an answer in that thread - using fusiontables - is not going to work for me ...
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Batch filtering of fusiontable data

I am designing a web page where users (up to 20 at a time) will interactively filter through a large number of overlays (20 overlays, each with 1k-3k items in them, including markers, lines, and ...
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Enlarging polygons in a kml file

I have a KML file containing several hundreds of Polygon all around the globe, projected in lat/lon WGS84, decimal degrees. I need to enlarge all the polygons adding 23km at the top and at the bottom ...
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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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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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London pre 1965 metropolitan boroughs

I am looking for polygons of the London Metropolitan Boroughs before 1965. kml or kmz would be best as I am working with googlemaps. But other shapefiles would be much appreciated as well.
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How to convert a layer with a symbology using multiple attributes to a KML file using ArcGIS Desktop?

I could use some advice to convert a point feature layer with a symbology that uses multiple attributes (a color-scheme attributed to the percentage of positive malaria cases and a symbol size ...
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Selecting Untitled polygons in Google Earth

I have an area where I'm trying to mark some polygons in it and under temporary places folder they were adding as shown below. Now how do I select some of the polygons and move them to different ...
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QGIS exporting attributes in a KML file

Here is what I am doing: Create a layer by uploading a shape file into QGIS Select Attributes of that file Export selected attributes with the "save only selected features" check box when I save the ...
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How to read multilinestring with geotool

I tried to upload a valid KML file with one placemarker having multilinestring. Google my map was not able to upload this KML file. I know MultiLineString tag support is depreciated but somehow is ...
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Openstreetmap routes to kml?

Is there a way to export Openstreetmap public transport routes to kml/kmz? So you can view the routes in Google earth.
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Shapefile to KML Conversion Problems in QGIS 2.6.1 on Mac

I am currently using QGIS 2.6.1 on a Mac with OS 10.9.5. I am trying to export a shapefile using QGIS to KML format. I am having success with the export but the data is skewed halfway across the ...
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Not able to read Multilinestring and multigeometry with geotool from KML file

We are not able to read Multilinestring tag field from geotools. We are able to read multigeometry but its coordinate we are getting empty. any suggestion or code snippet would really help me. I ...
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How to adjust KML files so that they display properly in Google Earth, ArcGIS Desktop & ArcGIS Online?

The students in one of our labs have been cranking out daily satellite derived Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll maps for a few years. They are published for public consumption and we have been ...
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Reprojecting vector layer from EPSG 3857 to 4326

based on examples from: http://acanimal.github.io/thebookofopenlayers3/chapter03_10_reading_writing_features.html http://acanimal.github.io/thebookofopenlayers3/chapter07_07_editing_features.html I ...
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Fusion Tables - create line features from excel import

I am importing an xlsx document which has start xy and end xy for lines in to a fusion table for mapping. Creating the point features is easy. The documentation says that I need to create a kml for ...
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Converting raster presented in KML to polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have spent quite a lot of time Googling which brought me many places including this site, but I haven't found the resolution. I have a KML that presents a PNG. Radio Mobile generated the files and ...
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how to parse a 3D dxf to kml

How can I parse a 3D dxf to a kml file? I'm looking for an answer that could point me to suitable references. The DXF is pasted below: 0 SECTION 2 HEADER 9 $ACADVER 1 AC1006 9 $UCSORG ...
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KML To Automobile GPS

I've created a bunch of Placemarks and have them in a kml file. Is there a way to get this into the GPS of a car?
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Length difference between Google Earth and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have drawn a complex path with multiple vertices in Google Earth (GE) Pro and its measurement property is shown as being 2,460 nm. It is located East of Australia. If i import this KML into ArcGIS ...
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I converted a KML file into a PostGIS db using ogr2ogr. How do I publish all the tables as seperate layers?

As the title says I converted/imported a KML file into my PostGIS database using the ogr2ogr command. Now I am trying to publish each table as a seperate layer onto a GeoServer. I know about cURL, but ...
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Extracting wind turbines from particular area in Google Earth Pro using KML?

I have tried a lot for extracting the wind turbines present in a area using Google Earth Pro? But i couldn't get it. Please help me out with kml code for extracting the wind turbines present in a ...
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KML data created in QGIS loses attributes in Google MyMaps

Here's the problem and solution. My question is, is there a QGIS patch to fix it so I don't have to text edit kml files? Essentially, the QGIS export uses a SimpleData tag to define columns which ...
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Converting Historical Railroad Systems Data from KML?

I'm writing a paper for an undergraduate economic history class and I'm interested in North American railways in the 1800's. I've found historical GIS data for the period here. The railroad data are ...
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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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kml to FeatureClass

I'm new to ARC, and am trying to create a tool to fetch KML for sources and import to the central arcserver database. I see that there is a the kml to lyr tool, but it creates a personal sde. Is ...
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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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How to center the map to a KML placemark with OpenLayers 3?

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 ...