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

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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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Features not added to KML Vector Layer in Firefox

Has anyone else had a KML vector layer display perfectly fine in Chrome (v35) and IE10+, but fails to add the features to the layer in Firefox (v30)? I'm using OpenLayers 2.12 and have also tested 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!
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KML - Importing Data into a CartoDB Table

I´m trying to load a KML file into a CartoDB Table. That's ok, but, when I see the data, it's empty, it has loaded polygono coordinates as a geometry field, but other fields do not appear. My KML ...
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Tutorials related to the transformation of building geometries from CityGML to KML/Collada?

I have some 3D building geometries in CityGML that I want to transform into KML/KMZ. Apparently the way KML works is to build the geometry in Collada and do the georeferencing in the actual KML file. ...
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How to import large features to Google Fusion Table from KML?

I am trying to import rather large features to Google Fusion Table from KML files (I have also shapefiles). However, Google has a certain limitation: "a cell of data in Fusion Tables supports a ...
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Where to find Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) KML data?

Hello GIS stackexchange, GIS is not my field, so I apologize if my question is very basic. I need this data for a odd job at work. I have been unsuccessful in finding the data from Google ...
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How can I import KML/KMZ files to Google Maps Engine Lite?

MapsEngine seems to import only CSV, XLS files for creating a map. How can I import my KML/KMZ files with Maps Engine Lite
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Converting/clipping KML to shapefile in QGIS without truncating field information (data)?

While I am clipping KML file by using polygon shapefile in QGIS, filed information (data) are truncating .Anybody can suggest a solution for this one.The same data losing issue occurring, at the time ...
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Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
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Why does the file size increase after I clipped the polygons to be smaller?

I have a polygon layer that shows properties along a road. I want to create a kml-file of the polygons, and to downsize the file, I tried clipping the properties with a buffer. But, the filesize of ...
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Selected output format is not supported with this function? Wikimapia API

I have been trying with limited luck to instigate the &format=kml with the place.getbyarea function. I have been trying to isolate any additional paramater that might be conflicting with the ...
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kml to kml conversion with XSL

I have a simple KML file witch I get with ogr2ogr where all placemark are 2D polygon like this one : <Placemark> <Style> ...
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invalid KML representation on ST_GeomFromKML

I exported a table with a geography(MultiPolygon,4326) column using ogr2ogr to a KML file. When trying to re-import any of the shapes using the ST_GeomFromKML function I get the following error: ...
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How to have all nodes of my search in google earth as kml file

I need data for my research, and i am trying to get data from google earth to find densities of the facilities. I am using google earh desktop program and i activate 7 days trial of pro version. Yet, ...
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repeat kml on wrapped dateline layer

I'm using openlayers3 with a based map and a kml over it as a vector layer, i would like to see kml panning outside the dateline. I tried the code below but i see kml only one time. I used the code ...
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QGis, how to overlay and correctly position and scale a KML and image onto a Google base map

Being totally new to the entire GIS subject I managed to install and get runnning QGis (2.2.0 on Mac) properly, get my Google Maps showing (I set the the CRS to WPSG:3857) and I also got my KML file ...
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Open KML Photos In Default Desktop Application

I have created a KML file containing several thousand placemarks. The description contains a simple HTML tag referencing a location on local disk, pointing to a JPG photograph. The photos display ...
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Openlayers: Get Start and End Points of Line Vector Features

I'm trying hard to get start and end of lines from a vector. The line vector is loaded from a kml-file. For now, I tried to iterate over features in the vector and grab the start point and put it in a ...
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Why can't I open a kml layer?

I thought that I could open kml layer like a normal vector layer but it doesn't work (it says "invalid datasource"). How can I open a kml layer in QGIS? Or how can I open it anyway, I never worked ith ...
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How to draw an arc by centerpoint, radius and azimuth in KML

The question is how to generate lon/lat coordinates for an arc/sector. Coordinates can be used/filled into a KML file. Pointers to geometric formula or a program applying the formula are much ...
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Getting “Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring”

I downloaded the data provided here as KML, exported to ESRI Shapefile format, checked it on QGIS and everything looked fine. Upon trying to use the layermapping utility of Geodjango I am getting ...
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Problem with adding placemark from kml file with specific id

I have a problem with adding a vector layer from kml file. I am trying to make XMLHttpRequest and add only a placemark with specific id. Nothing is displaying on the map. Request is successful and ...
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Convert Shp to KML error org2org Error4

I am attempting to convert Shp file to Kml using command line org2org application. I have used this in the past to convert more simple shp files and was sucessful. However I get an error message when ...