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

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getImageData() returns all 0 values in data for an OpenLayers3 layer set as Transparent (Safari 8 on OSX Yosemite)

Please pardon my ignorance if this seems trivial, but I am very new to using openlayers3 for map rendering. I am rendering a Tiled layer over the world map layer for the KML data from CGI mapserver ...
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How to export to KML from Spatialite command line

The Spatialite GUI can export a Geometry column to KML file. How would one go about doing that from the Spatialite command line? I am looking for an example code preferably - the .help doesn't mention ...
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A reliable source of shapefiles for boundary data?

Does anybody know of somewhere that I can reliably get shapefiles or kml files for municipal / neighbourhood boundaries for cities across the world? I know that ArcGIS online has some but certainly ...
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Computing areas from data in a lat/long coordinates

I am developing an exercise on computing areas of polygons for a course in scientific computing that I teach. I'd like to have the students estimate the acreage burned in one of the fires in ...
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KML/KMZ: Make one placemark appear in two folders?

I'm not actually sure this is quite the right way to approach this problem, so if I'm just off in the wrong direction, please help me figure out where I should be heading. I have a collection of ...
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India Map including all POK and All Cities

I am working on a particular project and need a India Map KML file, which shows POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) in India and Lat Long Information of all cities. I tried on many sites but didn't get ...
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Export to KML option using Leaflet?

I am very new to this GIS thing. I have to integrate export to KML option in one of my project. I could not see this option while googling. Is there option to do this? <!DOCTYPE html> ...
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Autocad DXF to Qgis and exporting to KML for viewing in Google Maps

/ Background: I have a DWG trace made in AutoCad using Gauss-Kruger coordinate system ( a CRS used in Slovenia ). I'm using AutoDesk Map 3D to transform the coordinate system to WGS84.PseudoMercator ...
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Export MapInfo map to Google Earth (.kml file)

I have a map in MapInfo. I can convert it to Google Earth file (.kml) manually but I would like to do it automatically by commands in a function. Can anyone help me?
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Google Earth Pop-Up Box - Open Picture in New Window

I have a kml file of photo point locations and associated photos take at that point. The goal is to have a user click on the photo point location and have a pop-up display with the photo taken, photo ...
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Geoserver: Exception when importing KML

I have a KML that I would like to import into Geoserver. The KML originates from a Geoserver WFS getFeature Request itself and looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ...
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How do I show this lake-depth kml in openlayers

I have made some examples showing timezones.kml on top of my map in openlayers v3.8.2 without any big issues but this kml (document.kml) of mine just does not want to work. It just doesn't show at ...
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Upload KML / GML / GeoJson to Geoserver through Rest API

What is the best option, if any, to upload a vector format like GeoJson, and or GML to Geoserver? The environment from which to upload will be a client web-application, so i cannot use curl. In the ...
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ArcGIS layer to kml not exporting properly for datasets that cross +/-180

I am trying to export several hundred vector and raster datasets that show animal ranges and distributions in Alaska to kml so that I can display simple maps on a website (akgap.uaa.alaska.edu) using ...
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Qgis 2.10-kml is not a valid or recognized data source

After upgrade from Qgis 2.8, importing the kml format doesn't work. The Kml file is not problem, because it works well on other computers. I tried to reinstall Qgis, but the problem is still ...
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add a network link from ArcGIS Server Manager to Google Earth

I am trying to add a network link into Google Earth - I have the service in ArcGIS Server (10.2) and have the KML capabilities turned on. When I add it to Google Earth, it asks for credentials. But ...
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Add Features from KML to a GeoPackage using GeoTools

Using GeoTools v13.2 I need to add features to a GeoPackage from KML. So far I can get the features in a SimpleFeatureCollection which can be added to the GeoPackage: public void ...
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ExtendedData and Description coexisting in the same placemark?

I am brand new to KML. I would like to ask if it is possible to have both ExtendedData and Description for the same placemark and have both appear in Google Earth Interface? I am asking because when I ...
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How to save a Polygon in an integrated Google Earth

I created a Polygon in Google Earth which is integrated in my Website. Now i have to get the KML File from this Polygon. Can anybody tell me how to do this?
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KML to shapefile will not convert attributes embedded in the description field [duplicate]

I have a point shapefile on which I used the "Layer to KML" tool on ArcMap. This tool successfully converted the shapefile into a KML containing all the attributes embedded in the "Placemark ...
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KML/KMZ file <10MB for global shipping lanes?

I am trying to render an overlay of the world's shipping lanes using google KmlLayer class from the Javascript V3 API but most of the files I find are not rendered because of google's 10MB size limit. ...
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Understanding output point in polygon solution?

My question refers to an old solution which is provided in How do I find out if a given lat lon is in a KML Linear ring using shapely? Using python3 I needed to update the code somewhat to get this ...
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How to create folders when exporting OL to KML

I have this function that export all plotted features on my OpenLayers (2.6) map, by using the OpenLayers.Format.KML as follows: var featuresToExport = []; for (var i = 0; i < MAP.__layers.length; ...
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Missing XML Attributes in Geoserver

I've imported a number of files that used to be in KML format into geoserver after putting everything into a PostGIS table. Now I would like to use CSS style information that was associated with the ...
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How to convert kml to shape file in Arc Map 9.3.1 [closed]

I would like to know about conversion tools available for kml to shp file formats. In arc map 9.3.1
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combing two layers dissolve and simplify

I am trying to combine a dissolve with a simplify polygon layer I've created. When doing conversion of layer to kml it says I have too many vertices hence the need for simplification. How can this be ...
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Convert multi KML and KMZ into shapefile using ArcPy?

I try to convert with arcpy (python 2.7.8) 50 KML and KMZ files, that i downloaded from google earth into shapefiles. All files located in many sub-Folders. All Sub Folders are located in one large ...
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From .shp to .kml to .shp Without Losing Attributes

I've converted a shapefile with attributes to a .kml for a client. The .kml and attributes were then edited within google earth. I received the updated .kml and now I need to get it back to .shp. ...
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How to export shapefiles and other attributes to KML using QGIS?

Is it possible to include all the attributes in the table of a shapefile when exporting it from QGIS to KML? I want to view all other data inside my table in Google Earth.
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Adding KML layers to ArcGIS JS API v4 (beta)?

I have been building a web application using ArcGIS JS API v4.0.Beta1. I am having difficulties finding out how to add KML layers to the scene. How do I add the KMLs? I have tried adding a new feature ...
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Importing KML and style information into Geoserver

So I'm working on a project that's been in development for over a year, but I only recently got involved. My task involves converting roughly 2,500 KML files into another format, importing these files ...
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Descriptions for KML Paths on Google Earth for iOS

I am displaying hurricane paths on Google Earth where if you click on a path it shows a description in a window containing info such as wind speeds, category, location, etc. This works perfectly fine ...
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How to create 3D boxes within a KML file without ground contact?

I'm actually trying to visualize the output of an atmospheric model within Google Earth using a KML file. The model is divided into several 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 km boxes and each box should get a color ...
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Why does GPSBabel turn a short GPX route into a big KML with waypoints?

I read the online help file before asking but didn't find what's wrong with the following command to convert a small GPX file from www.cycle.travel to a KML that I can use with a smartphone ...
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How can I linearly order KML placemarks?

Is there anyway to take an unordered set of placemarks in a KML file and add a linear order to them? By linear order I mean add a numeric number so that each placemark has an order in the group of ...
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How do I upload a KML file into QGIS with the attribute data intact? It is present in Google Earth but not when imported into QGIS?

http://data.gov.uk/dataset/sites-of-biological-importance-sbi-in-greater-manchester-as-at-2015-04-28 This is the website which contains the data I need. I need to show the site names on my map, but I ...
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Creating image for google map tiles from KML file

I am totally new to this. I have a KML file of zip code boundaries. I want to create image from this KML, so that can use to overlay google maps. Can someone please guide me here?
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Command-line utility to convert GPX into KML?

I use Cycle.travel to draw cycling routes. However, the Android application I use on my smartphone only supports KML. As an alternative to GPSVisualizer, I tried the command-line utility GPSBabel, ...
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How to clip Census tract shapefiles to the boundaries of City Council shapefiles

Before I ask my question, I want to say upfront that I am woefully inexperienced with coding as well as GIS, which is part of the reason why I'm here. I am currently working on a project where I am ...
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Layers with the same CRS in QGIS do not line up

I am busy with a project where I have to layer a .dxf and a .kml file but the layers are not lining up. The .dxf file's coordinates are completely wrong and the scale also does not appear to math up ...
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Arcgis featureset to kml client side

I want to convert a js feature set retrieved from a geoprocessing service to a kml client side, and perhaps also to a csv (i have the object from the JS API). Is there any way do this? To clarify: ...
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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: ...