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

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Problem converting KML file to .lyr [closed]

I have a problem in converting KML files into lyr ones with ArcGIS 10. I do all the steps perfectly but the conversion fails and the red check mark appears. It is surprising that when I repeat the ...
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Decrease resolution of vector shapes (polygon) i.e. reduce size and number of points in outer ring

I'm trying to get a kmz export down to less than 3 megabytes and am wanting to do so by reducing the number of points in my polygons' outer rings. I've seen this concept in action when it comes to ...
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How to create a KML that supports animated ground overlays?

I have 12 images that represent weather conditions at day 1 through day 12. I am using gdal2tiles to produce map tiles from each of these images. gdal2tiles also produces a KML file that can be used ...
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Global timer java script in KML

i have a timer script which shows the time of system in Description tag <script type='text/javascript'> setInterval('tick()',50); //tick is a plugin and 50 is in ms delay time function ...
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How to refer KML style inside TileMill

The following KML file contains paths with style and name tags: example. <Folder> <name>Pedestrian</name> <Style id="style-Pedestrian"> <...
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How to draw downhill path with TileMill and KML?

I have a kml file which contains downhill paths and other points. Here is an example. I imported the file to TileMill and I used Save & Style, but nothing appeared except a few points. I think ...
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QGis: Difference between Mac OSx and Windows

i try to import a KML-Placemark file with QGIS (--> Add Vectorlayer, UTF-8). When i import the File with my Mac (OS 10.6) i don´t have any problems viewing all the attributes stored in the KML-File (...
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Custom Symbols are too small in KMZ File from ArcMap

We are working with the local Police department on an iOS and Android app which will have an embedded Google map showing crime data from the past month. This map is generated via a .KMZ file exported ...
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GPS waypoint mapping with android phone

I am a bat enthusiast and volunteer regularly with the local bat groups on bat surveys. In them we record bats with a bat detector - making a note of the different species (there are 18 in the UK), ...
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Error in shapefile?

I have been provided a set of shapefiles (a couple of thousand). I don't own any GIS software but I would like to convert the shapes to KML and Google's encoded polyline. I have put the shapefile ...
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Combine KML overlays to find overlapping shapes and export to flat file

I have two KML files with many polygons each. One has larger area polygons while the other has smaller areas. They overlap with each other and I would like to know which areas overlap with each other ...
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KML in QGis with additional Data [closed]

i´ve developed a android app that extracts the exif-information of a photo and creates a KML-file (Placemark) - some additional information like camera-type, focal length,... are stored in the tag "...
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Change kml tag structure [closed]

I am working on google-maps kml. I have several shapefiles and using QGIS i have converted it to kml files. When i export the kml (save as kml in Qgis). It contains tag like <SimpleData name="Name"&...
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Line calculation from KML file

I am a beginner in QGIS 2 and Mac OSx Mountain Lion I need to get line length in meters for different gps waypoints. 1 I import kml file to create a new vector shape (this works fine). The projection ...
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Convert polygons to KML file

I have a set of polygons out of which I want to make a KML file, my table schema is as follows : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[utilitygeo]( [ID] [int] NOT NULL, [PolygonID] [varchar](8000) NULL, [...
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animate polygons in series of kml/geojson/shp

I have a series of KML files (though they could easily be converted to geoJSON, SHP, or anything else that ogr2ogr can handle), each file containing a set of polygons that correspond to the alpha ...
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I want to export from wikimapia into kml all sugar refinery category points

I want to select a country in wikimapia and then export all sugar refinery points into a kml file. Also how do I find the category id for sugar refinery?
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How to get around the 10-character limit when converting from kml to shp with ogr2ogr

I'm trying to create custom .shp files by drawing polygons on a new layer in Google Maps Engine, exporting that .kml file, and then converting that file to a .shp file with ogr2ogr. If I run a ...
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Color matching between Google Earth and Google Maps (same KML)

I'm working on a custom Google Map using API v3. I'm creating my KML files in Google Earth, uploading to Maps and then accessing the KML from there. I'm having problems matching polygon colours to the ...
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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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KML to shape QGIS conversion [duplicate]

I am trying to import a KML file to QGIS. The KML source file is about 15mb is comprised of polygons with attribute data. The KML imports fine and polygons display but the attribute data is unreadable ...
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Google earth balloon not fully visible

When i load my KML on google earth, the balloon appears whole but when I embed on a webpage using the embedKML tool, the data in the balloon (In this case a table) appears to be cut. The close button ...
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How to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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How to save KML-layers style (Q-GIS)?

Is it possible to save a KML-layers style? My layer is set to 50 % opacity and I want to save that setting into the KML-file. The plugin qgistokml can´t yet do it, and only work with points.
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Is there a simple way to visualise point data with height values in KML?

Is there a simple way to display latitude/longitude point data like a 3D bar chart in KML, where the height is specified by a varying value? I've seen some examples where the <extrude> element ...
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Can QGIS Sextante batch extract vertices from KML polygons and calculate coordinates?

I want to know how to extract the vertices of any KML polygon and also calculate the co-ordinates of such vertices in Degree Decimal format. I am looking at a batch process. Can we use QGIS Sextante ...
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SpatiaLite: dumpkml with name and description

How does one get the optional arguments in .dumpkml working? According to the .help .dumpkml should work like this: .dumpkml table_name geom_column kml_path [precision] [name_column] [desc_column] ...
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How to serve KML files from ArcGIS Server in AGS JSAPI 3.6

I have a javascript test page that adds a couple kml layers to a map and I can toggle them off and on. I seem to get info popups for free with KML. When I click on a point feature I get the data ...
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How can I view a .kml or .kmz file on a mobile device offline?

I need to view a KML/KMZ file on a mobile device in a remote area where there will not be service. I have downloaded apps that have maps of the area; these maps will be available offline. However, I ...
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Where do I put pause and balloon visibility commands in KMZ tour?

I am teaching a new course called Global Studies, which looks at many aspects of various regions of the world. As in introduction to each region, I plan on making a Google Earth tour with information,...
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Exporting geographic coordinates in QGis as projected (flat) coordinates

I've created some polygons with Google Earth which I'd like to convert to my flat map's coordinate system. I've loaded a few shapefiles into QGis of a county's roads, parcels, etc. The coordinate ...
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Bring trails onto a Garmin nuvi GPS

I seem to be having a lot of trouble uploading Utah Trails onto my nuvi 50 GPS. Is it not possible? The Black hills national forest has a img file that is able to be loaded onto the GPS, but the ...
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Making a KML layer “always on”

Is there a KML tag or specification by which you can force a given layer (specifically, a screen overlay) to be "always on", in that there is no way for the user viewing the file to make that layer ...
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Strip html tags from ArcMap table

I am importing a KMZ we receive as output from an iOS app into ArcMap using the KML to layer tool. The resulting table includes a "pop-up info" column that contians cells with marked up tags like: &...
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KML to SHP with elevation not equal to Z value

Can I convert a Google Earth KML file to a shapefile with the elevation coordinates not as Z values? I can add a vector layer using a KML file and then save it as a shapefile but apparently the ...
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Export shapefile to KML for Google Earth - using QGIS

I am a real beginner with QGIS. I have shape files of my study site. I would like to have the nice google earth background. I would like to be able to see my files in Google earth, then I can zoom ...
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How to render GPX files in TileMill?

I want to show a number of GPX files in a TileMill map. Here's the process that I thought would work: gpsbabel -i gpx -f "$myfile" -o kml,lines=1 -F "$myfile.kml" Add as layer in Tilemill, style ...
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Why is OpenLayers only displaying the first features in my KML?

I have an OpenLayers map (that you can find here, use the blue search area) that reads in a KML string that is written from Perl using data from oracle. It reads the KML like this: var vector_Layer = ...
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Changing displayed elements of a KML file based on current system time in Google Earth

Is there any way to have Google Earth turn features in a KML file on and off automatically based on the current system time? I have created the simple example below of a rectangle with a <TimeStamp&...
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All LGAs for Australia in KML or KMZ format

Can somebody please show me where to find a KML or KMZ file that includes the digital boundaries for all Local Government Areas in Australia? Thanks!
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Openlayers and KML layer projection issue

I'm not a GIS expert at all, but I've been asked to add a KML layer to an Openlayers map which probably needs some tweaks and that's where I get confused. Let say I have an Openlayers map with the ...
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How do you import a .SHP into Sketch-Up?

Does anyone know how to use a .SHP in Trimble Sketch-Up? I have tried exporting to KML and CAD from QGIS, but the KML file doesn't read in Sketch-Up.
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cross domain problem with :OpenLayers.Protocol.HTTP

this code works with local kml files, but not when the kml files are on my other server, I got 3 error : OPTIONS http://192.168.0.150:9000/files/anonymous/AVGHDOP.kml 404 (Not Found) XMLHttpRequest....
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Convert shape file to KML on QGIS

I want to convert a shapefile to a kml using QGIS. When I do it, the output I obtain is without atributtes. And I want a similar product as it is provided by shape2kml of zonum solutions. Thanks in ...
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Extrude Shapefile to KML based on field value

I would like to extrude shapefile polygons to a KML based on a value stored in the attribute table. I am hoping to do this using open source software (QGIS, FWTools, GDAL, etc.). I looked at ogr2ogr ...
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How can I convert a set of coordinates from a linestring to wkb for storage in postgis?

I have a set of coordinates that come from a kml file and I would like to convert them to wkb for storage in my postgis database. When I use st_geomfromkml, though, I get an error that says I have ...
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Adding KML to OpenLayers as a textstring

I am trying to display a kml as a vector Layer. I have it stored as a Perl scalar variable but have also tried setting it as a javascript variable. I've tried to separate bits of code that I got from ...
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How to project Google Earth KML files in ArcGIS so that they display properly?

I am sure my question has been answered in the past but I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this... I have downloaded a KML point file from Google earth and I imported it into ...
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How to export from PostGIS to KML

What is the best way to export from PostGIS to KML using open source tools? Can I do it directly, or do I need to first export to shape files?