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

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Google Maps mangling KML

I've created KML files of some world regions for display using the Google Maps API. This has been working fine, but one region has recently started displaying as if the data's corrupt. You can see ...
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Playing multiple gx:track in Google Earth

I would like to be able to play multiple gx:track in google earth. I can play a single gx:track using the time animation but now I want to add multiple gx:tracks For example - GPS data from two ...
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Importing GPX track data to Sketchup

I'm looking to import some GPX/kml data into Sketchup with the intention of eventually 3D printing the route. The data GPX file contains lat/lon/elevation data of road and intend to turn this into a ...
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Distance unit between line and point shapefile

I have two files: A point shapefile containing latitudes and longitudes of points. A .kml file that I am converting to a line shapefile. Objective: To find the minimum perpendicular distance of ...
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Show labels of a KML file in Google Earth

I have a KML file created from an Excel spreadsheet which contains name, lat and long. How can I display the name in Google Earth?
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KML <SimpleData name=“FID_GIS_SU”>35064</SimpleData>, what does FID_GIS_SU mean?

I need to parse a KML file which contains the line already shown in the title. I know it's an integer value and I'm currently storing it in code as private final int mForrestIdGisSu; but I'd like to ...
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Matlab array to KML

I am trying to use the KML toolbox for Matlab in http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34694-kml-toolbox-v2-7 to create a KML file from a Matlab array to be shown in Google Earth. ...
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Is it possible to import a KMZ file in to access with VBA?

I am building an MS Access database and am a beginner but have experience with VBA coding in excel (including the generation of KML files). In theory, is it possible to import a KMZ file in to ...
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Can KML layer order be set in the CMV

I just started exploring the CMV about a week ago as an option to replace our Flex Viewer based configurable web mapping applications. So far it seems to be meeting all our needs however I have run ...
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OpenLayers3: How to show a KML layer with the export to png Button

so... I have this script: <script> //Script1: Script de criação do mapa. var map = new ol.Map({ layers: [ new ol.layer.Tile({ ...
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Export/Convert Layer to Shapefile within ModelBuilder

I am finding that more and more I am being sent KML files to be converted into shapefiles to be used for mapping/analysis etc. I am finding it monotonous using the Export KML to Layer tool, then ...
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Exporting to KML with open source tools

Any open source recommendations for exporting from a spatial database (in this case SQLServer, but doesn't have to be) to KML? Currently, I need to setup an automated unattended export of a dataset ...
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Is LIBKML being actively developed?

According to the page on Google Code (https://code.google.com/p/libkml/downloads/list), the last update was Feb 2010. Is this library still being updated?
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Is there a way to export entire projects or groups to KMZ?

There is a lot of questions about exporting single files, Im trying to see if there is a way to export an entire group in QGIS to a .kmz file that can be opened in google earth. I know there is a way ...
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Perl -> GoogleMaps and point data

I'm working on a perl script to plot the path of a traveler. I can create the kmz output with Lat/Lon/Alt in a point. I'm trying to add some relevant point data such as the "name" and other location ...
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Reducing Size of KML file (After converting from Shapefile)

I have a shape-file of size 224 mega byte. I am using ArcGis to convert it to a KML file. The process involves converting the shapefile to a feature layer and then converting the layer to KML. An ...
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Displaying KML data with a user selection

I want to web map some historical cyclones data which are now in KML files, file/year. So I want the user to select a year from a button and the KML files will be displayed on interactive map). I ...
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kml to layer error

I tried to use the "KML to Layer" tool in ArcMap 10.2.2 but it always end up in an error showed up the the following image. I hide the directory of the kml file in the image since it does contain my ...
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Google Earth Pro to ArcGIS 10.2 WITH Attribute table

I'm trying to use a publicly available map of NYC's CSOs from Google Earth Pro in some GIS analysis. I've saved the file as a KML, and uploaded to GIS by converting it to a SHP, but the attribute ...
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Save KMZ or KML from google maps

How to save to KML or KML file using google maps. I can't find menu command like that. I'm working on China region.
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QGIS raster GeoTIFF file covert to kml?

I have a NDVI image, which I Geo-referenced in QGIS (raster). Now I have to open the image in Google Earth - how do I convert the GeoTIFF raster file to a kml file in QGIS, so that I can open the ...
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Trying to change the transparency of a KML file for use with Google Map Maker

I've been stuck with this problem for quite some time. I'm doing a project which includes updating the Google Maps for my area. I know that I have to use Map Maker to do this. However I'm trying to ...
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Automatically split KML into point, line and polygon SHPs?

I have a lot of KMLs that include points, lines and polygons together, is there a way to automatically parse them into separate shapefiles (one for point, one for line, one for polygon) in QGIS or ...
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ogr2ogr KML to SHP generates invalid file names from layer names

I have a collection of very large KML files that I'm trying to convert to .shp. I'm iterating over 200+ KML files with an average size of around 20 MB. Each KML contains multiple layers, some of which ...
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create tracks file from points [closed]

I have a set of points (shp file, count 30) with a time/date for each record in the attribute table. These are waypoints of a bird observation. I wan't to create a KML fly over "tour" of the route ...
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Highlight a feature on WMS layer using OL3 + mapserver + KML

This is regarding question :- Highlight a feature on WMS layer using OL3 + mapserver We are using KML file not the POSTGIS DB. So what parameters for metadata "gml_geometries" would be there in ...
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Is geoxml3 slow when parsing large kml files?

I have 10 kml files of 10 global regions (Western Europe, North America etc etc), which I add simultaneously as overlays (Kml Layers) using the Google Maps API. This works. I'd quite like to make ...
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GeoDatabase to KML Conversion

I have some US Forest Service GIS data which is a set of roads and trails an Accesss Database, also commonly referred to a GeoDatabase or a Personal GeoDatabase. Its a standard Access MDB File. From a ...
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ogr2ogr libkml output - multiple components in OGR_STYLE

I have following command: ogr2ogr -overwrite -f libKML z.kml "MSSQL:server=dev;database=db;trusted_connection=yes;tables=tmp.libkml_test" -where "stabbr = 'CT'" My source table contains a series of ...
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Preserving styles when going from KML to WMS

I'm currently losing styling information somewhere along my chain of applications: KML -> ArcGIS Layer (via ArcGIS Desktop) ArcGIS .gdb -> PostGIS via ogr2ogr PostGIS -> GeoServer GeoServer ...
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Extract table-embedded attributes in KML using ogr2ogr

I'm loading a number of diverse data files into a PostGIS database, using ogr2ogr. One of these data files is a KML with useful attributes embedded as an HTML table in a description column: ...
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qgis Points data from KML file

Forgive me if this question has been asked before. My search of the site did not turn up anything relevant, so I decided to ask this question. I have a KML file with Waypoints and several Tracks in ...
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Using Google Earth Pro style templates

When importing a CSV file into Google Earth Pro, I am asked if I want to apply a style template. I do. I'd like to be able to load a previously defined template rather than have to set the style ...
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Importing and exporting KML into and from DashDB for Geospatial Analysis

I am a recent convert to IBM's DashDB, and I considering proposing to use it at my work. My case would greatly be bolstered if I could show good, easy integration for geospatial analytics data, namely ...
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Import KML file into GeoDjango

I'm trying to import a KML file into an existing GeoDjango app (using a Postgres 9.3 database). This is my Django model: class PCT(models.Model): code = models.CharField(max_length=3, ...
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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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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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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.