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

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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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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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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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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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Save GM directions as KML - with timestamps?

In Google Maps I use Get Directions and after saving the result as a 'map' and opening it in My Places I am able to save it as a KML. All fine up to a point, allowing me to display the route in Google ...
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Setting global CSS and Javascript in .KML

I've tried googling this question, but I was wondering if it is possible to declare common styles (CSS) and Javascript functions that are being referenced within the tag of multiple placemarks?
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Mapwindow and XTools error: XSI is an undeclared namespace

I have tried MapWindow and XTools and have gotten this same error both times when trying to import a KML file into Shapefile format. Does anyone know how I can eliminate this error message? "There ...
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GeoTools: SimpleFeatureCollection to KML error CoordinateReferenceSystem

I want to export a SimpleFeatureCollection (Read from a MySQL DB) to a KML file, here is my code used to read the infos into the console: private void featureCollectionToKML(SimpleFeatureCollection ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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Can Google Earth for Android open a local document from a .kml field?

I've been making a .kml file to be used in GE for Android that should open paths from the local device into Polaris Office. I'm using the following attribute tag: <a ...
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Displaying a dynamic KML file on Google Maps as it is on Google Earth

how can i display my kml files through network link on Google Maps instead of showing it on Google Earth. I have tried the step mentioned on this link ...
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ESRI JavaScript API - Multiple KML Layers - Internal KML Parser Error

I am building a webmap with the ESRI Javascript API. I am trying to add several KML layers, as well as a Legend Toggle and am repeatedly getting "Internal KML Parser Error" and only some of my layers ...
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Is there a way for me to load a KML files locally in Openlayers

Recently I posted this question KML file seems to load in Openlayers without error but doesn't show vectors because I was having trouble getting KML vector data to show up. After searching around ...
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Google earth incorrectly rendering coordinates?

My circles are rendering funky on the poles, and along the equator. Here are my coordinates: 158.05553767833,-78.151355482613 152.68654993135,-76.924955252783 147.72303124605,-75.713526831152 ...
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Given two lat/long/time points I need to extrapolate an entire path along the earth

Given two points and the times between them, I'd like to draw a line around the earth. Everything I've tried led to some crazy lines, due to my inexperience with longitudinal movements. Here is the ...
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How to highlight area in KML googlemaps on mouse-over event?

How to highlight area in KML googlemaps on mouse-over event? I am trying the same thing as this example How to highlight the area in google map on mouse hover I saw the example given with polylines ...
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Loading a KML Layer Underneath a Fusion Table Layer

I am working on a map that will incorporate both Fusion Tables and KML layers, parsed through geoXML3. As my Fusion Table Layer is a point file I would like it to always be on top of the KML's which ...
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Why can't Android phones render this KML poly?

Our outage map works well in browsers and most mobile devices. The map can be found here: Test Outage Map However, on Android phones the perimeter polygon is rendered as black. Have tried changing ...
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KML files no longer showing data for point location - shows placement pin

We do gps-based point soil sampling and have software designed for that. Our software allows us to export a KML file that has all the attributes of the soil samples on it. They pop up and show all ...
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Serving GroundOverlay image data from a KML file via WMS

I've got a KML file with a collection of sparsely distributed (and small) GroundOverlays, with each overlay containing a distinct LatLonQuad and Icon. I would like to serve the this image data via a ...
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Live KML Feeds - From the Ground Up, How Would You Build It and Why?

I found the "Live KML from PostGIS to Google Earth" post very informative but a bit daunting for someone new to the open source world of products like PostGIS and GeoServer. If I am building the ...
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Retrieve tile path of superoverlay in Google Earth Plugin using Javascript

I've created a superoverlay using MapTiler and am displaying that in a webpage with the Google Earth plugin. I'd like to identify the current tile (level, x, y) being displayed with a mousemove ...
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Generate Two Triangles on KML file with PHP/MySQL

I am currently generating a KML file dynamically from PHP and Mysql. One latitude / longitude point is being passed to the script. What I want to do now is create two triangle polygons from this point ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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LayerToKml no clamped to ground

How do I change the kmz new file to be clamped to ground? I have this code in the picture: That works just fine but when I "fetch" it to the Google plug-in it's not "clamped to ground". I need ...
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Creating a kml file in Google earth in UTM format to get attributes in UTM format

i want to create kml file in google earth and use it in UTM coordinate system for preprocessing in HEC Georas.When i imported the kml file in GIS, it still showed the attribute in WGS format as in the ...
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Raster (Tiff) to KML for Google Earth Overlay - QGIS

I am trying to convert some raster files to KML in QGIS for overlay in Google Earth. They are really huge Tiff files as I processed them from 3 meter DEM datasets. I have been searching the web and ...
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Importing multiple KML files to ArcGIS

I have a number of KML files and I would like to convert them to Shapefile format. Is it possible to build a model that iterates over a number of KML files? I tried to use File iterator, but it ...
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Publishing Linked Datasets Format

This past summer for research I was working on linking the NOAA Rivers Database (http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php), The National Atlas Lake Database, and the the USBGN datasets so that ...
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google earth xml export

i would like to ask a question that pertains to exporting xml to be used in a google earth .kml file. my map incorporates daily specials for local businesses. i am joining two tables to accomplish ...
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Can styling be applied to a kml (from a shp) using ogr2ogr

Is it possible to generate a styled KML using ogr2ogr (ie pen width and colour?) I cannot seem to find anything in the ogr2ogr documentation. My code so far is; ogr2ogr.exe -f "KML" prow-kml.kml ...
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How to use KML files with PhotoOverlay in Google Street View?

I have KML files containing PhotoOverlay and a lot of corresponding jpg files (tiled image pyramids). I would like to use them in Google Maps / Google Street View so that these panoramas can be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...