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

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Length difference between Google Earth and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have drawn a complex path with multiple vertices in Google Earth (GE) Pro and its measurement property is shown as being 2,460 nm. It is located East of Australia. If i import this KML into ArcGIS ...
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Extracting the contents of a Google-KML file

I finally found all the datasets I could possibly need from http://globe.six.nsw.gov.au/ ...but a few hours later I'm not sure if it's possible to access this data into QGIS. I've tried MapWindow ...
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Problems with Importing data from Fast Survey to ArcMap

I am having problems with importing data from Fast Survey to ArcMap. I have taken several points in my specific job, but every time I try to upload them not all points appear in Arcmap. An example, I ...
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Google Map iframe KML not displaying correctly

Looking for help in why our embedded KML Google map stopped working today. This is the current code: iframe width="100%" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" ...
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ArcMap KML Multigeometry to Shapefile

I have been troubleshooting this issue for quite some time now. I have a variety of tools available to me: ArcMap, QGIS, as well as OGR2OGR. Unfortunately, I have not had any success with any of these ...
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KML Layer Watermark Removal

Hello right now I have a google maps page with KML Layers from multiple online resources. However all of these layers especially those from noaa have giant watermarks that take up large portions of my ...
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Projection problems when importing .kml from Google Earth to QGIS

I want to open several points that I exported from Google Earth as a .kml in QGIS for further use. I can import the data and the points are displayed but something must be wrong with the projection as ...
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How to access ExtendedData/SimpleData from KMLfile using openlayers 2.x?

Is is possible to access SimpleData tag using Openlayers 2.x library? I have a KML file exported from QGis and it stores description data SimpleData tag "<>". i know that there is a way getting ...
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How do I display GroundOverlays in OpenLayers 3 (from a KML)?

The back-end I'm working with serves KMLs in the following format (data is stripped for confidentiality): <?xml ...> <kml ...> <Document> <open>1</open> ...
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Importing kml google earth polygons to QGIS

I've created some polygons in google earth, saved it to kml and then I loaded these files into QGIS. The problem seems to be the projection, these polygons are slightly out of the place. I've tried ...
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Google earth plug in loading old ground overlay

Im having a problem were i have updated Groundoverlay images and the links, but the plug in is either showing the old overlays or just greyed out, when viewed on my PC I know the coding is ok as is i ...
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Loading KML WMS Network Link through Google Earth API

I'm trying to add a KML network link with the Google Earth API using the same function that I have used for regular KMLs and KMZs. Sources suggest to create a KML with a "Ground Overlay" to connect to ...
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Create Polygon with inner polygons from KML or Shapefiles?

I am creating a windows forms application and I want to create a polygon from a KML or Shapefile as a layer on top of a Google Satellite map. Today I am using GMap.NET that got an polygon object but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Calculating kml LatLonBox from corner coordinates?

I am asking a similar question to How to calculate kml LatLonBox from corner coordinates? because the answer there is referencing using gx:LatLonQuad instead of LatLonQuad is NOT sufficient for me. I ...
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In a kml text editor, refer to external file?

I'm wondering, in a kml text editor where a all the coordinates are listed that make up a shape, can you refer to an external file instead of hard coding the list of coordinates? I understand that it ...
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osx terminal ogr2ogr batch covert .json to .kml

using osx El Capitan terminal This works fine one file at a time to convert .json to .kml ogr2ogr -f "KML" xxx.kml xxx.json I would like to do all files at once I have tried for %f in (*.json) do ...
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Directly fetching the line string with micromata kml parser

I am trying the kml parser for the first time. I have to find the first and last set of coordinates from a kml . Is there any way to directly fetch the line string coordinates from the document ...
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Landsat-8 at EarthExplorer: how to overlay kml search criteria on UTM download

I frequently download Landsat-8 images from http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ The interactive portal (a captive version of Google Earth) allows me to specify search criteria that the relevant images must ...
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How to get unique placemark id's in kml file?

I'm implementing a kml layer in a map using Google Maps Javascript API, and I'm using QGIS to create the kml file from a shp file. In order to view the extended data in the kml file in Google Maps, it ...
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Use ogr2ogr to get KML out of PostGIS

I am trying to export a Postgis database table into KML using ogr2ogr. When I execute this command in terminal (Ubuntu 12) I just get the "documentation" back but no result or error: ogr2ogr -f "KML" ...