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

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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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Deviated InfoBox - Geojson

I tried to showing info-Box after click (onmouseclick), that is goes well but info-Box's location is far away from my geojson area. Can Someone explain to me what happen in here?
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Google Earth does not honor the Drawing order of layer group from Geoserver

I'm hosting a variety of data using geoserver. Some psql, but mostly shapefiles. I have a layer group that has the drawing order set to draw the feature with the green square after the big red ...
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PNG from Geoserver size on Google earth seems uncontrollable

I have set up a geoserver instance that hosts a lot of data that we process at work. It seems to be the easiest way to distribute since I can provide a simple network link to the geoserver so that ...
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Would like map to be divided by region and for it to cluster markers, based on zoom level, using Google Maps Engine?

I am more of an GIS analyst than a developer and I do not have any Java / HTML coding experience. I was hoping that I could get through this using the Google Maps Engine documentation but it has ...
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Google Tracks convert kml to shape and preserve attributes

I've been attempting to convert a Google Tracks kmz file to an ESRI shapefile using the GDAL and libkml(http://www.gdal.org/drv_libkml.html) which I built on my Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) system. The kml ...
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Import export KML Layers in Flex Viewer

Hi I had a request from a peer for a KML import/export for the ArcGIS Flex Viewer. I could not find much except for a KML Importer widget that no longer works for flex viewer (stopped at 2.5). Is ...
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ogr2ogr export to KML from SQLite, when using SELECT for fields Linestrings are lost

I'm using: ogr2ogr -sql "SELECT * FROM 'trails_utm_utf8' ORDER BY name ASC" -f KML trails.kml trails_utm_utf8.sqlite -s_srs EPSG:900913 -t_srs EPSG:4326 to reorder, re-project and export to KML ...
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Can someone explain the use of relative paths with KMZ and KML files?

I am saving a map to KML from ArcMap, which creates a KMZ file. In the attribute table of one of the shapefiles, in this case soil borings, I have entered a typical "<href XXX </a>" ...
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Dot density inside polygon (kml co-ordinates)

I have a kmz url(its not in local), which has so many polygons in it. Which contains co-ordinates something like: <LinearRing> <coordinates>138.878021,-34.971903,0.0 ...
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ArcGIS API for Javascript: Time Aware KML Animation

I am using ArcGIS API for Javascript. I would like to know how to animate a KML file with time-aware ground overlays using the built-in time slider?
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Serializing features as KML after modification?

I'm trying to serialize features (polygons) as KML after they have been edited via the modify control. Serializing them w/o edits works perfectly. The problem I'm having is the modify process seems ...
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Shapefile to KML automatic updates (ModelBuilder)

I am trying to set a model to where it can automatically update a KML only when there are new features added or modified to my shapefile. Trying to avoid having to convert periodically. Can anyone ...
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Embedding a open source topographic Earth (maybe Google Earth) onto a website?

For a project, I want to create a website that includes something that resembles Google Earth. For this website I would like the starry night background with the Earth in the middle (like that on ...
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How to align edge of a polygon from one shape file with edge of polygon from another shape file

Initially I had a kml file of geographic regions. Each region is a single polygon. I have imported the kml file into ArcGIS as a shape file. Several of the sides of the regions are supposed to align ...
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Retrieving all towns/cities/villages within 2km of river path?

I need to find all the cities/towns/villages that are within a 2km range along a river path. So the solution I have now is to create a google custom map, and draw a polygon which will be 2km from ...
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KML parsing error: parse error line 1, column 0. Not well-formed, invalid token

A week ago I opened an old .kmz file in google earth to add a few pin-drops. Everything saved correctly and updated for a good 3 days, then I started to get a parsing error in google earth upon ...
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Google Earth Canada NTS 1:50000 Overlay

Not that long ago there was a Google Earth kml overlay file (ie. wms-ctis.kml) titled Canada Geographic Names and Maps which included the Overlay Canadian topographic maps. This would allow one to ...
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Is the geoxml3 javascript API compatible with the mapstraction API?

I am getting ready to revamp a google maps application and I was considering utilizing mapstraction. I am currently using all google maps js, with a kml layer overlay, but obviously by using the ...
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Creating a layer switch Google Maps Api v3

I have generated a basic webpage with Visual Studio 2012 that displays a Google Map. My goal is to add multiple KML layers from my Server onto the Google Map, BUT, i want to be able to have a sort of ...
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Multiple layers from one single KML file

Is it possible to generate multiple layers from a single KML file ? If yes, how can we do it on OpenLayers?
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KML - Importing Data into a CartoDB Table

I´m trying to load a KML file into a CartoDB Table. That's ok, but, when I see the data, it's empty, it has loaded polygono coordinates as a geometry field, but other fields do not appear. My KML ...
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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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Converting/clipping KML to shapefile in QGIS without truncating field information (data)?

While I am clipping KML file by using polygon shapefile in QGIS, filed information (data) are truncating .Anybody can suggest a solution for this one.The same data losing issue occurring, at the time ...
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How to have all nodes of my search in google earth as kml file

I need data for my research, and i am trying to get data from google earth to find densities of the facilities. I am using google earh desktop program and i activate 7 days trial of pro version. Yet, ...
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repeat kml on wrapped dateline layer

I'm using openlayers3 with a based map and a kml over it as a vector layer, i would like to see kml panning outside the dateline. I tried the code below but i see kml only one time. I used the code ...
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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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Convert Shp to KML error org2org Error4

I am attempting to convert Shp file to Kml using command line org2org application. I have used this in the past to convert more simple shp files and was sucessful. However I get an error message when ...
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KML Opacity Slider

I am trying to build a KML opacity slider, but I am unsuccessful so far. Based on this answer: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20667722/changing-opacity-of-kml-overlay-in-google-maps-v3, I try to ...
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FME converter from DWG to Openlayers supported format

FME converter is best software that i found till now to convert DWG to some open format vector data file supported by OpenLayers , but it got very awful convert from DWG to KML/GML it drawing ...
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CSV to KML can't show the clickable link in the bubble of Google Maps

I have 200 places in CSV in the following: Name of the place, Lat, Lon, Link I convert CSV to SHP than convert it KML in ArcMap with KML Converter extension, but if i upload the KML file to Goggle ...
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FME Desktop Pro 2014 : CityGML to KML Collada

Hi I'm pretty new at using FME (just started this morning to tell the truth) In a few words I'd like to export a CityGML model to KML/Collada files in order to load these in GoogleEarth and other 3D ...
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Cannot merge my map on CartoDB

I am trying to create a map on CartoDB using this kml file http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/mapFiles/NYC_Community_Districts.kml and a CSV file. I have uploaded both to CartoDB but there the name column ...
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How to draw 3d objects from .kml file on gwt-openlayers map?

I tried to run gwt-openlayers KML example on my PC but failed to see KML layer. I set protocolOptions.setUrl("http://dev.openlayers.org/releases/OpenLayers-2.13.1/examples/kml/lines.kml"); instead ...
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How to reorder KML layers in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

How do I reorder KML layers in Esri ArcGIS javascript version? I want to be able to reorder the order of the rendering of layers. I tried this._map.reorderLayer(kmlLayer, 0) This did bring the ...
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Cannot Display all KML attribute data in Google Maps

I've linked a hosted KML file in to my custom Google Maps test website, the KML file is something I created from a clipped shapefile. I am struggling to view the attribute info once I have clicked on ...
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Right to left language layout for automatic KML popup tables

Using the Layer to KML tool in ArcMAP generates a pop-up table that has left to right orientation, i.e the title is on the left and the value is on the right, like the following exampl I need to ...
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Openlayers KML script loads slow

Hy, I made a map with multiple KML layers with large datasets (total 500.000 markers). It works fine but as expected it takes a very long time for the script to load al markers. Is there a way to ...
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automatic templates KML

I have imported several points from QGIS into Google Earth. When I click over an icon point, I get a ballon with all the attributes, OK. One of the attributes is called Text. Ok, so what if i want to ...
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Openlayers can't get KML layer to work

I'm trying to load multiple KML layers with this example project from openlayers.org I can make the KML work in almost all other examples but somehow this code doesen't load. It even breaks the code ...
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Not a valid data source of kml created from image overlay by Google Earth

I did image overlay in Google Earth and saved it as kml file. But it was showing me that it is not a valid data source when add it as vector(kml) in Qgis 1.8.0. Any solutions? Thanks!
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QGIS and usage of ExportToKML()

I am trying to dump to a csv file the geometry (and attributes) of a shapefile, including a KML dump (using a python script as described in shp-to-csv) but I am unable to get the correct coordinates ...
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export from .shp to .gpx and .kml fails

I've just upgraded to QGIS Dufour and I am having some problems with the exportation of a simple track from .shp to .gpx and .kml format. I imported from mi smartphone a .gpx track (SR WGS84 ...
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Do SLD styles work with KML in Geoserver?

I am trying to use and in the SLD description for a layer on GeoServer. When I download the KML version of the layer everything works just fine in google earth, however when I go to my webpage which ...
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OpenLayers Enable KML feature based on user form

I have a KML layer with over 300 features, but I only want to display features based on a user form. Each feature has a unique ID and Sector and I have added the entire KML to the map but have 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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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 ...