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

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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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gdal2tiles raster symbology

I am using gdal2tiles to create kmlsuperoverlay of a raster. Although displaying the dataset in the correct location - the contrast is very low and so it is not feasible to see the features. When I ...
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Can QGIS Sextante or ArcGIS ModelBuilder 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 the QGIS ...
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Edit a KML file with OpenLayer and send the result to GeoServer

I am taking Kml file from GeoServer with OpenLayers Api. I want to editing Kml file in browser with OpenLayers Api and I want to sending edited Kml to GeoServer. How can i do this?
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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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Is “here maps javascript api” supporting GeoJSON or any file format alternative to KML

Is it possible to load GeoJson formatted data into here maps js api in a proper way? I am using AJAX to send data coming from mysql which is formatted in GeoJSON. I don't want to store any kml files.
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Route imported from KML into Google Maps does not display correctly

I made this map in Google Earth of a trip I recently did in the UAE. I did this by importing the kml I'd saved from GE into Google Maps. Annoyingly, it is only displaying part of the route. If you ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Produce KML image extents from PDS label files [without the data files]

Is there a way to produce KML image extent shapefiles from Planetary Data System label files in Python or with gdal tools? I know that GDAL can read PDS files via their labels, but if I don't have ...
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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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WMS layers and KML layers are shifting in openlayers

I am searching a solution for this problem for a long time (2 weeks) and i could not find any thing that solved my problem: I am building a map application that i need to show some features (points ...
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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. Thanks! -m
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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) ...
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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?
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How to convert a multi-band landsat RGB to a kml file using MAPTILER

I was able to use maptiler for converting a single raster (ortofoto geotiff obtained with UAV) into a kml file. Now I want to convert a RGB landsat into kml for visualisation in Google Earth. It is ...
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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 KML File on a Vector Layer in OpenLayers

This should be straight-forward, but I am beating my head over it. KML will not display. I have tried from same server and remote server to ensure it is not a cross-domain issue. The KML file loads ...
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Openlayers 2.12 - add selectFeature to button results in “Geometry Undefined”

I have modified the Openlayers mobile Vienna WMS example, and am trying to change the labelButton to allow selecting of features to open a popup. I think it is necessary to do this as on a touch ...
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What is the most appropriate technology for publishing Census (and other) data for small areas?

We have a web application which shows the (United Kingdom) Census data on thematic maps using client-side code (based on OpenLayers) and KML. // This section can be skipped // begin At the moment ...
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Export Shapefile To KML - Google Maps Layers/Tiles

I need to convert a shapefile (either polygon shp with millions of polygons or polyline shapefile derived from the polygons) into a format to use online in Google Maps. I currently use GDAL codes ...
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Import SketchUp created KML contour lines model to QGIS

There's a neat trick to create contour lines based on the GE 3D terrain using Sketch-Up. The resulting KML however is a model I have looked at ways of importing KML layers to QGIS, like it was ...
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Any way to view/create/edit Google My Maps KML files on Android?

I have two large (several hundred features) maps created by Google My Maps that I use for my field research. They contain important information required by the field crew for their work on site. ...
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KML attribute data on onload of html page using openlayers

How to get KML attribute data on onload of html page using openlayers. This is kml file: click here to get kml file Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Loading KML file with ESRI javascript API

I am trying to load a kml file using the ESRI javascript API v. 3.5. What I did with v. 2.6 no longer works. How do you add KML data with the latest esri javascript api? I am testing on my local ...
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Convert shapes in CSV to shape file

I have a csv file in which one of the fields contains a "shape" polygon in ESRI format. The other fields are textual, numerical, ext. How do I go about creating a layer from only the polygons in the ...
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Create world file from kml

I have a KML file for a NASA image. I want to create a world file from it so I can use the image in say QGIS. Is it possible to extract the key info (bounding coordinates) from the KML? It seems to be ...
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How to convert KML (Google Latitude) to SHP on Linux?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...
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Esri Android Basemap with kml

I created a kml using the kmllayer. When I set the map with a basemap and use the addLayer() method the kml is not shown. I can see the kml layer without a basemap. Can someone post sample code on ...
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Draw lines and Move the marker at the same time with KML format

it is possible to draw a line and put the Marker in the top of the line with KML format? or have i to make two KML files, it's that to say, One KML file for the Lines and another one for The Markers? ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step is ...
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How to hide/suppress and rename/alias fields when exporting to KML?

I have a feature class that needs to be exported to a KML file. I wonder if there is a way for me to export only some of the columns of the feature class's attribute table; some attributes are not ...
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What KML features are suitable to display 3D atmospheric density data using Google Earth?

I wish to use Google Earth to visualise and explore 3D atmospheric density data. In my case it is ionospheric electron density, which is a niche area, but I can imagine this might have been done by ...
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From OSM to shape. Parsing problem

I'm working at OpenStreetMap project for android at the moment. I want to retrieve OSM data from my app(nodes, markers and paths) and convert it to shape file (.shp, .dbf and .shx). Later, I'll load ...
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Changing projection in KML from Google Earth to Maps

I have created a bunch of map tiles for Google Maps mistakenly using the Google Earth projection. Is there a tool available to batch warp the KML files to the correct projection or will I need to ...