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

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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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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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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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KML file saved from KMZ missing tabular data

I saved a KML file in Google Earth from this KMZ ... https://www.rampp-team.com/documents/pennsylvania/watershed/LowerSusquehanna/lancaster_pa/Lancaster_CSLF.zip . Upon opening the KML file in QGIS, ...
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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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Converting KML files to shapefiles ArcView license level of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I only have an ArcView 9.3 license at work. What's the best way to convert a large KML file to SHP format? I tried the DNRGarmin tool to import, but the file was too large for that particular ...
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Which format to choose to convert to ShapeFiles?

Given the following format options: all.json, all.xml, all.xls, all.csv, all.kml, all.gjson Which one is the best/easiest to convert the data into standard ERSI Shapefiles which contains the ...
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how to georeference my png using gdal

Hello I have created my own fantasy map, I have the map in a full size png and the map broken down into tiles ( with no geo data ) I installed MS4W and tried to use it to get the georeference data ...
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Edit KML with the mouse in QGIS: is it possible?

In google maps, and more recently in Google Maps Engine Lite, you can create a Track/LineString by clicking with the mouse along a route, delete some intermediate point, drag the midpoint of a segment ...
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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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Geodjango render_to_kml Multipolygons - Can be fast or faster as WMS?

I am learning now geodjango. I made basic web app with postgis database. With openlayers iam displaying basic wms map and I want to add other layers from my postgis database. I use render_to_kml ...
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How to make it clickable kml file that has been google maps

I have uploaded a kml file into google maps. Now i need to make it clickable. Can there is a way to do this. or I need to upload by code only?
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shp2kml license expired, looking for free solution

So I work for a small African non-profit. I do all the GIS and data work. Most of the layers I create, I convert to kml layers so my boss can then use them quickly and easily in Google Earth. But now ...
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Move whole Google earth path

I have a KML-file with a path in Google Earth that is slightly displaced. And I don't want to move each coordinate manually. How can I move all of the coordinates together? I think this site is ...
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Auto Generate kml files along the roads for more than 8 points

What I am trying to do: Auto Generate kml files for bus routes. Input: Bus stop list for each route with name and lat/long (every list has more than >30 bus stops.) Output: kml file of the route ...
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KML problems on Google Maps

If I upload my KML file, which contains polygons and pins, to Google Maps, then most of the polygons are missing (see below). To try and address this, I pasted the kml url to the Google Maps search ...
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How do I make shapefiles that I converted from .KML appear in QGIS?

I have created shapefiles from Google Earth but they do not show in QGIS, whereas in ArcGIS they do. I have made sure they are at the top of the layers, not transparent and also I have changed their ...
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trouble installing the qgis2kml plugin (or, how to install plugins not available in the Plugin Manager from source)

I'm trying to install the qgis2kml plugin for qgis. Its not showing up in the Plugin Manager search and the only qgis "repositories" I can find are websites for downloading source code. Which is ...
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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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how to get the boundaries of a city in KML from google maps

im trying to write a google maps application. and i wanted to only highlight one city in the world ( im using the masking method explained: https://github.com/vasile/geomask) but now im bugged with ...
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Is there a size restriction on KML layer in esri map?

My website utilizes ESRI's map and it contains several KML layers. Most of them show up fine except for the ones bigger than ~4MB. Are there any restrictions on KML file size? Thanks,
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Is it possible to reproject KML using ESRI's Silverlight API?

My question is similar to this one, but for Silverlight. I need to reproject an entire KML file to NAD83, add it to the map with all the layers, symbology, etc. in tact. Is there anyway to do this ...
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Advantages of WFS over GeoJSON/KML?

I'm planning to create an online map with openlayers (2 or 3) or leaflet. I have to show some points/markers (~30.000), polygons (~500) and lines on top of an OSM map in several layers. Those points ...
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GeoServer 2.2 and KML with multiple layers

I would like to be able to create a single URL that allows the download of three layers in a single KML file. Here's two ways to do that: WMS KML Plain GeoServer Application Link Both fail. The ...
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Export KML from points plotted in javascript Google Maps API?

I want to export a KML file from points plotted in Javascript using the Google Maps API. Is there a way to do this? The user logs in and checks Google Maps, then plot points on the map and finally ...
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Why are KML/KMZ parts missing after upload to Google Maps?

I have a problem with a KMZ file uploaded to my Google Maps places: As you can see I have a polygon KMZ file (converted from a shape file in ArcMap) that has 12 parts but the Google Maps shows only ...
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How to convert shapefile to KML file using ArcPy? [duplicate]

Python script that checks to see if a specific layer file exists in the current workspace and, if it does, converts the layer file to a KML file. Does it work with a shapefile? Code so far: for file ...
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Google Earth tour LookAt not looking at same place as Placemark with same coordinates [closed]

I have tried to create a tour from a csv file. I want the tour to look at each Placemark in turn but the view is of a different set of locations when run in Google Earth. The Placemarks are plotting ...
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KML to Shapefile using GDAL (LIBKML) - MultiGeometry data not transforming

I am trying to convert a KML file to Shapefile using GDAL (ogr2ogr). Regular KML files convert fine but KML files containing MultiGeometry features (eg: Geometry containing both Point and Polygon) do ...
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geotools parsing kml with multigeometry only gives me first geometry

I'm trying to parse the states.kml file (http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/_downloads/states.kml) on the geotools website using the following code: Parser parser = new Parser(new ...
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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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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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Problem converting KML file to .lyr [closed]

I have a problem in converting KML files into lyr ones with ArcGIS 10. I do all the steps perfectly but the conversion fails and the red check mark appears. It is surprising that when I repeat the ...
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Decrease resolution of vector shapes (polygon) i.e. reduce size and number of points in outer ring

I'm trying to get a kmz export down to less than 3 megabytes and am wanting to do so by reducing the number of points in my polygons' outer rings. I've seen this concept in action when it comes to ...
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How to create a KML that supports animated ground overlays?

I have 12 images that represent weather conditions at day 1 through day 12. I am using gdal2tiles to produce map tiles from each of these images. gdal2tiles also produces a KML file that can be used ...
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Global timer java script in KML

i have a timer script which shows the time of system in Description tag <script type='text/javascript'> setInterval('tick()',50); //tick is a plugin and 50 is in ms delay time function ...
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How to refer KML style inside TileMill

The following KML file contains paths with style and name tags: example. <Folder> <name>Pedestrian</name> <Style id="style-Pedestrian"> ...
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How to draw downhill path with TileMill and KML?

I have a kml file which contains downhill paths and other points. Here is an example. I imported the file to TileMill and I used Save & Style, but nothing appeared except a few points. I think ...
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QGis: Difference between Mac OSx and Windows

i try to import a KML-Placemark file with QGIS (--> Add Vectorlayer, UTF-8). When i import the File with my Mac (OS 10.6) i don´t have any problems viewing all the attributes stored in the KML-File ...
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Custom Symbols are too small in KMZ File from ArcMap

We are working with the local Police department on an iOS and Android app which will have an embedded Google map showing crime data from the past month. This map is generated via a .KMZ file exported ...
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GPS waypoint mapping with android phone

I am a bat enthusiast and volunteer regularly with the local bat groups on bat surveys. In them we record bats with a bat detector - making a note of the different species (there are 18 in the UK), ...
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Error in shapefile?

I have been provided a set of shapefiles (a couple of thousand). I don't own any GIS software but I would like to convert the shapes to KML and Google's encoded polyline. I have put the shapefile ...
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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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KML in QGis with additional Data [closed]

i´ve developed a android app that extracts the exif-information of a photo and creates a KML-file (Placemark) - some additional information like camera-type, focal length,... are stored in the tag ...
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Change kml tag structure [closed]

I am working on google-maps kml. I have several shapefiles and using QGIS i have converted it to kml files. When i export the kml (save as kml in Qgis). It contains tag like <SimpleData ...
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Line calculation from KML file

I am a beginner in QGIS 2 and Mac OSx Mountain Lion I need to get line length in meters for different gps waypoints. 1 I import kml file to create a new vector shape (this works fine). The projection ...
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Convert polygons to KML file

I have a set of polygons out of which I want to make a KML file, my table schema is as follows : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[utilitygeo]( [ID] [int] NOT NULL, [PolygonID] [varchar](8000) NULL, ...