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

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animate polygons in series of kml/geojson/shp

I have a series of KML files (though they could easily be converted to geoJSON, SHP, or anything else that ogr2ogr can handle), each file containing a set of polygons that correspond to the alpha ...
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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 get around the 10-character limit when converting from kml to shp with ogr2ogr

I'm trying to create custom .shp files by drawing polygons on a new layer in Google Maps Engine, exporting that .kml file, and then converting that file to a .shp file with ogr2ogr. If I run a ...
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Color matching between Google Earth and Google Maps (same KML)

I'm working on a custom Google Map using API v3. I'm creating my KML files in Google Earth, uploading to Maps and then accessing the KML from there. I'm having problems matching polygon colours to the ...
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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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KML to shape QGIS conversion [duplicate]

I am trying to import a KML file to QGIS. The KML source file is about 15mb is comprised of polygons with attribute data. The KML imports fine and polygons display but the attribute data is unreadable ...
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Google earth balloon not fully visible

When i load my KML on google earth, the balloon appears whole but when I embed on a webpage using the embedKML tool, the data in the balloon (In this case a table) appears to be cut. The close button ...
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How to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 with tracks to Shapefiles?

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 ...