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

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Creating image for google map tiles from KML file

I am totally new to this. I have a KML file of zip code boundaries. I want to create image from this KML, so that can use to overlay google maps. Can someone please guide me here?
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Command-line utility to convert GPX into KML?

I use Cycle.travel to draw cycling routes. However, the Android application I use on my smartphone only supports KML. As an alternative to GPSVisualizer, I tried the command-line utility GPSBabel, ...
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How to clip Census tract shapefiles to the boundaries of City Council shapefiles

Before I ask my question, I want to say upfront that I am woefully inexperienced with coding as well as GIS, which is part of the reason why I'm here. I am currently working on a project where I am ...
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Layers with the same CRS in QGIS do not line up

I am busy with a project where I have to layer a .dxf and a .kml file but the layers are not lining up. The .dxf file's coordinates are completely wrong and the scale also does not appear to math up ...
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Arcgis featureset to kml client side

I want to convert a js feature set retrieved from a geoprocessing service to a kml client side, and perhaps also to a csv (i have the object from the JS API). Is there any way do this? To clarify: ...
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Make polygon from area not covered by loaded polygons (like invert selection)

See screenshot, from geojson.io, with a geojson file loaded: So how do we make a polygon out of the blank area? Looking for a way which doesn't involve manually copying selected sequences of co-...
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kml/kmz files not loading by google maps anymore

Until a few months ago this worked: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.jcea.es/pics/italia2015/italia2015.kmz It is NOT working anymore. I know that I can login in Google maps, create a ...
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Create KML in Ruby with ruby_kml and use in Javascript

I want to create a KML in Ruby and use it with Openlayers. But Openlayers only wants a real KML file. It's complicated to explain. Just look at my Code: In my Controller I have the following method ...
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Shaded KML overlays on OSM tiles in QGIS?

This seems simple - but the solution is escaping me. I have a series of dynamically generated KML files describing simple, shaded polygons, with each polygon having a slightly different (externally ...
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Converting Map Files to KML Overlay

Had a quick look around and didn't quite see what I've been looking for. I've got a .Net Web Application that is going to accept different map files and I want to convert everything over to KML so ...
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Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?

Admin boundaries are available in https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/federated-states-micronesia/dataset/micronesia-federated-states-admin-level-1-boundaries as a file geodatabase (*....
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How to update kml file/layer dynamically?

I am using a kml file for displaying map with custom boundary lines. That kml file is downloaded from some website. In that file, inside the placemark tag there is no point tag for display icons. Eg: ...
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Understanding Latitude Jumps

I'm decoding some AIS messages and outputting KML files showing routes. Looking at some ships in the Adriatic Sea there are some weird Latitude jumps that I don't understand. Several ships show ...
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How to convert KML file to layer , on an alrady existing map in arcgis

I have a map in arcGIS, and i want some kml data to be shown over that map. But if i convert kml to layer, the data is not visible on that map. Both the layers can be seen separately by "zoom to layer"...
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Is there a way to export the style, along with a shapefile, to a kml in QGIS?

I see there were plugins in the past that may have done this such as qgis2kml and qgis2google, but they no longer exist.
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Editing KML custom data elements using Google Earth?

I've been reading up a bit on KML extended tags and custom data elements. https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/extendeddata I have a person that likes using Google Earth but he is also ...
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Importing KML Google Maps files with custom data tables to Qgis 2.4.0

I am trying to visualize the complete attribute table of an exported Google Maps KML file with a customized data table, but QGIS won't parse the added information correctly. This is what I can read ...
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Creating a kml file in Google earth in UTM format to get attributes in UTM format

i want to create kml file in google earth and use it in UTM coordinate system for preprocessing in HEC Georas.When i imported the kml file in GIS, it still showed the attribute in WGS format as in the ...
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Load KML doesn't always show icons in OpenLayers 3?

I've been able to successfully load a KML file and overlay the data on a map. However if I move the files to a new server (and update all references to the new server) none of my kml file data gets ...
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Importing multiple KML files to ArcGIS

I have a number of KML files and I would like to convert them to Shapefile format. Is it possible to build a model that iterates over a number of KML files? I tried to use File iterator, but it ...
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Publishing Linked Datasets Format [closed]

This past summer for research I was working on linking the NOAA Rivers Database (http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php), The National Atlas Lake Database, and the the USBGN datasets so that ...
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Displaying multiple features from a geoserver layer with time and style in a KML

I have 4 datasets organized in a PostGIS database each of the same geometry and location except they are at different times. They each have a corresponding datetime field. I can load these into a ...
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Where can I find world map shapefiles/GEOJSONs/KMLs for 1950-2015?

I'm looking for world maps showing countries from 1950-2015. Are there shapefiles, KMLs or GEOJSON files of these?
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Exporting KML from QGIS with relation (one-to-many) table as popup

Here is a challenging one for someone. I have two tables in QGIS. Holes (parent) - Which contains the borehole locations. Strata (child) - which has many rows that contain the strata for each ...
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How to stylize KML layers for Google Maps?

I am using QGIS 2.0 to convert my shapefiles into KML layers. The purpose of converting my shapefiles into KML layers is to bypass the restriction imposed by Google Fusion Maps, which only allows ...
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Extruding a 3D stack of polygons on top of a map, e.g. with KML

I have data for the composition of rock layers in several polygons on earth. I would like to plot a stacked chart of the rock layers, colored based on layer metadata. Here's a mockup, where rock ...
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How to determine the columns generated when uploading a KML into a Google Fusion table

I created a Road Segment shapefile with ArcGIS desktop, the shapefile has the following columns:'CellID' 'RoadName' 'Description' Like so: I converted into a KMZ file which I then converted into a ...
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Can styling be applied to a kml (from a shp) using ogr2ogr

Is it possible to generate a styled KML using ogr2ogr (ie pen width and colour?) I cannot seem to find anything in the ogr2ogr documentation. My code so far is; ogr2ogr.exe -f "KML" prow-kml.kml "C:\...
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Algorithm to draw a perpendicular line on Google earth (KML)

I have two points say A (lat,lon ) and B(lat,lon) and I want to draw a perpendicular bisector line to AB such that any point (C) on the perpendicular line satisfies AC=BC. All I want is a function ...
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Synchronizing KML file in Google Earth with ArcMap?

I have a KML file in Google Earth that I keep updated. Usually every update I save this KML file then I import it to ArcMap. Is there any way to sync this KML file with ArcMap? I saw this Link but ...
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Editing a KML File

I want to delete ALL popups on a (segmented) line in my KML file. I have opened the file in Open Office and need to do a "Find and Replace" for these instances. Would it be deleting all and ? And ...
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Distance unit between line and point shapefile

I have two files: A point shapefile containing latitudes and longitudes of points. A .kml file that I am converting to a line shapefile. Objective: To find the minimum perpendicular distance of ...
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Show labels of a KML file in Google Earth

I have a KML file created from an Excel spreadsheet which contains name, lat and long. How can I display the name in Google Earth?
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KML <SimpleData name=“FID_GIS_SU”>35064</SimpleData>, what does FID_GIS_SU mean?

I need to parse a KML file which contains the line already shown in the title. I know it's an integer value and I'm currently storing it in code as private final int mForrestIdGisSu; but I'd like to ...
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Matlab array to KML

I am trying to use the KML toolbox for Matlab in http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34694-kml-toolbox-v2-7 to create a KML file from a Matlab array to be shown in Google Earth. ...
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Is it possible to import a KMZ file in to access with VBA?

I am building an MS Access database and am a beginner but have experience with VBA coding in excel (including the generation of KML files). In theory, is it possible to import a KMZ file in to ...
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Can KML layer order be set in the CMV

I just started exploring the CMV about a week ago as an option to replace our Flex Viewer based configurable web mapping applications. So far it seems to be meeting all our needs however I have run ...
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OpenLayers3: How to show a KML layer with the export to png Button

so... I have this script: <script> //Script1: Script de criação do mapa. var map = new ol.Map({ layers: [ new ol.layer.Tile({ ...
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Export/Convert Layer to Shapefile within ModelBuilder

I am finding that more and more I am being sent KML files to be converted into shapefiles to be used for mapping/analysis etc. I am finding it monotonous using the Export KML to Layer tool, then re-...
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Is LIBKML being actively developed?

According to the page on Google Code (https://code.google.com/p/libkml/downloads/list), the last update was Feb 2010. Is this library still being updated?
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Reducing Size of KML file (After converting from Shapefile)

I have a shape-file of size 224 mega byte. I am using ArcGis to convert it to a KML file. The process involves converting the shapefile to a feature layer and then converting the layer to KML. An ...
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Displaying KML data with a user selection

I want to web map some historical cyclones data which are now in KML files, file/year. So I want the user to select a year from a button and the KML files will be displayed on interactive map). I ...
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kml to layer error

I tried to use the "KML to Layer" tool in ArcMap 10.2.2 but it always end up in an error showed up the the following image. I hide the directory of the kml file in the image since it does contain my ...
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Save KMZ or KML from google maps

How to save to KML or KML file using google maps. I can't find menu command like that. I'm working on China region.
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QGIS raster GeoTIFF file covert to kml?

I have a NDVI image, which I Geo-referenced in QGIS (raster). Now I have to open the image in Google Earth - how do I convert the GeoTIFF raster file to a kml file in QGIS, so that I can open the ...
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Automatically split KML into point, line and polygon SHPs?

I have a lot of KMLs that include points, lines and polygons together, is there a way to automatically parse them into separate shapefiles (one for point, one for line, one for polygon) in QGIS or ...
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ogr2ogr KML to SHP generates invalid file names from layer names

I have a collection of very large KML files that I'm trying to convert to .shp. I'm iterating over 200+ KML files with an average size of around 20 MB. Each KML contains multiple layers, some of which ...
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create tracks file from points [closed]

I have a set of points (shp file, count 30) with a time/date for each record in the attribute table. These are waypoints of a bird observation. I wan't to create a KML fly over "tour" of the route ...
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Highlight a feature on WMS layer using OL3 + mapserver + KML

This is regarding question :- Highlight a feature on WMS layer using OL3 + mapserver We are using KML file not the POSTGIS DB. So what parameters for metadata "gml_geometries" would be there in ...
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GeoDatabase to KML Conversion

I have some US Forest Service GIS data which is a set of roads and trails an Accesss Database, also commonly referred to a GeoDatabase or a Personal GeoDatabase. Its a standard Access MDB File. From a ...