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

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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 ...
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Any GIS program with GPX support and free hand selection tool?

I'm looking for GIS program that has good support for KML/KMZ or GPX route files and also has free hand selection tool. Right now I use 3dem and it would be perfect for my needs if only it had that ...
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Will Google Earth see my kml - on different versions?

Is there any difference in the kml script to allow different versions of Google Earth to see it ? If I write <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml ...
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traversing KML files with ogr python

i'm new to OGR processing and KML format so be gentle: i've got a series of KML files all containing multiple regions partitioning a larger area in each. i also have a series of geocoded points for ...
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Displaying a dynamic KML file on Google Maps as it is on Google Earth

how can i display my kml files through network link on Google Maps instead of showing it on Google Earth. I have tried the step mentioned on this link ...
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What is best way to convert DWG to KML using ArcGIS or alternatives?

What's the best way to convert Dwg file to Kml ? i have tried to convert Dwg file to shape file then convert it to KML, but i hadn't very good result , i had some shift from where should be seen in ...
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How to efficiently read a kml file into R

Hi I'm working with huge .kml files (up to 10 Gb) and need an efficient way to read them into R. Until now I've been converting them to shapefiles via QGIS and then back into R with readShapePoly and ...
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Export KML ExtendedData with OGR2OGR

I would like to export with ogr2ogr the data I have in a kml as ExtendedData <Placemark> <ExtendedData> <SchemaData schemaUrl="#15540_punti"> ...
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render kml 10mb KML file cordinates data on OSM map throws stop running script error in OpenLayer.js file

I am trying to render the kml file having 18000 line string data on OSM map using openlayer HTTP strategy. To render OSM map i am using GeoExt.MapPanel and ExtJS 3.4 viewport. The problem is I am ...
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British National Grid to KML results in offset polygons

I have a shape file of English wards from ONS. It is similar to the files available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/products/census/spatial/2011/index.html except I had to ...
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How to change delimiter in attribute table of QGIS?

I have imported a .kml file into QGIS, and the data is all shoved together into a single field like this: Fine, it's pipe delimited - easy to change the delimiter like in LibreOffice calc imports I ...
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display a kml on rumsey historical map

i want to diplay a kml (on a public url) on this map http://rumsey.geogarage.com/maps/g2104028.html?lat=44.22158376545796&lon=10.634765625&zoom=8 any hint to start? looking at that page ...
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How to display several points of a KML with the same coordinates in OpenLayers?

I've got a KML, where several points have the same coordinate, similar to following code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2"> ...
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Changing symbology/color in kml when exported from arcGIS/QGIS [closed]

I have marked some points and used symbology in ArcGIS/QGIS... when I export the file to kml, the color/symbology changes and only single color/symbol remains. Is there any possible way that the ...
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What's an analogy for a Network Link (KML)?

I'm trying to communicate how a product could/should/does behave with Network Links but am often getting tripped up by explaining the difference between the "link" and the "fetched content" -- which ...
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Are there any open source packages to help process network links?

I'm trying to find an open source package that can process KML-based network links. I am looking for more than a parser -- more along the lines of setting up timers for interval refreshing, handling ...
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How to transform KML from lon-lat to UTM (E-N), using Python?

I have a lot of KML files set as lon-lat (geographic coordinates) and want to set them as UTM (E-N) and WGS84 with Python (using arcpy, ogr, or gdal) Does anyone knows how to do this?
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How do I stop polygons from a .kml layer disappearing as I zoom in on the layer?

I am relatively new to GIS stuff and have a query about .kml files in QGIS. I have downloaded the .kml filefrom ...
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Why can I only see a default list of KML attributes in attribute table?

I converted a shapefile to kml using ogr2ogr. Glancing at the output, it looks correct -- it has a <Schema ...> and each <ExtendedData> references the schema (I uploaded a snippet here). ...
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ESRI JavaScript API - Multiple KML Layers - Internal KML Parser Error

I am building a webmap with the ESRI Javascript API. I am trying to add several KML layers, as well as a Legend Toggle and am repeatedly getting "Internal KML Parser Error" and only some of my layers ...
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Import KML attributes into the correct schema

I have a kml file containing over 4000 polygons with attributes which must be retained (in 3 different fields). After using the standard KML to Layer tool, all the attributes are now in one PopupInfo ...
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Can I download a layer displayed on the google api?

Given the google api displaying a map on some site with layer 'A' on top of it. How can I create a GIS file for layer A (as simply as possible of course)?
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Converting KML files for use with Python library Shapely

I am trying to get a KML-file (wijken.kml) into Shapely. The KML-file is validated against the proper XML schema, so I guess the input is correct. Routes I have tried: 1) Converting to WKT or WKB ...
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Transfer USGS overlays to Google Earth?

How to transfer aerial archives from USGS earth explorer onto GoogleEarth?
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Get feature from two overlapping KML layers doesn't work

I did an implementation similar to http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/sundials.html The difference is that I have two or more kml layers at the same location and want to show their information ...
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How to make editable polygons in Google Maps?

I've just recently started learning Google maps, JavaScript, etc., and have a few questions about a project that I'd like to do. I'm wanting to take some ESRI shapefiles, convert them to KML, and then ...
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ArcGIS API for Silverlight - create MapTips programmatically for programmatically-created KML layer

The few examples and forum posts that I have found all use KML layers defined in XAML at design-time with nested MapTip templates binding to one or more Placemark attributes e.g. name or ExtendedData ...
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Geotools, output to kml and convert meters

I have a complex problem. I'm using geotools 10.* I have input data: latitude, longitude (WGS_84), radius in meters, start angle (12 o'clock), end angle (clockwise, i.e. turn to the right). I need ...
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How to view the whole KML

When I load a KML in Google maps, it doesn't show all polygons, instead there are Google "next-previous" pages, each containing parts of the KML. How can I view all the information in one page? ...
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GIS storage format for better performance - Android device

We have developed an android application which loads different eco-zones and does geo-fencing based on current GPS location. We have converted a shapefile to KML, then to JSON format, for loading in ...
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Export KML to SHP in Javascript

I need my Javascript browser application to convert/export KML documents into ESRI shapefiles. Is there any JS library that can do it? I tried googling, but no answers so far (at least, not in ...
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layer to KML conversion [closed]

I am using arcgis 10.1 and my concern is to convert a layer to KML. The size of the layer that I would like to convert is of 7KB. For some reason it is being converted all the time with errors. Any ...
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draw shp files or kml files on ipad?

I need to be able to draw a polygon in the field while the landowner is there to approve it. Is there an app that is easy to use so all of the field hands can operate it? I also need to be able to ...
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Any tools to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) in SHP / KML?

I need to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference), data in some GIS data format like ESRI Shapefile or KML or something else. Do you know ...
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Converting .kml file to .tab (Map info) format

If I have saved polygons as a (.kml) Google Earth File and I want to draw it in MapInfo, is there a tool to do this ? If not, how can be it be made using MapBasic?
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Why ignores Google Earth the gx:altitudeOffset in KML files?

I am currently writing software that creates 3D polylines and outputs these in KML format. According to the official documentation it is possible to define an altitude offset via gx:altitudeOffset to ...
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GML, KML, GeoJSON - Speed rendering 3109 polygons?

I am working with Geoserver, serving U.S. Lower 48 counties to openlayers (3109 polygons - lots more vertices). The counties are loaded into a postgis database. I am curious about developer ...
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Is there a way for me to load a KML files locally in Openlayers

Recently I posted this question KML file seems to load in Openlayers without error but doesn't show vectors because I was having trouble getting KML vector data to show up. After searching around ...
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How to create one KML per polygon (from one Shapefile)?

I have a shapefile containing hundreds of polygons. I need to create a kml of each of the polygon. Is there any way that I may not have to deal each polygon individually and my polygon file may give ...
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KML file seems to load in Openlayers without error but doesn't show vectors

I'm trying to load a KML file into an Openlayers map. It seems to successfully run but I am not seeing anything show up on the map. Vectors should show up in an area of New Mexico if it's working ...
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How to Embed KML files (Google Earth) into a website without the google gadget?

I am trying to embed a KML file onto our webpage and the way it was previously done, using the KML embedding tool from Google no longer works, it seems that google has taken the gadget down or ...
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How to use arcpy.mapping to batch export layer to KML?

I am trying to export map layers from an MXD to KML using arcpy with the following code: import arcpy, os, sys, traceback arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True mxd = ...
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How to Export a Shapefile as KML Using R

All, I have exported an ESRI shapefile (polygon) to KML using R, but the resulting layer shows only the outer extent of the polygon. How can I fill in the area with a color? Any help is greatly ...
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Select KML feature with specific attribute

Im using Openlayers, and importing polygon data to the map with KML files. How could i select the feature which has the attribute name="TEST" ? KML def: <Placemark> ...
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How can I get KML into JTS TestBuilder?

JTS Topology Suite TestBuilder supports WKT, WKB and GML inputs. What's a quick and easy way to get the geometry for a KML feature into one of these formats for input into JTS TestBuilder? For ...
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Load and display a large number of points using openlayers

I am using OpenLayers.Layer.Vector to load and display KML files. Some of the KML files have a large number of points in them (lets say around 20,000). I am surprised they load at all (in chrome), but ...