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

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ogr2ogr MIF to KML fails on writing kml in linux

I have a bunch of MIF files which I would like to translate to KML format. ogr2ogr -f "KML" geo-mif geo-kml FAILURE: Unable to open datasource `geo-kml' with the following drivers. seems that ...
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Simplify Multigeometry polygons in QGIS

I am really new to QGIS and KML so this might be obvious but I am too ignorant to know what to do. I have some KML files I would like to use in an application but they are much more complicated than ...
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Reprojecting kml in NAD27, 83 or WGS84 using QGis

I have downloaded a kml file from Google containing location of shops. The coordinates in that file are in lat/long. I have other shp files containing roads and territories. I am trying to have all ...
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why is map tiling computationally intensive?

I recently starting using gdal2tiles.py (and its parallel implementation) to generate tiled images from raster datasets for kml interpretation and I'm shocked by how computationally intensive the ...
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Loading multiple feature types as one layer in OpenLayers

I have a kml file which contains some polygon and some point features in the same file. I am trying to load and view this layer on my basemap in OpenLayers. The problem is that the polygon features ...
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How to parse data from KML to shapefile with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

In ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.2 does there exist a method or routine for parsing data from a KML file and "print" this data in a shapefile or convert this data a to shapefile?
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Match bicycle routes to street lines

I have a KML layer of bicycle routes and a street line layer. Using either ArcGIS or QGIS, how can I select the streets that correspond to the bicycle routes?
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FME Desktop Pro 2014 : CityGML to KML Collada

Hi I'm pretty new at using FME (just started this morning to tell the truth) In a few words I'd like to export a CityGML model to KML/Collada files in order to load these in GoogleEarth and other 3D ...
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Get points from a kml LineString

I have a KML file with a LineString. I'm trying to load the points in Python. I'd like to use the FastKml library, but am open to other solutions. FastKml has one example for reading KML, but I have ...
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KML Balloon Not Showing Up In <Folder>

I've created a perl script to create multiple line files from points. It iterates through, creates everything as expected. When you hover over a line, I get a balloon with all of the attribute ...
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How to draw 3d objects from .kml file on gwt-openlayers map?

I tried to run gwt-openlayers KML example on my PC but failed to see KML layer. I set protocolOptions.setUrl("http://dev.openlayers.org/releases/OpenLayers-2.13.1/examples/kml/lines.kml"); instead ...
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How to reorder KML layers in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

How do I reorder KML layers in Esri ArcGIS javascript version? I want to be able to reorder the order of the rendering of layers. I tried this._map.reorderLayer(kmlLayer, 0) This did bring the ...
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Save GM directions as KML - with timestamps?

In Google Maps I use Get Directions and after saving the result as a 'map' and opening it in My Places I am able to save it as a KML. All fine up to a point, allowing me to display the route in Google ...
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Transpose (copy) Google Earth geometry to different location?

I just tried to copy a folder of concentric radius circles to a different location (different centerpoint) in Google Earth Pro & quickly discovered this does not work. Is there anyway to transpose ...
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Why can't QGIS open my KML file? [closed]

I have a kml file with multiple absolutely identical polygons but with different names. I need to load it to qgis and find points in these polygons. But I guess qgis thinks that multiple duplicated ...
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How do you export features in OpenLayers 2.13?

I'm new to OpenLayers (2.13). I saw in the example section that it is possible to draw features like lines, points and polygons. http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/draw-feature.html Quite ...
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Convert a KML ImageOverlay to World Files with GDAL

I have many raster outputs from an Open Source radio transmission topographic path tool called SPLAT, georeferenced in KML image overlay format. I have figured out an easy way to use tools to ...
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Export directions from Google to KML?

I used Google to draw directions from one location to another location, but can't find a way to export it as KML so I can import it into my Android smartphone. Is there a way, or must directions be ...
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Problem with reading data from PostGIS as KML file using PHP

I am using the following PHP code in order to read data from PostGIS and save it in KML format as a file. When I load the page a document with ".PHP" extension is returned (not .kml) which inside has ...
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Converting multilayer KML files to GeoJSON using ogr2ogr

I have a kml file that I'm trying to convert to GeoJSON. However, it turns out there's multiple layers, and ogr2ogr isn't happy. $ ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON shapes.json shapes.kml ERROR 6: GeoJSON driver ...
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querying order with different polygons in Google Earth

I have different polygonal layers in google earth, on the same folder. One layer should not be queryable, the other one yes. If the non queryable layer is visualized, I cannot query the queryable ...
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How to get a kml from stored in a blob file of oracle with arcpy

How to get a kml from stored in a blob file of oracle with arcpy? i try get data or kml files contains in a database oracle in a field of a table, using cursos options of arcpy. import arcpy, os ...
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ESRI Image Service On Google Earth API

I've been started developing GoogleEarth API on web. I'm using GoogleEarth plugin 7.1.2 version. It is probably a simple question but I'm having trouble with that. I'm trying to integrate the ArcGIS ...
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Get Graphics from KML Layer in ArcGIS JS API

I just started working with the ArcGIS Javascript API and I was wondering how I would go about getting an array of Graphics from a KML layer. I do not know where to begin.
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google map api v3 large/complex polygons

I have quite some large/complex polygons I'd like to overlay on a Google map. I can do this but wondered what the best/fastest way is to load them? I have tried using a KML but understand there are ...
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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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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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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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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 ...