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

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Live KML Feeds - From the Ground Up, How Would You Build It and Why?

I found the "Live KML from PostGIS to Google Earth" post very informative but a bit daunting for someone new to the open source world of products like PostGIS and GeoServer. If I am building the ...
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Problem loading KMZ in Google Earth API

I am building a Google Earth API application using a map service (using ArcGIS Server 10) that has KMZ/KML capabilities. For some reason, I am able to access the KMZ layer within our network. But, ...
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Why can't I edit KML/GML layers?

Newbie here confused by my first experience in QGIS I have a handful of lines defining a bike route. Originally they were saved in a .gml file and later translated into .kml so they could be viewed ...
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How to export multiple Shapefiles to one KML file in QGIS?

As the title says, is it possible to export multiple Shapefiles to one single KML in Quantum GIS (Similar to "Map to KML" in ArcMAP)?
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Create a ground overlay kml from georeferenced raster

I have a world georeferenced raster (5m resolution, ~4000 x 4000 pixels) that I would like to display in google earth. I am looking for a simple and effective way to generate this kml file. Using ...
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Display Labels in Google Maps from Spreadsheet Mapper

How would I go about displaying labels on placemarks on the map canvas where the source kml comes from the Spreadsheet Mapper? This particular use case is where we want to share and control the ...
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How do I export from Wikimapia to KML

I'm not a API person but a GIS user and I would like to export points from a category from Wikimapia to KML or any other useful GIS formats. Has anyone developed that? It could be interesting to add ...
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directions (path find) given kml supplied bounds

Im trying to generate directions using google.maps.DirectionsService and I really need those directions bounded by the paths defined from within a pre-made kml file. I have reviewed the API docs for ...
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Problem with KML in Google Earth iOS-App

I have a some what strange problem with KML/KMZ-files in the iOS google earth-app for ipad/iphone. I export my map from ArcMap to KMZ. Email myself and open the file with KMZ-loader and then open the ...
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Converting kml to shape file via ogr2ogr including all attributes

Here is the example kml file I am using: <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2"> <Document> <name>My Golf Course Example</name> <Placemark> <name>Club ...
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ogr2ogr kml to shp conversion created 184 shapefiles?! What am I missing?

I'm trying to convert this KML dataset of ice arenas to a shapefile using ogr2ogr (GDAL 1.8). After some initial troubleshooting to get the script running, it's creating 184 different shapefiles (736 ...
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Retrieve tile path of superoverlay in Google Earth Plugin using Javascript

I've created a superoverlay using MapTiler and am displaying that in a webpage with the Google Earth plugin. I'd like to identify the current tile (level, x, y) being displayed with a mousemove ...
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Steps to polygonize raster KML image

I suspect I'm trying to do the same thing as in Convert image in KMZ to polygon. Given a kml displaying an image within a given lat/long boundary, what are the steps I follow to use Quantum GIS to ...
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Is it possible to do scale dependent rendering in Google maps with KML?

I have some data that I would like to display in greater detail as the user zooms into the interactive Gooogle map. Does google support dynamically turning layers on and off depending on the scale? ...
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Is there a way to get Openlayers' KML reader to deal with tessellation?

I'm trying to use OpenLayers' KML reader to display a KML file on a map, but the KML itself has LinearRings tha have a tessellate value of 1. I realize that this is used by google earth to snap the ...
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How to prepare SVG images for presentation in OpenLayers?

I have a collection of SVG vector images I need to display on a map, probably using OpenLayers/KML. Is there any way to convert a vector image from SVG to KML? Or would it make more sense just to use ...
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How to create a efficent linestring out of geography points using postgis

I'm trying to create a linestring out of geography points. At the moment I'm doing it like this: select ST_GeographyFromText(ST_Makeline(a.record_point)) from ( select (record_point::geometry) from ...
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Converting KML to layer in ArcGIS 10 - nothing happens

I have converted many KML files to layer in ArcGIS many times before without any problem. I just did a conversion (Arc Toolbox>Conversion tools> KML to layer) and the file is showing up in the table ...
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Google Maps/Google Earth - KML Overlays and Custom Orientation

I am am trying to get the floor plans for our various buildings imported into 4 separate KML files, one for each floor level so that I can toggle them with javascript. I'm able to overlay our floor ...
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Is it possible to export a layer with a related table to kml/kmz and view related data in Google Maps?

I have a polygon shapefile with a related table in ArcGIS 10. When I use the "Layer to KML" tool to export the shapefile and then load it into Google Maps, it doesn't see the related data. I would ...
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ESRI Silverlight API - KmlLayer with a Schema?

I have a KML file I'd like to load with the KmlLayer in my Silverlight application. The problem is that the markup seems more complicated than the class wants to handle. I have a element at the top ...
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How to register onclick handler for *all* KML feaures in OpenLayers?

I'm a newbie using OpenLayers with JQuery to display vector data from KML files. I'm creating the layer like this: newlayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector( layerid, { projection: ...
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Is it possible to gray out a Google Maps map except for some area?

What i am looking for is a way to emphasize a certain area on a Google Maps map by graying out the rest of the world. I heard about some solution of using 2 polygons of which 1 is visible and the ...
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How can I transform some KML data to Sql Server 2008 using FME?

I've just downloaded FME 14 day trial. I'm trying to see how easy/hard it is to transform some KML data (a simple neighbourhood shape) into my Sql Server 2008 database using FME. I sorta don't even ...
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How to convert factfinder2.census.gov map data to KML?

I've downloaded a map from http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_P1 (limited to San Francisco census tracts), and I'd like to convert it to KML ...
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Export georeferenced image overlay from KML?

How might one export image(s) from image overlays in a KML file to a standard geo-referenced raster format like geotiff? Use case: NASA's Earth Observatory has a time series of the changing Athabasca ...
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How to highlight track in KML on hover with OpenLayers

I have KML layer with multiple tracks and I would like to highlight them individually on mouse hover. I tried to implement this like in the example found in OpenLayers examples, but couldn't get it ...
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OpenLayers.Format.KML write style

I would like to apply a style to the KML that gets generated from the write() operation of OpenLayers.Format.KML. The current style that is on the vector layer does not get exported with this code: ...
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Which map projection maps y=m1*lat+b1, x=m2*long+b2?

I'm looking for a map of the US in this simple format. Then I can calibrate the simple mapping and do a report for our business by making a dynamic SVG file that places markers on that map. Right now ...
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Does OpenLayers supports KML Ground Overlays?

I am not able to display Ground Overlays in a KML file with OpenLayers. Does OpenLayers supports KML Ground Overlays? If not, how would I proceed in writing my own code or plugin for OpenLayers so ...
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KML to Dat Converter?

Are there any free KML to DAT(destinator compatible) converter available ? I tried to use global mapper but was in vain. Also used ITN converter but the line was converted to points.
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.NET library to convert KML to WKT?

Anyone know of a free OpenSource .NET library i could use to convert KML to WKT? I know i can use openlayers and there are many JavaScript possibilities, but i need to do this on the back-end.
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Why is Openlayers KML-layer undefined when using permalink

I am working on Openlayers to dynamically load KML tracks on map. I want it to load filtered KML everytime map is moved or zoomed based on viewport and zoom level. I got it working with code below, ...
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Generate Two Triangles on KML file with PHP/MySQL

I am currently generating a KML file dynamically from PHP and Mysql. One latitude / longitude point is being passed to the script. What I want to do now is create two triangle polygons from this point ...
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How to force ArcGIS server to create KML?

Attempting to serve arcgis server (AGS) 10 sde data to Google Earth (GE). I don't have any problem opening the service or the network link in GE on my desktop. When I try to open in ipad device ...
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Sort feature type order in FME KMZ writer

I have 4 feature types I am writing to a single kmz file using FME. Currently, these feature types are written as folders in the kmz file and appear in alphabetical order. Is there any way to sort ...
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Map Grid Index / Reference for Canadian Topo Map

Does anyone know where I can find some kml at different resolutions to show the grid reference for the Canadian topographic maps (CanTopo and toporama). Much like is displayed on the map here: ...
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Shapefiles for real world places [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any free administrative boundaries available as shapefiles? This is a follow up to my previous question How to highlight the area in google map on mouse hover. ...
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What restrictions on KML/KMZ upload exist in Google Maps API v3?

I am currently using the google maps api v3 to load kml files into my web application. The file I am having trouble with is a KML which is 274 KB big. It will not load (uncompressed the file is ...
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How to create a balloon for a dynamic KML file?

I want to create a balloon for a KML file that dynamically moves. The example that I am working on is sundials.html. Let's say that the KML is moving. How we would get the balloon to move as well? ...
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Why does one part of GML -> KML conversion not work on Google Maps?

Brand new to all of this, not even sure this is the right forum to ask in... I have a client who wants to visualise cancer incidence and mortality rates by local/unitary authority across Great ...
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Does Bing Maps 7 support KML?

I'm having no luck finding examples. I've found code like that below but this is for earlier versions. shapeLayer = new VEShapeLayer(); shapeSpec = new ...
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How to label a dynamic KML file in OpenLayers?

How can I display labels for features in a KML file on an OpenLayers map. I was thinking of using popup messages, but labels are more attractive and eye-catching. I want to replicate the labeling ...
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Rendering 3D timezones KML on a 2D map

I'm trying to render a KML layer (with timezones) in Google Maps API v3. The KML layer works fine in 3D (in Google Earth), but when I render it in 2D, the timezone lines that meet at the North Pole ...
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How to dynamically update a KML layer in OpenLayers 2.10?

Arguably, this is a easy question for you guys GIS expert. Here is the question, how to outsource a dynamic KML file using JavaScript in OpenLayers. I want to refresh every 7 seconds. Below are ...
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KMZ Quality: Desktop vs Plugin

Is there a reason why the quality of KMZ images, when added to a website using the Google Earth Plugin, drop in quality (it appears blurry) compared to when the same KMZ is seen through Google Earth ...
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How to 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? I would like the user to be able to log in and see Google Maps, then plot points on ...
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Feature geometry attributes to KML

I'm using the OpenLayers.Format.KML class to export the features in MyLayer to KML. However my features have attributes attached to the geometry object i would also like to have exported to the KML ...
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Stacked point representation in KMLs

I cross posted this in the Google Earth forum but they changed the format there and I'm not sure I like the format. In my dataset I sometimes have multiple locations at a single point. GE will ...
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Is it possible to cancel a request for a KmlLayer, and load a different layer, before it is actually visible

Having asked for a google.maps.KmlLayer, and whilst waiting for it to load, is it possible to cancel the request? Calling layer.setMap(null); seems to causes an error if the layer is not yet visible. ...