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

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How to remove the description information when exporting to KML?

I have been working in ArcGIS to convert shapefiles into kml files using ArcGIS toolbox. The resulted kml/kmz contain some extra set of information in the description field that is used to show a pop-...
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Feature not added to KML Vector Layer in Firefox

UPDATE simplified with JSFiddle example: here is the most simplistic JSFiddle showing what I mean: http://jsfiddle.net/eflowbeach/75eq1mqe/ You can see in Chrome and IE that the feature appears, in ...
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Use Microstation wireframe model for OpenStreepMap

I've got an entire city in Microstation DGN format. I'm able to convert it into Google Earth (KML), DXF, SVG and other formats, and then in .osm with ogr2osm. However, the 3D model is build entirely ...
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Looking for an android solution for offline kml/kmz file viewer with gps support

I have some KMZ files of cadastral maps. I need to fiscally go to the boundaries of my lands (parcels) and take a look at where they are with the gps and maps support. Some of these places are not ...
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How to export qgis as a kml file?

I have a .qgis contour plot. I would like to convert this to a .kml file. How specifically would I go about doing this?
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How do I embed a KML map using the “new” Google Maps?

I have a KML link that I can use to generate an embedded Google Map using "old" Google Maps and would like to use it instead to create a "new" Google Map embedding. To generate the an "old" embedding,...
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sub-dividing KML files

I do have a kmz file which marks the boundaries of a larger district and it's sub-districts. Still new to GIS and in the process of getting familiar with QGIS, I wonder can anyone advise me how can I "...
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How to convert excel csv file to filled contour Google Earth Map?

I have a csv file http://www.geocities.ws/radar/data2.csv. The first column is latitude. The second column is lonitude. The third column is precipitation type. 5 represents freezing rain. 15 ...
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Converting GEDCOM to KML?

Does anyone know of a way to convert GEDCOM files to KML? I am building a family tree and I would like to be able to upload the infromation I have gathered to Google Earth. I already tried to use ...
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Kml not overlaying onto Google Map

I created a basic dashboard with MVC 4, visual studio 2012, The dashboard displays a Google map. Here is an image of the dashboard: My intention is to be able to take this Kml file: And ...
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Creating MySQL database for storing imported KML?

I need to create a MySQL database for storing coordinates from a KML file with the structure as follows: <Placemark> <name>someplace</name> <styleUrl>#m_ylw-...
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Simulating historic GPS data on map [duplicate]

I have some really basic newbie questions. I have following data with me: ESRI Shape files (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files GPS coordinates (~400k) of some cars (~50) tracked ...
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Are ESRI Shapefiles and KML files two different ways of representing data?

I have a really basic newbie question. I have following data with me: Esri Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files Are Esri Shapefiles and KML files two different ways of ...
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converting random point order into polygons

We received a kml file with polygons but the points are not in a logical sequence and we end up with strange overlapping shapes that are supposed to be an open polygon. We did identify a point near ...
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How to make my KML/KMZ accessible to the public

I created a basic web dashboard with MVC 4 that has a Google Map open on it. I have a KMZ file I made with ArcGIS desktop of a road in a Google Drive folder that i made publicly available so that i ...
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Multiple layers from one single KML file

Is it possible to generate multiple layers from a single KML file ? If yes, how can we do it on OpenLayers?
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Calculated distance doesn't match Google Earth

I have a google earth route that measures 190.1km in Google Earth. I then pulled down the .kml file, extracted the points and measured them using Vincenty's formula (ellipsoid earth) and got 190.2. ...
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Many layers from a unique KML files ? (OpenLayers)

I have a KML file generated from a server that contains many networks. I want to know if is it possible to generate one layer for each network from this single KML file ? Thank you!
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Problem when converting Shapefile to KML files in QGIS

I select Layer CRS as WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) When I open the kml layer in Google earth it is wrong. In Google earth, appears some segments every where on the globe. Can anyone explain to me what is the ...
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Tutorials related to the transformation of building geometries from CityGML to KML/Collada?

I have some 3D building geometries in CityGML that I want to transform into KML/KMZ. Apparently the way KML works is to build the geometry in Collada and do the georeferencing in the actual KML file. ...
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How to import large features to Google Fusion Table from KML?

I am trying to import rather large features to Google Fusion Table from KML files (I have also shapefiles). However, Google has a certain limitation: "a cell of data in Fusion Tables supports a ...
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Where to find Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) KML data? [duplicate]

Hello GIS stackexchange, GIS is not my field, so I apologize if my question is very basic. I need this data for a odd job at work. I have been unsuccessful in finding the data from Google ...
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How can I import KML/KMZ files to Google Maps Engine Lite?

MapsEngine seems to import only CSV, XLS files for creating a map. How can I import my KML/KMZ files with Maps Engine Lite
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Converting/clipping KML to shapefile in QGIS without truncating field information (data)?

While I am clipping KML file by using polygon shapefile in QGIS, filed information (data) are truncating .Anybody can suggest a solution for this one.The same data losing issue occurring, at the time ...
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Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
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Mouse hovering on KML layer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am using ArcGIS API for JavaScript for map. i want show an popup info window when mouse hover on kml layer. I am trying this code for and using mouse-over event , But this is not working on kml ...
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Why does the file size increase after I clipped the polygons to be smaller?

I have a polygon layer that shows properties along a road. I want to create a kml-file of the polygons, and to downsize the file, I tried clipping the properties with a buffer. But, the filesize of ...
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Selected output format is not supported with this function? Wikimapia API

I have been trying with limited luck to instigate the &format=kml with the place.getbyarea function. I have been trying to isolate any additional paramater that might be conflicting with the ...
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kml to kml conversion with XSL

I have a simple KML file witch I get with ogr2ogr where all placemark are 2D polygon like this one : <Placemark> <Style> <LineStyle><color>ff0000ff</color></...
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invalid KML representation on ST_GeomFromKML

I exported a table with a geography(MultiPolygon,4326) column using ogr2ogr to a KML file. When trying to re-import any of the shapes using the ST_GeomFromKML function I get the following error: ...
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QGis, how to overlay and correctly position and scale a KML and image onto a Google base map

Being totally new to the entire GIS subject I managed to install and get runnning QGis (2.2.0 on Mac) properly, get my Google Maps showing (I set the the CRS to WPSG:3857) and I also got my KML file ...
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Open KML Photos In Default Desktop Application

I have created a KML file containing several thousand placemarks. The description contains a simple HTML tag referencing a location on local disk, pointing to a JPG photograph. The photos display ...
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Openlayers: Get Start and End Points of Line Vector Features

I'm trying hard to get start and end of lines from a vector. The line vector is loaded from a kml-file. For now, I tried to iterate over features in the vector and grab the start point and put it in a ...
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Why can't I open a kml layer?

I thought that I could open kml layer like a normal vector layer but it doesn't work (it says "invalid datasource"). How can I open a kml layer in QGIS? Or how can I open it anyway, I never worked ith ...
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How to draw an arc by centerpoint, radius and azimuth in KML

The question is how to generate lon/lat coordinates for an arc/sector. Coordinates can be used/filled into a KML file. Pointers to geometric formula or a program applying the formula are much ...
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Getting “Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring”

I downloaded the data provided here as KML, exported to ESRI Shapefile format, checked it on QGIS and everything looked fine. Upon trying to use the layermapping utility of Geodjango I am getting ...
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Problem with adding placemark from kml file with specific id

I have a problem with adding a vector layer from kml file. I am trying to make XMLHttpRequest and add only a placemark with specific id. Nothing is displaying on the map. Request is successful and ...
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Convert Shp to KML error org2org Error4

I am attempting to convert Shp file to Kml using command line org2org application. I have used this in the past to convert more simple shp files and was sucessful. However I get an error message when ...
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ogr2ogr : Converting KML to GeoJson

I have a requirement to convert .KML file to GeoJSON or JSON. Can you please recommend open source command line tools on GNU/Linux(2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.x86_64)? I have installed gdal, when I run.. ...
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Why do I get an empty shapefile when converting this KMZ in QGIS?

I have downloaded a KMZ file containing global elevation information. I have tried to convert the data to a shapefile using qgis (save as shape option) and using the zonum solutions website but both ...
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How to organize a kml created from a shapefile in QGIS?

I have a shapefile that I would like to export into a kml to share it with my colleagues. This shapefile contains a few hundred polygons. I have QGis 2.2.0 on Windows 7. I would like to create a kml ...
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Adding KmlLayer using local file (File API)

I am trying to load a local KML file to the map for this I am using FileReader object (File API). To use google.maps.KmlLayer I need to use readAsDataURL to transform to a URL the file, the problem is ...
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How to georeference an image in ArcMap, using coordinates from a KML file

My starting point is KML file containing a PNG image, which displays correctly in Google Earth: From Google Earth I choose > Save Place As > KML, which gives me the unprojected PNG file, plus ...
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ogr2ogr from MIF to KML including MID generating split kmls

I have a set of MIF and MID files that I would like to translate to KML. I used ogr2ogr to transform the MIF into one big KML which worked ok like so: ogr2ogr -f "KML" geo-kml geo-mif I have two ...
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FME converter from DWG to Openlayers supported format

FME converter is best software that i found till now to convert DWG to some open format vector data file supported by OpenLayers , but it got very awful convert from DWG to KML/GML it drawing ...
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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 ...