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

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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> ...
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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 ...
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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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Exporting features in OpenLayers 2 to KML?

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://dev.openlayers.org/examples/draw-feature.html Quite ...