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

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KML <SimpleData name=“FID_GIS_SU”>35064</SimpleData>, what does FID_GIS_SU mean?

I need to parse a KML file which contains the line already shown in the title. I know it's an integer value and I'm currently storing it in code as private final int mForrestIdGisSu; but I'd like to ...
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Can KML layer order be set in the CMV

I just started exploring the CMV about a week ago as an option to replace our Flex Viewer based configurable web mapping applications. So far it seems to be meeting all our needs however I have run ...
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Matlab array to KML

I am trying to use the KML toolbox for Matlab in http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34694-kml-toolbox-v2-7 to create a KML file from a Matlab array to be shown in Google Earth. ...
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Openlayers 2.12 - add selectFeature to button results in “Geometry Undefined”

I have modified the Openlayers mobile Vienna WMS example, and am trying to change the labelButton to allow selecting of features to open a popup. I think it is necessary to do this as on a touch ...
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KML data manipulation in MS Access

I am building an MS Access database and am a beginner but have experience with VBA coding in excel (including the generation of KML files). In theory, is it possible to import a KMZ file in to ...
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Import SketchUp created KML contour lines model to QGIS

There's a neat trick to create contour lines based on the GE 3D terrain using Sketch-Up. The resulting KML however is a model I have looked at ways of importing KML layers to QGIS, like it was ...
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Export/Convert Layer to Shapefile within ModelBuilder

I am finding that more and more I am being sent KML files to be converted into shapefiles to be used for mapping/analysis etc. I am finding it monotonous using the Export KML to Layer tool, then ...
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Exporting 3GB ArcGIS Raster to KML without losing resolution?

I have a 3GB raster layer, and I'd like to export it to KML for use with Google Earth. When I use the "Layer to KML" conversion tool in ArcMap, I end up with a low-resolution overlay: looks like one ...
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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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OpenLayers3: How to show a KML layer with the export to png Button

so... I have this script: <script> //Script1: Script de criação do mapa. var map = new ol.Map({ layers: [ new ol.layer.Tile({ ...
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How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?

My users are sending me point data that were digitized using GoogleEarth. How can I convert their KML to a shapefile?
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Find what polygon geocode falls into [on hold]

I have the KML code in a csv file for 180 different census tracts and the GEOID for each tract. I also have 130K geocodes. I know there must be a formulaic way to tell what polygon a geocode falls ...
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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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Use Display Expression for KML Popup, SHP to KML ArcGIS

In Arcmap I've created a complex label expression in the Display expression for my layer. I'd like to have that expression displayed when I convert the layer to .kmz file for display in Google Earth. ...
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Exporting to KML with open source tools

Any open source recommendations for exporting from a spatial database (in this case SQLServer, but doesn't have to be) to KML? Currently, I need to setup an automated unattended export of a dataset ...
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Is LIBKML being actively developed?

According to the page on Google Code (https://code.google.com/p/libkml/downloads/list), the last update was Feb 2010. Is this library still being updated?
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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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Trying to change the transparency of a KML file for use with Google Map Maker

I've been stuck with this problem for quite some time. I'm doing a project which includes updating the Google Maps for my area. I know that I have to use Map Maker to do this. However I'm trying to ...
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Android Tablet KML/KMZ App for polygons w/offline & GPS capabilities?

I am looking for an Android app which allows me to view and query polygons stored in KML and/or KMZ with a GPS point representing my location and offline capabilities. My KMZ files are being output ...
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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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Displaying KML data with a user selection

I want to web map some historical cyclones data which are now in KML files, file/year. So I want the user to select a year from a button and the KML files will be displayed on interactive map). I ...
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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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Is there a way to export entire projects or groups to KMZ?

There is a lot of questions about exporting single files, Im trying to see if there is a way to export an entire group in QGIS to a .kmz file that can be opened in google earth. I know there is a way ...
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Not able to read Multilinestring and multigeometry with geotool from KML file

We are not able to read Multilinestring tag field from geotools. We are able to read multigeometry but its coordinate we are getting empty. any suggestion or code snippet would really help me. I ...
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Perl -> GoogleMaps and point data

I'm working on a perl script to plot the path of a traveler. I can create the kmz output with Lat/Lon/Alt in a point. I'm trying to add some relevant point data such as the "name" and other location ...
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Reducing Size of KML file (After converting from Shapefile)

I have a shape-file of size 224 mega byte. I am using ArcGis to convert it to a KML file. The process involves converting the shapefile to a feature layer and then converting the layer to KML. An ...
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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 Earth Pro to ArcGIS 10.2 WITH Attribute table

I'm trying to use a publicly available map of NYC's CSOs from Google Earth Pro in some GIS analysis. I've saved the file as a KML, and uploaded to GIS by converting it to a SHP, but the attribute ...
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Save KMZ or KML from google maps

How to save to KML or KML file using google maps. I can't find menu command like that. I'm working on China region.
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kml to layer error

I tried to use the "KML to Layer" tool in ArcMap 10.2.2 but it always end up in an error showed up the the following image. I hide the directory of the kml file in the image since it does contain my ...
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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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QGIS raster GeoTIFF file covert to kml?

I have a NDVI image, which I Geo-referenced in QGIS (raster). Now I have to open the image in Google Earth - how do I convert the GeoTIFF raster file to a kml file in QGIS, so that I can open the ...
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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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How do you import a .SHP into Sketch-Up?

Does anyone know how to use a .SHP in Trimble Sketch-Up? I have tried exporting to KML and CAD from QGIS, but the KML file doesn't read in Sketch-Up. Thanks! -m
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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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Importing and exporting KML into and from DashDB for Geospatial Analysis

I am a recent convert to IBM's DashDB, and I considering proposing to use it at my work. My case would greatly be bolstered if I could show good, easy integration for geospatial analytics data, namely ...
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Automatically split KML into point, line and polygon SHPs?

I have a lot of KMLs that include points, lines and polygons together, is there a way to automatically parse them into separate shapefiles (one for point, one for line, one for polygon) in QGIS or ...
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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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Google earth balloon not fully visible

When i load my KML on google earth, the balloon appears whole but when I embed on a webpage using the embedKML tool, the data in the balloon (In this case a table) appears to be cut. The close button ...
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ogr2ogr KML to SHP generates invalid file names from layer names

I have a collection of very large KML files that I'm trying to convert to .shp. I'm iterating over 200+ KML files with an average size of around 20 MB. Each KML contains multiple layers, some of which ...
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building GDAL with libKML support

I'm attempting to import a kml/kmz file generated using Google Tracks into my QGIS 2.4 system (built with GDAL 1.10). KML files currently lose all attributes, and as such I'm attempting to build GDAL ...
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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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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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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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create tracks file from points [closed]

I have a set of points (shp file, count 30) with a time/date for each record in the attribute table. These are waypoints of a bird observation. I wan't to create a KML fly over "tour" of the route ...
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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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GeoDatabase to KML Conversion

I have some US Forest Service GIS data which is a set of roads and trails an Accesss Database, also commonly referred to a GeoDatabase or a Personal GeoDatabase. Its a standard Access MDB File. From a ...
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Highlight a feature on WMS layer using OL3 + mapserver + KML

This is regarding question :- Highlight a feature on WMS layer using OL3 + mapserver We are using KML file not the POSTGIS DB. So what parameters for metadata "gml_geometries" would be there in ...
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Is geoxml3 slow when parsing large kml files?

I have 10 kml files of 10 global regions (Western Europe, North America etc etc), which I add simultaneously as overlays (Kml Layers) using the Google Maps API. This works. I'd quite like to make ...
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How do you format an OGR VRT file to best convert a CSV to KML?

I am attempting to get a nice KML for simple review of POI/geocoding from a CSV. I a using ogr2ogr and a vrt. You can see the vet file below, with two attempts to get this right. Basically, the issue ...