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

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Converting raster presented in KML to polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have spent quite a lot of time Googling which brought me many places including this site, but I haven't found the resolution. I have a KML that presents a PNG. Radio Mobile generated the files and ...
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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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Any way to view/create/edit Google My Maps KML files on Android?

I have two large (several hundred features) maps created by Google My Maps that I use for my field research. They contain important information required by the field crew for their work on site. ...
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Selecting Untitled polygons in Google Earth

I have an area where I'm trying to mark some polygons in it and under temporary places folder they were adding as shown below. Now how do I select some of the polygons and move them to different ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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> ...
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QGIS exporting attributes in a KML file

Here is what I am doing: Create a layer by uploading a shape file into QGIS Select Attributes of that file Export selected attributes with the "save only selected features" check box when I save the ...
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How to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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Where to find Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) KML data?

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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Openstreetmap routes to kml?

Is there a way to export Openstreetmap public transport routes to kml/kmz? So you can view the routes in Google earth.
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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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How to read multilinestring with geotool

I tried to upload a valid KML file with one placemarker having multilinestring. Google my map was not able to upload this KML file. I know MultiLineString tag support is depreciated but somehow is ...
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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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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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Shapefile to KML Conversion Problems in QGIS 2.6.1 on Mac

I am currently using QGIS 2.6.1 on a Mac with OS 10.9.5. I am trying to export a shapefile using QGIS to KML format. I am having success with the export but the data is skewed halfway across the ...
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Order of KML Layers in Google Maps API V3

I'm working on a website that when finished will allow the user to turn on and off a number of different KML layers using checkboxes, the layers are parsed through geoXML3 and I want to know how to ...
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Reprojecting vector layer from EPSG 3857 to 4326

based on examples from: http://acanimal.github.io/thebookofopenlayers3/chapter03_10_reading_writing_features.html http://acanimal.github.io/thebookofopenlayers3/chapter07_07_editing_features.html I ...
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How to adjust KML files so that they display properly in Google Earth, ArcGIS Desktop & ArcGIS Online?

The students in one of our labs have been cranking out daily satellite derived Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll maps for a few years. They are published for public consumption and we have been ...
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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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how to parse a 3D dxf to kml

How can I parse a 3D dxf to a kml file? I'm looking for an answer that could point me to suitable references. The DXF is pasted below: 0 SECTION 2 HEADER 9 $ACADVER 1 AC1006 9 $UCSORG ...
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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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Fusion Tables - create line features from excel import

I am importing an xlsx document which has start xy and end xy for lines in to a fusion table for mapping. Creating the point features is easy. The documentation says that I need to create a kml for ...
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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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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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regionating vector data for use in Google Earth

Does anybody know of free/open source tools to regionate vector (kml) data, like the regionate tool in Google Earth Pro (see http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=175007)? I ...
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Bulk SHP/KML Processing Tools

I need to accomplish two things in bulk: Convert SHP to KML Modify the fill and outline color and opacity either of SHP or KML files What tools can you recommend for these two tasks? I've tried ...
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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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2GB .KMZ file wont't open

Not sure if I'm asking the right question. Never used Google Earth Pro before, but I have a 2GB KMZ file and I can't open it. Is there a way to break it down further or is there a limit to how large a ...
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Length difference between Google Earth and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have drawn a complex path with multiple vertices in Google Earth (GE) Pro and its measurement property is shown as being 2,460 nm. It is located East of Australia. If i import this KML into ArcGIS ...
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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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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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KML To Automobile GPS

I've created a bunch of Placemarks and have them in a kml file. Is there a way to get this into the GPS of a car?
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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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I converted a KML file into a PostGIS db using ogr2ogr. How do I publish all the tables as seperate layers?

As the title says I converted/imported a KML file into my PostGIS database using the ogr2ogr command. Now I am trying to publish each table as a seperate layer onto a GeoServer. I know about cURL, but ...
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Extracting wind turbines from particular area in Google Earth Pro using KML?

I have tried a lot for extracting the wind turbines present in a area using Google Earth Pro? But i couldn't get it. Please help me out with kml code for extracting the wind turbines present in a ...
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KML data created in QGIS loses attributes in Google MyMaps

Here's the problem and solution. My question is, is there a QGIS patch to fix it so I don't have to text edit kml files? Essentially, the QGIS export uses a SimpleData tag to define columns which ...
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How to center the map to a KML placemark with OpenLayers 3?

I'm using OpenLayers 3 to display my KML layer on the map. My KML contains two placemarks, one contains a linestring of waypoints and the second one is a point, like this: <kml ...
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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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Alternative to Google Earth to edit and organize KML files

I like the way Google Earth displays KML as a "scene graph", that is, a tree structure in the left panel. This allows you to rearrange features in folders, change layer order, etc. via drag-and-drop. ...
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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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Converting Historical Railroad Systems Data from KML?

I'm writing a paper for an undergraduate economic history class and I'm interested in North American railways in the 1800's. I've found historical GIS data for the period here. The railroad data are ...
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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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Extracting the contents of a Google-KML file

I finally found all the datasets I could possibly need from http://globe.six.nsw.gov.au/ ...but a few hours later I'm not sure if it's possible to access this data into QGIS. I've tried MapWindow ...
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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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kml to FeatureClass

I'm new to ARC, and am trying to create a tool to fetch KML for sources and import to the central arcserver database. I see that there is a the kml to lyr tool, but it creates a personal sde. Is ...
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How to create a 500m Regular Grid for KML input area?

I am hoping to create a point grid over the city of Edmonton. My workflow is: Import a KML of Edmonton neighborhoods from here Save the layer as a SHP Delete the layer and load the SHP Define the ...
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Esri Android Basemap with kml

I created a kml using the kmllayer. When I set the map with a basemap and use the addLayer() method the kml is not shown. I can see the kml layer without a basemap. Can someone post sample code on ...
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Toggling Layers using CartoDB

Does anyone have ideas or know how one might be able to use CartoDB to create a map that one can toggle the individual features within a KML file, as currently happens on this map? I want my users ...