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

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Would like map to be divided by region and for it to cluster markers, based on zoom level, using Google Maps Engine?

I am more of an GIS analyst than a developer and I do not have any Java / HTML coding experience. I was hoping that I could get through this using the Google Maps Engine documentation but it has ...
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Google Earth does not display full ground overlay image

I have the problem that my ground overlays in Google Earth are cut off at the Northern half. But I cannot see any issue with the kml-file. My kml file is this one: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Import KML to PostGIS

I am looking for a way to import my data from KML (example below) to PostGIS database. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" ...
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How to calculate kml LatLonBox from corner coordinates?

I have corner coordinates for my image upperleft lat/lon 80.5434057263 -35.6660101669 lowerleft lat/lon 74.8586568503 -16.5889844463 upperright lat/lon 83.3580195158 16.0865335458 lowerright ...
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How to create a googlemaps marker from kml file information

To clearify: I tracked myself via my google account... exported the location history to an xml file. Now I try to extract the coords from a particular time and location but the format confuses me ( ...
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How do I display GroundOverlays in OpenLayers 3 (from a KML)?

The back-end I'm working with serves KMLs in the following format (data is stripped for confidentiality): <?xml ...> <kml ...> <Document> <open>1</open> ...
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converting into .kmz with legend

How to display the legend in kmz or kml file. I am trying to do so in conversion tool of Arc GIS but while exporting it to Google earth it is not showing the legend.
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How to export two related layers to KML with multigeometry using QGIS?

From QGIS, I would like to create a KML file, for GoogleEarth, which contains multigeometry in that KML file. By example: consider two layers in QGIS -- the first layer contains polygons, and the ...
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KML Time Stamp With UTC Conversion Not Working

So I have a KML Placemark with a <when> tag in it that has the dateTime that I want, however when I load it into google earth, the <when> tag disappears. Here is my code: <?xml ...
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Google Tracks convert kml to shape and preserve attributes

I've been attempting to convert a Google Tracks kmz file to an ESRI shapefile using the GDAL and libkml(http://www.gdal.org/drv_libkml.html) which I built on my Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) system. The kml ...
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Importing kml google earth polygons to QGIS

I've created some polygons in google earth, saved it to kml and then I loaded these files into QGIS. The problem seems to be the projection, these polygons are slightly out of the place. I've tried ...
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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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Google earth plug in loading old ground overlay

Im having a problem were i have updated Groundoverlay images and the links, but the plug in is either showing the old overlays or just greyed out, when viewed on my PC I know the coding is ok as is i ...
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Creating an online form with intergrated google maps

Not sure if anyone can help, but i am looking at creating an online form that includes a map (google or something similar) where the user can draw a poly and when the user hits submit, i get all the ...
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Import export KML Layers in Flex Viewer

Hi I had a request from a peer for a KML import/export for the ArcGIS Flex Viewer. I could not find much except for a KML Importer widget that no longer works for flex viewer (stopped at 2.5). Is ...
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Error Exporting ArcMap Feature to KML, Retain Attached Photo

I have a set of point features in an ArcGIS file geodatabase. I have attached a photo to one of the points, using the built-in tools 'enable attachments' and 'add attachment'. The photo is stored on ...
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ogr2ogr export to KML from SQLite, when using SELECT for fields Linestrings are lost

I'm using: ogr2ogr -sql "SELECT * FROM 'trails_utm_utf8' ORDER BY name ASC" -f KML trails.kml trails_utm_utf8.sqlite -s_srs EPSG:900913 -t_srs EPSG:4326 to reorder, re-project and export to KML ...
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Windows script/application to convert GPX to KML?

OSRM seems to have everything I need to draw bicycle routes, but it only exports routes as GPX while the smartphone application I use only supports KML. Does someone know if there's a Windows script ...
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How to define KML Name element when using QgsVectorFileWriter?

I am trying to use QgsVectorFileWriter to write a kml file from an active layer in QGIS, but cannot figure out how to define the KML Name element (called NameField in the QGIS save-as GUI) to ...
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How do I preserve measurement between QGIS and Google Earth?

Wondering if anyone has found a way around this: I am having issues when importing shp files into Google Earth. I need reasonably accurate measurement data and my measurements change significantly ...
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How to get lat/long of all adresses inside a polygon in google map?

I have several polygon shapes inside a City in Germany. I need to generate Point data of houses inside those Polygons. It is very time consuming to add all the building Locations manually. I am ...
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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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Add kml file with associated png images as openlayer layer

I have private sonar data in kmz format, and can easily produce more. I understand that OpenLayers cannot use kmz files, so my question is if it can handle the uncompressed kml file with all the png ...
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Can someone explain the use of relative paths with KMZ and KML files?

I am saving a map to KML from ArcMap, which creates a KMZ file. In the attribute table of one of the shapefiles, in this case soil borings, I have entered a typical "<href XXX </a>" ...
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Convert KML to an Attribute table

So I was wondering if it's possible to convert the KML files to an CSV attribute table (of those geometric features). So I've found this code that converts the KML to CSV, but really just prints the ...
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Loading KML WMS Network Link through Google Earth API

I'm trying to add a KML network link with the Google Earth API using the same function that I have used for regular KMLs and KMZs. Sources suggest to create a KML with a "Ground Overlay" to connect to ...
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Excel Macro to KML using VBA Loop

I am trying to write a VBA loop which will turn a list of addresses and their corresponding Lat Long coordinates in to a KML file for viewing in Google Earth. I have managed to get the opening and ...
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KML Layers suddently not appearing on embedded Google map

I have an embedded map on: http://wtc.army.mil/modules/family%20and%20caregivers/sfacMap.html I am receiving the error below in different forms related to the session id/token trailing after the ...
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KML, OpenLayers: attribute imported as string rather than number

I apologize for what is, I'm sure, a very village-idiot question, but I think my question is simply too dumb for the answers I've found on this subject. I've used QGIS to save a shapefile (.shp) file ...
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How can I efficiently divide a KML file by area, while using ogr2ogr?

I have a work process which uses an ogr2ogr text command to convert a MapInfo TAB file to a KML file. I'm very pleased with this because it maintains the original symbology (a simple 2 colour system ...
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Dot density inside polygon (kml co-ordinates)

I have a kmz url(its not in local), which has so many polygons in it. Which contains co-ordinates something like: <LinearRing> <coordinates>138.878021,-34.971903,0.0 ...
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Merge KML layers into one

Using data exported from Google Earth I ma trying to plot restaurants over a large area. To collect all the data for the area I had to use several searches in Google Earth and these are shown when ...
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Can't save map with different projection in QGIS

I'm using QGIS 2.4 and am opening a shapefile I downloaded (specifically from: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/110m/physical/ne_110m_coastline.zip). What I ...
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Any idea how to export multiple KML files from one SHP layer?

When exporting one KML, it's exceeding the Google Fusion Table's max limit of 100mb per upload. Fusion Tables however lets users merge more than one KML for a merged max size of 250mb. Any idea how to ...
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Handling KML/CSV with geopandas - DriverError: unsupported driver: u'CSV'

I'm trying to import a dataset of UK postcode districts UK postcode districts from Google Fusion tables into geopandas with the aim of splicing it to a dataset of house prices. The problem is that ...
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Create Polygon with inner polygons from KML or Shapefiles?

I am creating a windows forms application and I want to create a polygon from a KML or Shapefile as a layer on top of a Google Satellite map. Today I am using GMap.NET that got an polygon object but ...
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Good KML conversion program [duplicate]

I recently used the GPSlogger app and created KML files from my routes. I haven't been able to successfully convert them to shape files. Does anyone know a good downloadable program that converts ...
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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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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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kml does not overlay correctly in QGIS

In QGIS, when I insert a kml contour that was created in Google Earth, it appears misaligned in respect to all the other layers. Note in this image how the red contour is moved upwards with respect ...
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ArcGIS API for Javascript: Time Aware KML Animation

I am using ArcGIS API for Javascript. I would like to know how to animate a KML file with time-aware ground overlays using the built-in time slider?
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Converting KML To Layer using ArcPy losing objects?

I am trying to a convert kml file to a layer using python. This is my code: import arcpy arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion('C:\kml\\result.kml', 'C:\kml', 'result') But the layer has lost a lot of ...
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How to remove popup window from KML layer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript for creating a map. I have added some CSV and KML layers to the map. Now the KML is colored base layer(different colored for country) on the map and CSV is ...
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Converting shapefile to KML using JavaScript or PHP?

My client needs to generate maps from shapefiles. Through my initial search, I came to know that we need to convert shapefiles to .kml then we can generate maps from google maps. So I searched for a ...
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QGIS create raster from cadastre (property lot data) polygon

I have a cadastre (property lots) polygon dataset of a region. Have used rule-base style in QGIS to show different groups of properties in the dataset classified based on their property lot size (ie. ...
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Unable to save to in Geojson format with the correct projection

I have a shape file (Polygon) in Qgis that I wish to save in Geojson in order to display it with the mapbox javascript api. Original projection is in POSGAR 97 My issue is that it does not reproject ...
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Serializing features as KML after modification?

I'm trying to serialize features (polygons) as KML after they have been edited via the modify control. Serializing them w/o edits works perfectly. The problem I'm having is the modify process seems ...
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QGIS 2.4 Not Importing ExtendedData from Self-Exported KML

I've been scouring the internet for the past few hours, and I just can't seem to figure it out! Is it just me? I am using Quantum GIS 2.4.0-Chugiak. Here are my simple steps: 1) I create a new ...
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How to pass an argument to an event function in OpenLayers?

I am loading to my map two KML layers for which I add a quasi-similar featuresadded event : layerICPE = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector( "ICPE (Installations Classées pour la Protection de ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.