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Retrieving all towns/cities/villages within 2km of river path?

I need to find all the cities/towns/villages that are within a 2km range along a river path. So the solution I have now is to create a google custom map, and draw a polygon which will be 2km from ...
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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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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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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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1answer
80 views

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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174 views

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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65 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
77 views

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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2answers
120 views

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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68 views

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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60 views

Match bicycle routes to street lines

I have a KML layer of bicycle routes. I have street line layers. Using either ArcGIS or QGIS, how can I select the streets that correspond to the bicycle routes?
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67 views

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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38 views

automatic templates KML

I have imported several points from QGIS into Google Earth. When I click over an icon point, I get a ballon with all the attributes, OK. One of the attributes is called Text. Ok, so what if i want to ...
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Not a valid data source of kml created from image overlay by Google Earth

I did image overlay in Google Earth and saved it as kml file. But it was showing me that it is not a valid data source when add it as vector(kml) in Qgis 1.8.0. Any solutions? Thanks!
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49 views

KML file saved from KMZ missing tabular data

I saved a KML file in Google Earth from this KMZ ... https://www.rampp-team.com/documents/pennsylvania/watershed/LowerSusquehanna/lancaster_pa/Lancaster_CSLF.zip . Upon opening the KML file in QGIS, ...
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1answer
60 views

Edit KML with the mouse in QGIS: is it possible?

In google maps, and more recently in Google Maps Engine Lite, you can create a Track/LineString by clicking with the mouse along a route, delete some intermediate point, drag the midpoint of a segment ...
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65 views

QGIS and usage of ExportToKML()

I am trying to dump to a csv file the geometry (and attributes) of a shapefile, including a KML dump (using a python script as described in shp-to-csv) but I am unable to get the correct coordinates ...
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shp2kml license expired, looking for free solution

So I work for a small African non-profit. I do all the GIS and data work. Most of the layers I create, I convert to kml layers so my boss can then use them quickly and easily in Google Earth. But now ...
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2answers
81 views

How do I make shapefiles that I converted from .KML appear in QGIS?

I have created shapefiles from Google Earth but they do not show in QGIS, whereas in ArcGIS they do. I have made sure they are at the top of the layers, not transparent and also I have changed their ...
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QGIS (getting 2 images into kml popup for each point)

I've got a csv file with some points with attributes. 2 of the fields reference a .jpg file which are in the same folder as the csv file. Using QGIS, how do I export a kml so that the popup in ...
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106 views

trouble installing the qgis2kml plugin (or, how to install plugins not available in the Plugin Manager from source)

I'm trying to install the qgis2kml plugin for qgis. Its not showing up in the Plugin Manager search and the only qgis "repositories" I can find are websites for downloading source code. Which is ...
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108 views

export from .shp to .gpx and .kml fails

I've just upgraded to QGIS Dufour and I am having some problems with the exportation of a simple track from .shp to .gpx and .kml format. I imported from mi smartphone a .gpx track (SR WGS84 ...
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68 views

kml to shp including a field attribute as name/description (using 2.1.0 Durfour)

I have the Durfour version at my disposal. I captured some data in Google Earth, converted it to .shp, made some revision (e.g. added consecutive numbering) and would like to convert it back into ...
3
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1answer
118 views

QGis: Difference between Mac OSx and Windows

i try to import a KML-Placemark file with QGIS (--> Add Vectorlayer, UTF-8). When i import the File with my Mac (OS 10.6) i don´t have any problems viewing all the attributes stored in the KML-File ...
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1answer
265 views

KML in QGis with additional Data [closed]

i´ve developed a android app that extracts the exif-information of a photo and creates a KML-file (Placemark) - some additional information like camera-type, focal length,... are stored in the tag ...
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214 views

Change kml tag structure [closed]

I am working on google-maps kml. I have several shapefiles and using QGIS i have converted it to kml files. When i export the kml (save as kml in Qgis). It contains tag like <SimpleData ...
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1answer
105 views

Line calculation from KML file

I am a beginner in QGIS 2 and Mac OSx Mountain Lion I need to get line length in meters for different gps waypoints. 1 I import kml file to create a new vector shape (this works fine). The projection ...
2
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1answer
197 views

KML to shape QGIS conversion [duplicate]

I am trying to import a KML file to QGIS. The KML source file is about 15mb is comprised of polygons with attribute data. The KML imports fine and polygons display but the attribute data is unreadable ...
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1answer
137 views

Can QGIS Sextante or ArcGIS ModelBuilder batch extract vertices from KML polygons and calculate coordinates

I want to know how to extract the vertices of any KML polygon and also calculate the co-ordinates of such vertices in Degree Decimal format. I am looking at a batch process. Can we use the QGIS ...
2
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1answer
366 views

Exporting geographic coordinates in QGis as projected (flat) coordinates

I've created some polygons with Google Earth which I'd like to convert to my flat map's coordinate system. I've loaded a few shapefiles into QGis of a county's roads, parcels, etc. The coordinate ...
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1answer
145 views

Bring trails onto a Garmin nuvi GPS

I seem to be having a lot of trouble uploading Utah Trails onto my nuvi 50 GPS. Is it not possible? The Black hills national forest has a img file that is able to be loaded onto the GPS, but the ...
3
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1answer
2k views

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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113 views

Convert shape file to KML on QGIS

I want to convert a shapefile to a kml using QGIS. When I do it, the output I obtain is without atributtes. And I want a similar product as it is provided by shape2kml of zonum solutions. Thanks in ...
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263 views

Extrude Shapefile to KML based on field value

I would like to extrude shapefile polygons to a KML based on a value stored in the attribute table. I am hoping to do this using open source software (QGIS, FWTools, GDAL, etc.). I looked at ogr2ogr ...
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1answer
473 views

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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How to convert KML (Google Latitude) to SHP on Linux?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...
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120 views

How to change delimiter in attribute table of QGIS?

I have imported a .kml file into QGIS, and the data is all shoved together into a single field like this: Fine, it's pipe delimited - easy to change the delimiter like in LibreOffice calc imports I ...
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1answer
341 views

Changing symbology/color in kml when exported from arcGIS/QGIS [closed]

I have marked some points and used symbology in ArcGIS/QGIS... when I export the file to kml, the color/symbology changes and only single color/symbol remains. Is there any possible way that the ...
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132 views

How do I stop polygons from a .kml layer disappearing as I zoom in on the layer?

I am relatively new to GIS stuff and have a query about .kml files in QGIS. I have downloaded the .kml filefrom ...
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Why can I only see a default list of KML attributes in attribute table?

I converted a shapefile to kml using ogr2ogr. Glancing at the output, it looks correct -- it has a <Schema ...> and each <ExtendedData> references the schema (I uploaded a snippet here). ...
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3answers
475 views

How to create one KML per polygon (from one Shapefile)?

I have a shapefile containing hundreds of polygons. I need to create a kml of each of the polygon. Is there any way that I may not have to deal each polygon individually and my polygon file may give ...
5
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1answer
1k views

How to get labels to diplay in Google Earth after saving to KML?

When saving a QGIS layer as kml, is it possible to have labels be displayed when opened in Google Earth?
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1answer
549 views

How to keep layer style/symbology when saving as KML?

When saving as a kml, is it possible to keep the style of the QGIS layer? I have tried a couple plugins that have been mentioned on here: qgis2kml ('format not yet supported') and qgis2google2 ...
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KML (KMZ) to layer including all attributes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert KML to shapefile without losing attributes? This question is here in many variations but though I went through it I still don't have any good solution how ...
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1answer
2k views

How to export shp to kml?

I already browsed your FAQs, and could not come up with a good answer, I am trying to export shp files to kml to be placed on Google Earth. On a previous version of QGIS it was as simple as right ...
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Editing a KML file or converting KML to Editable format with attributes

I'm using QGIS. I'm trying to either edit a .kml file someone else created in Google Earth or convert it to another editable format (like a .shp file). I've read the following threads without really ...
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1answer
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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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Importing KML in QGIS - what are all the node elements that QGIS looks for other than Name and Description?

Of all elements given at (ref: http://service.kmlvalidator.com/ets/ogc-kml/2.2/) only Name and Description seem to be recognized on importing KML using QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa. I would like to know if this ...