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I often need to know the road names within a given buffer of a polygon. Is it possible to create a KML that would stick a push pin in the roads and list the name so I could see them all in a drop down menu? I am new to GIS data manipulation.

  • Are you wanting this to be static or dynamic? – MaryBeth Jan 21 '16 at 13:56
  • Thanks for your reply Marybeth. I need it to be dynamic. – Melissa Jan 23 '16 at 3:30
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It is possible. But it's not as easy as performing a query in Google Earth/Maps.

You will need a dataset of Street Data. I recommend using Open Street Map data See this Q&A on downloading OSM data.

From that download, you will need to work on the KML. Depending on whether you are working on a static map or a dynamic map, will determine what direction you take with your KML code.

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