I have a vector file with contours which i am interested to export it as kmz to google earth with labels similar to the ones QGIS labeling function produces. However I read that Google earth does not offer such function and renaming each contour to the corresponding elevation through NameField is not enough for this case i work on. Is there any work around to this issue?

"This is a known limit. Google Earth only displays labels for point features (placemarks). To display labels for line or polygon features in Google Earth, midpoints or centroids for those feature classes must be created as a point layer in ArcMap and imported as a separate layer to Google Earth."

Reference: https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000012154

  • Depending on the number of contour lines you have, you could export single heights separately to kml and then put them all together in Google Earth into a kmz, giving each height a different colour.
    – Erik
    Jan 14, 2019 at 9:54
  • @Erik am afraid that the range of the contours vries between 0 to 1000m with a step of 10 meters. However i am not interested into coloring the contours but labeling them
    – Pand
    Jan 14, 2019 at 10:06
  • From a cartographic point of view it is nonsense to represent the range from 0 to 1000 m using 10m steps. That said, do you have a concept on how ofter you want to repeat the labels?
    – Erik
    Jan 14, 2019 at 10:11
  • @ERIK due to the fact the slopes are very mild it make sense to this spesific project i work on. When you say how often i assume you mean on the same contour, if that is the case every 500 meters along the length of the contour it is quite good for what i want, otherwhise if the contour is less than 500 meters then just a signle time
    – Pand
    Jan 14, 2019 at 11:02


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