Does anyone know if there is a plugin for QGIS that will export features to Google Earth similar to the one for MapInfo?

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Select the features, right click on the layer, "Save selection as"-> *.kml

  • Thanks, is there any way to export it directly to google earth. e.g so it opens and zooms to it straight away?
    – Alan Carr
    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:02
  • I'm not sure about what you need to do, but in QGIS, you can put Google Maps inside QGIS directly using the Openlayers plugin. Sep 6, 2012 at 8:36
  • To be precise, in QGIS 2.14.8: select features --> right-click layer --> "save as", choose KML, choose CRS WGS84 (EPSG 4326), choose "Save only selected features", choose the wanted field for name and description within GE.
    – aae
    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:15

This is also quite cool, if 'save as kml' isn't rich enough for your needs. Worth watching the video also, gives a good precis of what it does: http://gis-lab.info/qa/qgis2google-eng.html

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