I would like to fetch the on-click data into QGIS and show them as the placemarks.

Basically the issue comes from i.e this website:


whereafter the on-click you are getting the local circumstances for the phenomenon.

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If, for example, I take into account, when the event start (stressed on the red), I must look for exactly the same time around the shape (which is the umbra in this case), as per below:

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The issue is time-consuming since the website doesn't provide the download option for these circumstances. On top of that, there is no option do download these on-click points as a.geojson format for example.

It put me into a difficult and tedious situation, where I have to literally draw out the whole shape manually, as per below:

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but this is not the end, as I cannot download the on-click points, as I mentioned above. Now if I want to get this shape externally, I have to redraw it in a different place. I used to do it in the ScribbleMaps, and save it as a .kml file afterward.

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Next, I could display it i.e on Google Earth.

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The same thing I can do with the QGIS if I select the Google Satellite imagery from the QuickMapServices and create the shapefile layer, where I will start drawing the shape.

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How do I get these on-click circumstances into QGIS as a layer?

More details of my problem are here: http://www.mkrgeo-blog.com/total-solar-eclipse-vizualisation-on-google-earth-part-1/


I just made it a bit quicker copying the coordinates from the pop-up window. Unfortunately the process is still far too long, as I need about 180 single points to add up on my layer:

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  • If they have this data on their map maybe try contacting them and see if they can provide you and export of it. – artwork21 Dec 23 '19 at 15:59
  • It looks like these on-click data comes from some JavaScript algorithm, calculating the circumstances based on the major phenomenon. – MKR Dec 23 '19 at 16:01
  • If you do the view-source: option into the script, you will see the circumstances for the eclipse path only, this is why I guess contact them is quite a pointless idea. – MKR Dec 23 '19 at 16:06

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