Is it possible to add a helicopter's video files to Google Earth or QGIS ? We have a flight path points derived from the xml file associated with the .mpg file which I envision being used to pilot the video. The .mpg files range in size 100mb to 2gb.

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    Do you want to start a video, after click on a point? If so you can use an QGIS Action, if you have a column in the point table with a filepath to the video. – Jakob Feb 11 '14 at 7:17
  • Was thinking of having the video open in a separate window in Google Earth (or QGIS) while the view correspondingly flies where the video was taken. Which "QGIS Action" are you referring to? – sirgeo Feb 11 '14 at 13:51

An action runs a command, that in your case will open a movie player in a separate window, not a window embedded in QGIS, when you click on a point.

Actions for a layer are set under Properties > Actions. Look at some of the default actions; There is a button for the default sample actions coming with QGIS.

You will need a column with the filepath to the video.

Check some of the many tutorial on the net for QGIS actions:



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  • This example using a wiki page is interesting: linfiniti.com/2012/03/… – sirgeo Feb 11 '14 at 16:12
  • Couldn't find any examples on using video just one using a wiki page which is interesting: linfiniti.com/2012/03/… – sirgeo Feb 11 '14 at 16:39
  • If it is a video, pdf, txt or what ever, it's the same procedure. Have a reference in a column to the file like D:\temp\myvideo.mpg. There is a default action call 'Open file' that you can use to compose your own video starter action. – Jakob Feb 11 '14 at 21:52

Does this QGIS plugin do something along the lines of what you are looking for?

Video UAV Tracker (sourceforge project and description)

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  • This!!!!!!!!!!! – gomapping Sep 5 '14 at 17:46

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