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Google's virtual globe application that allows users to view 3D buildings, imagery, terrain, any other information stored in KML files.

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How to rotate countries in QGIS / Google Earth without losing the correct scale

I'm trying to re-arrange countries using QGIS and Google Earth to get an idea of what the world would look like with a different arrangement. I have a dataset in QGIS which gives me the 250-odd ...
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How do I view KML network layers or WMS layers on mobile?

I want to view live layers (KML Network or WMS) on the phone. Google Earth application is very useful and advantageous for me and my team. But I guess Google Earth doesn't support live layers. Do I ...
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Map glitches on Google Earth

I and a colleague are currently working on a project through Google Earth whereby we are investigating the discrepancies of tonalities or glitches within landscapes. Being real novices, however, we ...
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Converting .GXT coordinates to .KML (Google Earth) coordinates

I have a .gxt file that I need to convert to .kml. This is what .gxt file looks like inside: [FormatInfo] format_ver=2 [GeoMain] ntc_id=1 adm=G sat_name=APSTAR-6D long_nom=134.00 n_diag=1 [COHeader] ...
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How do I control exporting a shapefile to KML by a specific attribute?

I am working in QGIS with a very large file - over 10,000 records, sorted into 1100+ groupings. It needs to be exported to KML and display in Google Earth - I'm using MMGIS to do this. I would like it ...
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Extracting metadata from Google Earth

How do I extract metadata from Google Earth? I downloaded the satellite image from Google Earth Pro. The data I want to know is that the date, resolution, and the server from which the image was taken ...
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Google Earth Engine - Checkboxes to filter data layers [closed]

Say I have 9 data layers, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3. I want to have two sections on a ui.Panel with 3 ui.Checkboxes each for the user to select either A, B, C and then 1, 2, 3. Then they hit ...
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Flight visualization in QGIS

In the CSV file I have accurate data on location, altitude, and time. In Google Earth point by point I manage to create the following visualization, is it possible to create the same visualization in ...
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Viewing KML/KMZ file within web browser

We work with people that need to view large KML files, but they cannot install Google Earth or any other desktop software. We have tried using earth.google.com, but it does not handle all of the ...
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Adding cities and roads to Google Earth satellite connection in QGIS

I've setup an XYZ connection with Google Earth satellite link, but I can't see cities, towns, or roads in QGIS. How to show them?
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Modifying Google Earth ground overlay visibility?

Background: Using Google Earth Pro version 7.3.4.8248 I would like to control the visibility of several ground overlays. That is, the overlays would turn on and off as the viewer zooms in and out. ...
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Google Earth Client: Where are the local placemark icons stored?

While working in Google Earth on computer disconnected from the internet, I created a few placemarks, with some of the built-in icons. I saved the layers to a KML file. When I opened the KML file, I ...
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How to add Google Earth Engine data to Google Earth

I just found out about the Google Earth Engine Catalogue and there are a few datasets that I want to take a look at. Is there an easy way to display some of these datasets in my desktop version of ...
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How to extract elevation data from historical imagery in Google Earth?

I am trying to estimate landslide debris volume. The commonly used technique is to create a pre-event DEM and a Post-event DEM, and subtract them. This process involves buying stereopair imagery and ...
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KMZ file with image overlay - how to show on a website with Google Maps

I have this image that contains map of an area, housing society to be exact, and I have successfully overlay it on Google Earth, my computer on anywhere else offline. Then I saved this place as a .kmz ...
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QGIS: Exporting as KML with split vector layer retains all attribute and filepath information visible in Google Earth

I am trying to export features to a KML file so field technicians can view the data via Google Earth since not everyone can operate QGIS and its a bit more user friendly when they just need to be able ...
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How to delete polygon points in Google Earth web app?

I’m using Google Earth web app, because I can’t see how to create a publicly shareable link to a project created from a KML file and uploaded to Google Earth. When I draw a rough polygon, and then I ...
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How to share KML-edited Google Earth project?

I began a Google Earth project on the their web app (https://earth.google.com/web/). I drew a polygon, and I got frustrated with the slowness and inaccuracy of the web interface. So I downloaded the ...
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Browsing specific day of specific year using Google Earth

Is Google Earth capable of showing the map of the world on a certain day of a year like on July 21, 2010?
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How to view large data in Google Earth Pro?

I have a dataset with 32,000 location points and I need to view all the points in Google Earth Pro (v. 7.3.4.8248; 64-bit) at the same time. I have tried exporting my data (from R) as a KML and as a ...
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Show Google image date on map

I am using QGIS 3.22.1. I have added a Google satellite image to my project using XYZ tiles. How can I get the date of the image on the print layout? I use the following to set the date in a label ...
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Get Google Earth Engine optical image dataset tag/string from given latitude and longitude

Say I'm looking at a place in Google Earth around 34.732530, -86.586623, around Huntsville AL. How can I easily find a google-earth-engine dataset that has the EO imagery for what I'm seeing? There ...
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Finding missing dog using Google Earth [closed]

I know this isn't the place to ask, but I need help to find my dog. I was wondering if there was anyway to possible track which way he left or what happened to him. He has severe separation anxiety ...
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After converting ArcMap shapefiles to KML files Google Earth display labels wrong

I've been using Google Earth to display my data for many years, but the past few months I have noticed reoccurring problems. I set up my table to display certain columns, select the correct labels. ...
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Google Earth: is there a way to create a KML with scale-dependent visibility?

I have a KML file of a number of polygon features. However, I would only like them to be visible above a certain distance from the ground when viewing in Google Earth, so effectively setting scale-...
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Loading KML file in Google Earth that is too heavy to be opened directly: Is possible to be made a local KML or HTML file that emulates a WMS link?

I am trying to download a public layer because I have too many internet problems where I live now. I was previously working with this layer named "SEC_DistroTM" on Google Earth through an &...
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Use GNSS of Win 10 Tablet to show live position in Google Earth Pro

I want to use the GNSS signal of my Windows 10 tablet (Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2) to show my live position in Google Earth Pro while working in the field. The map data of the area is available offline ...
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Download online a public WMS layer as a Google Earth KML/KMZ that works without connection?

Are there any website online-converters to upload a WMS layer URL and convert it on a KMZ/KML file that works without internet connection? I am working with a specific WMS layers loading them to ...
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Add places in a KML file to an existing Google Earth project

I have a Google Earth project with some placemarks and a KML file with grid boxes. I need to import the boxes in the KML file to the project and add more placemarks to it. I cannot figure out a way to ...
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Matching Google Earth with Bathymetry and LiDAR - can't figure out CRS transformations

I'm using Environment Agency SurfZone Digital Elevation Model 2019 which is EPSG:27700. It aligns with the OS Light 27700 layer and local Bathymetry. However, I'd also like to use Google Maps/Hybrid ...
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How to export a grid layer to google earth as boxes

I have a grid made using MMQGIS which I want to label box-wise (custom and non-consecutively) and export to kml to use in Google Earth using the same labelled boxes. If I export kml normally I get ...
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Mapleaflet- Latitude and longitudes are properly not getting plotted

I am using Leaflet (Mplleaflet) to plot and display a simple polygon of an area on a map. I took the points, correctly, from Google Earth but it is not plotting the coordinates on the city of Kolkata ...
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Render 3d view using EarthEngine using parameters like in EarthStudio to simulate real environments

In Google Earth Studio, it is possible to create animations on Google Earth using 3d imagery using the following parameters: latitude, longitude, altitude as well as camera pan and tilt. This means ...
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Can I create .las or .laz files from .hgt, .tiff, .gpx/kml or .asc files?

I have got into a golf simulator game and want to recreate my home course. Problem here is that the only import way for height information is a LAZ or LAS file. So I am looking for a way to work ...
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Showing only outlines of places imported from shapefile (*.shp)

I am trying to view lot lines (in Google Earth). My county makes available as a shapefile (*.shp) which shows all the parcels in the county. I do File-> Import (and select the *.shp file), ...
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Add custom texture to an extruded polygon face in Google Earth Pro

I am trying to add a custom texture (.png or .jpeg) to the face of an extruded polygon (in this case a retaining wall) in Google Earth Pro. I have done this easily with a point file and .png with ...
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Elevation profile that takes into account earth's curvature

My class doing some experiments with push to talk radios and line of sight. Google Earth Pro has an option that displays the elevation profile between two points (really cool btw), but I'd really love ...
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SAD69 (Brazil) Coordinates and Converting to Latitude and Longitude

I have a coordinates that I would like to plot on Google Earth. The coordinates I have appear to be in SAD69, a Brazilian projection. I need to convert them to latitude and longitude. I tried ...
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Is it possible to extract amenity shapefiles using a Google API?

Is it possible to extract shapefiles by amenity using a Google API, similar to the way you can extract shapefiles using OpenStreetMaps/Overpass Turbo? I have had some accuracy issues using the OSM ...
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Image Stacking showing is stacking all the bands in the whole image collection instead of images in the filtered image collection date

I have created my image collection of 36 images and I have mapped the NDVI function over it. I created a stacked image and assigned the kNDVI band to the image. However, it is showing 865 bands ...
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Writing code to count features in Google Earth Pro

Imagine we have multiple distinct features on Google Earth Pro that are visible across a large area for a certain image date. Is it possible to write code (in which program I do not know) that will ...
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How does one geocode 2 points with same Lat-Long but different heights?

I am working with Ground-Based SAR (radar) data. My task is to geocode the image. I am new to Geocoding. I was reading through various geocoding approaches that explain how to convert latitude, ...
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Integrating Google Earth 3D globe in website

I want to integrate a 3D globe like Google Earth in my website. Is there any API or plugin available to integrate Google Earth in website? I searched a lot for API but did not find any useful links.
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Output of 3D Symbology or 3D Objects to KML

I have tried various options and I am not able to find out how to export 3D Symbols out to KML if it can be done! I have tried 3D Models in dae, tried 3D Primitives such as Spheres, Cubes, etc. Can ...
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Google Earth Engine: Extracting pixel values for list of coordinates, only on specific days for each

So, I'm brand new to Google Earth Engine, and I've been trying for a while now to get my head around it. I'm aware of the limitations with iteration and the need to instead use the map() function, and ...
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Coherency measurement using Sentinel data on Google Earth Engine

I am new to GEE. I want to implement the following equation shown in fig on GEE using Sentinel 1 two images. The first Sentinel 1 image amplitude is |u1| and the secondary image amplitude is |u2|, and ...
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Select a group of Placemarks graphically?

Is it possible to select a group of Placemarks graphically in Google Earth? Referring to the attached image, I would like to do lasso on one of these groups (indicated by the polygon)
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Obtain clear and recent image from Earth Engine

How can I obtain images as clear as the default Earth Engine map satellite view for analysis of a given area? I am implementing a project to monitor a transmission line corridor using earth engine and ...
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Formatting coordinates from Google Earth georeferencing for projection on QGIS

I have XY data from a .csv sheet without any metadata. Presuming WGS84 or UTM CRS, the points won't display correctly on a Google Earth basemap with QGIS when imported as XY data points. My data was ...
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How make polygons/tracks and their labels permanently displayed

I want to know if there is a way to edit a KML file so that it, and its labels, are always displayed. For example, I create a polygon or points file in GoogleEarth (pro), then I save it as a KML. When ...
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