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Spatial resolution of Google Earth Imagery

The resolution of imagery in Google Earth varies depending on the source of the data. When you zoom out, you will see the nice, pretty global coverage produced from a mosaic of many Landsat scenes, ...
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Where are the oil platforms in Google Earth?

You can not see oil platforms in oceans because Google Earth shows the underwater terrain (bathymetry). In ocean area you see the seafloor. In land or coast area you see an aerial or satellite image.
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Fetching the on-click data from the website into QGIS

Demo: SOLUTION: This is a two-step solution, Step 1: Browser (JavaScript). It copies the popup text to the clipboard. Step 2: QGIS (Python). It gets the text from the clipboard, parses to obtain ...
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Where are the oil platforms in Google Earth?

As Jens said, Google Earth doesn't show you satellite or aerial images for ocean areas. However, the European Space Agency provides global imagery from its Sentinel 2 mission, which covers the oceans ...
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Why do zones differ for WGS84 UTM in Google Earth Pro vs. in QGIS 3.4?

There are 60 UTM Zones, each 6 degrees wide (about 700km at the equator), and stretching from 84 degrees North to 80 degrees South (the poles are reference with the Universal Polar Stereographic grid ...
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Drawing circle in Google Earth around point?

Pro tip... use the measuring tool to draw circles! Google Earth Pro's drawing tools do not include an easy way to draw accurate circles. But, the ruler/measuring tool does let you measure circular ...
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Fetching the on-click data from the website into QGIS

EDIT : see https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/409403/93097 for an updated answer with an other website data, after NASA Eclipse website closing. Here my solution, entirely in QGIS (version >= 3.14, ...
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Which point of elevation level from Google earth is referring to?

As documented on https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/elevation/start The Elevation API provides elevation data for all locations on the surface of the earth, including depth locations on ...
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Changing Opacity of Vector layer in Google Earth Engine

It works like this: var shown = true; // true or false, 1 or 0 var opacity = 0.5; // number [0-1] var nameLayer = 'map'; // string var visParams = {color: 'red'}; // dictionary: Map.addLayer(...
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Adding text and legend to image collection animation in Earth Engine

Yes, you can do this. The trick is that all overlays such as text and the gradient bar need to be in the ee.Image format. Gennadii Donchyts has developed modules to achieve this. Once you have the ...
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Spatial resolution of Google Earth Imagery

Maybe is to late to answer the specific question, but I hope that will help someone else: To identify a platform the historical imagery of Google Earth (GE): Turn ON Layers -> More -> SPOT Image OR ...
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Saving shp polygon from Google Earth

There is no export to shapefile via Google Earth. These steps when using the Google Earth web version: Once you are in the project section, you can click on the three vertical dots and then export ...
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How do I combine layers in Google Maps?

As far as I'm aware, No there is no such feature that performs the actions you are specifically looking for. As a workaround, you could export the layers as KML, import them into My Maps, that will ...
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Microstation coordinates in Google Earth

To convert UTM coordinates into geographic latitude + longitude coordinates (WGS84), you can use an online tool such as this one. In your case, "30U" means zone 30 in the northern hemisphere, and ...
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Extracting desired values from KML-file using QGIS

There is a QGIS Plugin "KML Tools" available which "looks at the KML description field to see if there are two column tables with entries, "tag=value" pairs, or "tag: ...
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Using Open Google Earth cache file in QGIS?

I don't believe qgis is able to process Google Earth cache file. I advise you not to wast your time. Instead use SAS Planet alternative. It stores tiles locally as file:///D:/Software/SAS.Planet/...
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Why does Google Earth Pro project these shapefiles correctly and QGIS does not?

You have almost the same projection in both map. The difference between them is the CRS's unit. You need to create a custom CRS in Settings / Custom CRS using this proj4 setting: +proj=utm +zone=10 +...
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Trying to display Sentinel-2 imagery in Google Earth Engine, code working but displaying blank figure

From product description: The SENTINEL-2 data contain 13 UINT16 spectral bands representing TOA reflectance scaled by 10000 With putting max: 0.3, you are stretching the image from 0 to 0.3, or ...
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Fetching the on-click data from the website into QGIS

In eclipsewise.com, the pop-up window's id is mapmaker. So, you can use the same JavaScript code in the same way. The script copies the pop-op content to the clipboard. function copyToClipboard(text) {...
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Weird regions in lagoon water ripples pattern (Google Maps)

I don't know for sure, but as you guessed, the effect you're seeing on the water is likely just stitching between images. This looks like aerial imagery (from an airplane, not a satellite), which ...
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Exporting shapefile to Google Earth format (*.kmz) using QGIS?

QGIS will not save/export straight to KMZ. As Aaron suggests in his comment above, you can right click on your layer in QGIS, select 'Save As...' and choose KML. To then convert your KML to a KMZ, ...
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Tile server overlay in Google Earth?

I created GEOS, the Google Earth Overlay Server for exactly this purpose. That's a python server running locally and creating KML overlays for tiled maps. You can specify custom mapsources in XML-...
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Sync ArcMap view extent to Google Earth

https://github.com/ChrisStayte/ArcMap-To-Google-Earth/blob/master/README.md This Add-In might accomplish what you are trying to do. When you click the tool, you will zoom to your arcmap extent in ...
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Drawing circle in Google Earth around point?

If I am not missing something obvious, latitude and longitude data in decimal degrees is found at the left hand side of the linked page, i.e. 49.667 and -125.833 respectively.
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.tif image (made in QGIS 3) imported into Google Earth Pro is blank/has no symbology options

You probably need to convert/render your image to an RGB color image before or during export from QGIS. Google Earth can only import/display images that have 3 bands: red, green, blue. If your ...
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Flight visualization in QGIS

As far as I see, the solution by @bugmenot123 does not work as intended: native Qgis 3D symbology accepts only a fixed valued for the elevation, no data driven override to use the values of an ...
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Accuracy of measurements in Google Earth

In 2011 two brazilians published an article about it, and they concluded that: *the error is just 0,44% for line measurements; *the error is just 3,54% for polygon measurements; *the error is just 1,...
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Converting ArcGIS layers into .kml for Google Earth?

As Midavalo said, you should see Conversion tools in your Toolbox. In there, open the To KML Toolset. You want Layer to KML. Follow the instructions. If you're not seeing any of the toolboxes, I ...
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ArcMap Exported (KML/KMZ) Meridians and Parallels do not match/ align with that of Google Earth

WGS84 is not a projection, it is a Datum, there is a key difference between the two. You could have WGS84 in a geographic projection, or a UTM projection, or many other projections. You want to make ...
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Alternative to Picasa for converting Geotagged photos to KML files

First of all the disclosure: I wrote Mapollage. Mapollage is a photo kml generator for Google Earth, Marble and tools like that. It has a lot of different settings under each tab, but all with sane ...
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