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You can save a layer in the KML format directly from QGIS, just right-click the layer name in the Layers window, click Save As.., and choose KML from the list of file formats:


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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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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 latitude and longitude, then adds the point to the active layer. In Browser: Open the website. Open DevTools Ctrl+Shift+C. Source > Snippets > New snippet &...


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Instead of creating a KML file then using that to access Google Earth, you can instead add your GeoServer WMS directly as an overlay as below: From the menu select Add, select Image Overlay, give the overlay a name select the Refresh tab select WMS Parameters select the Add button next to 'WMS Server:' drop down Add the URL to your service (without ...


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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 and has a high enough resolution to show oil platforms: Sentinel-2A imagery of Devil's Tower Sentinel-2A imagery of platforms in the Statfjord oil field


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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 system). So the "UTM Zone" is technically just the number part (eg: 12), a long strip effectively from pole to pole, within which Eastings and Northings are ...


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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, which have a native resolution of ~30m (~15m pan-sharpened). Zooming in, you'll start to get high-resolution in most places. There are many rural areas ...


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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, for versions >= 3.0 and < 3.14, maybe few adjustments are needed). The solution is to create a points grid in QGIS and retrieve data from JavaScript ...


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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 areas and save them as KML, so you can do the following to draw a circle: Open measuring tool (ruler icon on toolbar, or Tools menu > Ruler) In Ruler window, ...


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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 the ocean floor (which return negative values). https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/elevation/intro clarifies that Elevation values are ...


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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 DigitalGlobe Coverage. SPOT: from 2010 - series of orange rectangles, possible to click on the icon, you see the relevant information of your scene ...


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Save your money, buy nothing. Associate this script with a toolbox tool. Set it up with 4 parameters (Input Raster, Output Folder, Draw Order and Output Prefix). Run. Tried the SuperOverlay thing from GDAL and didn't think much of that horrible data structure. I never cleaned this up so it does processing it doesn't need to if I remember correctly, but it ...


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The bridge is there both in the image but draped over google earth terrain and as a 3D structure. Turn on 3D building. Note that Google does not allow users to upload their 3D models (previously possible to create and upload with SketchUp a tool now owned by Trimble). The existing 3D buildings and structures have not (YET) been removed, but now new user-...


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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 using this tool, you should get a latitude + longitude of 1.619158, -2.725228. The Z coordinate is mostly irrelevant here as it is just the height in metres above ...


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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 as KML file as mentioned on this thread These steps when using Earth Pro desktop version: You will need to right-click the polygon layer, then click on Save As ...


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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 label and the gradient bar as images you can .blend() them to each image composing the animation. Here's how: Code Editor script // Fetch a MODIS NDVI collection ...


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The heights on google earth refer to EGM96 and are, therefore, Geoidal heights. The lat/long are referred to the WGS 84 ellipsoid.


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Both Google Earth and Bing map use data from different sources (satellite images and ortho-photos). The horizontal accuracy depends on the source of the datasets and the level of orthorectification. It is usually better near cities than "in the middle of nowhere", but it primarily depends on the data sources. For instance, some countries have agreements with ...


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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 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=us-ft +no_defs After this, set new CRS in grid layer on properties window: It should work:


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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) { var dummy = document.createElement("textarea"); document.body.appendChild(dummy); dummy.value = text; dummy.select(); ...


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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 means that there were probably multiple overlapping images available for each place, and the stitching algorithm can take advantage of that to make the stitch ...


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As said in the comments above, the Global Soil Information Facilities (tutorials) website maintained, amongst others, by some of the plotKML authors and contributors gives you everything you need to produce filled polygon areas. In addition to the absolutely correct solution by @Nahm above, here's a reproducible example for future queries on the topic. ## ...


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Due to various vagaries in the ArcGIS software, I'm going to tell you to use different coordinate reference systems. That will let you access the predefined transformations and hopefully make your life easier. Use WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere instead. This one uses WGS 1984 for the geographic CRS (aka datum). The one you're using, ...


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Get the x,y coordinates of the boundaries of countries from the following website Natural Earth (thanks, Devdatta Tengshe) which has more accurate data than others I've tried. Then use ArcGIS 10.2 to open the map shape file and select the boundaries you need. Go to data management tools --features-- features vertices to points and open the generated table. ...


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You can find a statement of the plugin author with a link to the terms of use here: https://www.mail-archive.com/qgis-developer@lists.osgeo.org/msg21665.html Search for "you must not access map tiles" in the TOS (https://developers.google.com/maps/terms). That's why the OpenLayers plugin is using only the Javascript API with a WebKit Browser. My ...


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Your Gauss-Krueger projection uses +datum=potsdam. Up to 2012, this was hard coded in proj4 to a very unprecise value using a 3-parameter-transformation. You find more exact values for 7-parameter transformations in this topic: http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=12723 There is an even better ntv2-grid transformation available here (take the ...


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From KML LineString help: coordinates (required) Two or more coordinate tuples, each consisting of floating point values for longitude, latitude, and altitude. The altitude component is optional. Insert a space between tuples. Do not include spaces within a tuple. Remove the spaces within your coordinates. This works: <Placemark> &...


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The Google Earth Blog (note: this is not officially affiliated with Google) has an article here that might answer your question. It seems that some imagery is added to Google Earth and Google Maps Classic before being added to Google Maps. Edit: I'm unsure if you can point the OpenLayer plugin toward Google Maps Classic rather than Google Maps. Someone else ...


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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-format: <customMapSource> <name>Example Map</name> <!-- Name of the map as displayed in Google Earth --> <minZoom>5</...


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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 google earth.


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