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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exporting 3GB ArcGIS Raster to KML without losing resolution?

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 ...
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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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Bridge not there in Google Earth

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 ...
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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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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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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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What datum (reference ellipsoid) does Google Earth use?

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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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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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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How to Export a Shapefile as KML Using R

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 ...
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Is the use of Google Earth imagery via the OpenLayers Plugin in QGIS legal?

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 ...
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Slight translation with coordinate-transformation from Gauss-Kruger to WGS 84. Possible Reasons?

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 ...
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Line segment between 2 points

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 ...
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Why should Google Earth's satellite imagery differ from what is available via the Openlayers plugin on QGIS?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Extracting desired values from KML file using QGIS?

There is a QGIS Plugin available which "looks at the KML description field to see if there are two column tables with entries, "tag=value" pairs, or "tag: value" pairs that could be expanded into ...
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