Thursday, July 06, 2006

Shape2Earth Instructions

Shape2Earth is a quick and easy way to convert GIS files into Keyhole Markup Language for viewing in Google Earth.

Instructions on how to use Shape2Earth Version 1.0 have been posted at this Shape2Earth Users Blog.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Tim

    Thanks for your tool, it is excellent.

    I need your advice, I have a shape file that I converted to KML using Shape2Earth.

    The file contains points, and when I opened the KML file on GE, there is a little shift for all points.

    What do you think this error comes from

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  2. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Hi, Tim!

    I am experiencing a similar problem. I have some shapefiles that I created using ArcGIS 8.1 that I need to convert. My problem is that Shape2Earth is creating a blank KML. What is your advice?

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  4. I have a similar issue. I am trying to convert some files that I created using ArcGIS 8.1. However, the KML file created by Shape2Earth comes up blank. What could be causing this problem?

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  5. Melissa Nugent3:36 PM

    I have noticed about a 30 feet shift - the data is spatially consistent to itself, but all of it is shifted about 30 feet SSW.

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  6. Blank KML's were being caused by zero geometries. This should be fixed in beta 3

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  7. Hi Tim

    Thanks for your tool, it is excellent.

    I need your advice,

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  8. The accuracy of Google Earth imagery is variable across the planet. There are many examples of very large and very small shifts in the imagery. You can imagine what it is like to try and conduct QA/QC for imagery that covers the planet. I had considered letting people place a small off-set number for their GIS data so that it aligns with the imagery (depending on their location). I'm a bit hesitant to let people 'chase' a nice picture at the cost of real accuracy though.

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  9. sabin21 has a point isn't this gonna affect accuracy?

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