Contouring with Google Earth - Contouringge or AutoCAD

A few days ago I asked a friend how to do to see the contours in Google Earth using an application called ContouringGE 1.1 that is supposed to work with any version 4x, Windows XP or Vista.

And finally I could though the experience was painful, so I write what was my achievement to see others reach it ...

1. Download ContouringGE

image To start, you have to Download a file compressed from a "hateful" page where the creator has a popup window with a German advertisement that covers the entire page, so to remove that "double chin" you only select SchlieBen which means close and it no longer bothers you.

Ojo, which can only be accessed at this page (http://www.sww.wg.am/) in the first days of the month, since it has limited bandwidth, and after that bandwidth runs out and is not available.

2. Install the ocx

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Once the file is downloaded, it is decompressed and five files appear:

  • A kml called contour.kml I have no idea what it's for
  • Two ocx files that are ActiveX controllers
  • A dll file that loads a submenu in the Google Earth framework
  • An executable file of ContouringGE

The two ocx files are placed in

C: / WINDOWS / system32 /

Then to register the ocx you enter the command menu, which looks like DOS with "start / run / cmd" and there the text is written:

regsvr32% Systemroot% ~ \ System32 \ comdlg32.ocx

And enter, a message should appear that the control was installed correctly, the same is done with the other:

regsvr32% Systemroot% \ System32 \ MSCOMCTL.OCX

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If you have trouble finding the counterplate, it is usually on the button to the left of the number 1 and using the Alt Gr key. It is also at Alt + 92.

Finally if you do not want to break your head, you copy to the lines that are above, and then on the black screen you right click and paste.

If you have Windows Vista, it should be «Start / Accessories / Run as administrator»

The GGEFramework.dll file has been placed in "C: Program FilesGoogleGoogle Earth", there also the executable triangulation and the kml file.

3 Run ContouringGE in Google Earth

Then to make it hard, I created a shortcut of the triangle on the desktop.

Now Google Earth is running. And once deployed, the triangulation is executed.

4. What must happen

Then in the Google Earth a new command appears in the upper bar called GGE, which contains the options to create contours and configure their appearance or labeling.

Contouring4

Google contouringGE

Another way to do it is from AutoCAD, using a plugin.

Step 1. Display the area where we want to obtain the Google Earth digital model.

Step 2. Import the digital model.

Using AutoCAD, having the Plex.Earth Add-ins installed. In principle, you have to start the session.

Then we select in the Terrain tab, the option «By GE View», it will ask us to confirm that 1,304 points will be imported; then it will ask us to confirm if we want the contour lines to be created. And ready; Google Earth contour lines in AutoCAD.

Step 3. Export to Google Earth

Having selected the object, we choose the KML Export option, then we indicate that the model is adjusted to the terrain and finally that it opens in Google Earth.

And right there we have the result.

De here you can download the kmz file that we have used in this example.

From here you can download the Plex.Earth plugin for AutoCAD.

77 Replies to "Contouring with Google Earth - Contouringge or AutoCAD"

  1. A idéia do program é boa, but it doesn't work !!! really a shame !!

  2. Well, missing files can get them individually, http://www.anunciadores.net/aplicaciones/RegistrarMSCOMCTL.htm
    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~carey/wilton/data/contour.kml
    http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/comdlg32.CAB
    after they have everything, they follow the steps, but the CMD executes it as an administrator to read the ocx, only at this step regsvr32% Systemroot% ~ \ System32 \ comdlg32.ocx will remove the ~ and when it is copied into the path of Google Earth appears two other folders and copy inside the client folder follow the rest and should work for them.
    Any doubt my mail is Leo87seve@gmail.com, my plexearth does not work and my civil 3d does not matter image from google earht, I receive aids, THANKS

  3. The document that is downloaded to me is incomplete, I only have 2 files… please could you send me the complete installation please !!! it is urgent!!! my email is Maidelin11@gmail.com
    Thank you! God bless you!

  4. Please, can someone send me the contour.kml file ??

  5. Please at this point, there must be someone who has solved the problem of 5 error that appears when running contuorig, please help my mail is Nancy1205@hotmail.es

  6. Hi, I need to use this tool, giving 5 error I formatted and I'm using windows xp, this error is appearing 339 at the suggested site. This is with the incomplete files. Someone would have the complete installer.

  7. Anyone know if it is in W7 of 64bits? Thank you.

  8. Hello friends sigeros, I have the 5 files, I did all the installation procedures but there is an error in
    regsvr32% Systemroot% ~ \ System32 \ comdlg32.ocx must delete the ~ and so accept. Well, despite everything, the gge menu appears, but when generating the curves, the error appears: run time error 5
    Invalid procedure call or argument
    If someone has the solution, many will appreciate it.

    Contouringge installation

  9. Hi…. I see that many are missing the contour.kml file, perhaps that is why it has error 5 ……. It happened to me too…. someone has that file ...
    also the other two files that are not in the links they provide, they are placed in other comments….

    Greetings…..

  10. A big favor where I can download ContourGE 1.2 file contour.kml. Thank you

  11. Good morning everyone.
    Which of you has the 1.1 version of ContouringGE can you please send it to the mail below?
    Rmdna@bol.com.br
    It is because I have downloaded the 1.2 version and it is totally different from the previous description.
    What is the contour.kml file?
    Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Rogerio.

  12. Not that page http://www.sww.wg.am is down What happens is that it has little bandwidth, so it is only accessible in the first days of the month, when the width is used up it passes inaccessible the rest of the month.

  13. The link is no longer working. I found the file through taringa but without the ocx

  14. Hi, how is it, the 5 error keeps coming up, I do not understand anything about computing and the google earth I have, I do not know what it is, where do I look? and change something ?. If someone can send me the correct countouirng and the google earth to use I appreciate it, since I need this for some urgent work.

    Greetings and thank you very much
    Juan Asuaga

    Juanasuaga@hotmail.com

  15. I can generate level curves in Google Earth version 4.2.0205.5730, but it does not indicate the value of the contour curve, because this is the value that is associated to the curve and can be exported to SHP format, with its attribute table, if someone already achieved it, please pass me the recipe, because I've been almost half a year, trying to find out the error 5, and nothing else.

  16. hello friends
    Well the truth I hardly know of this great tool
    and I decided to download it according to these instructions and I have the same problem of error 5 or something like that ...... it is started
    They have already solved it oq wave, why if this tool urges me ...
    please help….

  17. I have done several tests and I could realize that the ContourGE 1.2 version corresponds to a Demostrative version someone knows where you can download the complete version of ConturGE 1.2

  18. definitely if someone already managed to run the program without any problem could tell us how, and probe with all the possible combinations and always the famous error 5 and in google earth pro it appears that I have to open the program and I have it open

  19. Dear friends, I join several inquiries.
    I am trying to install GE countouring on GE Plus 5.1.3533.1731. The fact is that for more attempts I make, following absolutely all the steps indicated, I do not even get the CGE button in the GE toolbar.
    Maybe some generous soul can give me a hand with this, need not indicate the enormous solution that I would be to make this work.
    Greetings to all from these sides

  20. Ricardo, I sent the file contour.kml, to your mail, however, I have not yet been able to solve the part of the labels of the level contours, through the application, if any of the partners already solved it, please Pass the data or publish it in this forum.

    I again appreciate this space, where technology is constantly changing and available to all interested parties.
    Greetings from San Luis Potosi, Mexico

  21. Do you mean the owner of the page where Contouring GE goes down?

  22. Hello good morning, excuse me. I would like to know who is the owner of the page, hehe sorry today I find out, your photos appear and I think I know you… ;-)

  23. I did all the steps that have been said to install it and nothing keeps appearing the famous error 5, I have the version of google earth with the highlight option activated and nothing ...

    Someone solved the problem !!!! Please send the solution to the problem to my mail Tatoozaa@yahoo.es I will be very grateful thank you in advance!

  24. THANK YOU FOR FACILITATING THE USE OF SO IMPORTANT SOFTWARE.

    FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAD THE BAD LUCK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO INSTALL THE COUNTOURNING GE PROGRAM, I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT I ALREADY DISCOVERED WHICH IS THE PROBLEM OF YOUR INSTALLATION.

    YOU MUST HAVE THIS VERSION
    Google Earth
    4.3.7284.3916 (beta)

    THIS VERSION IS CHARACTERIZED TO HAVE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT, A SPACE TO MARK RELIEVE. MARK THAT SPACE OF RELIEVE, BECAUSE IT IS VITAL, OTHERWISE THEY CAN NOT BE GENERATED.

    THE IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU HAVE A VERSION WHERE YOU CAN SELECT: «RELIEF», AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE ALREADY GIVEN IN THIS FORUM.

    ING. MAURICIO RODRIGUEZ
    (THE SAVIOR)

  25. USE THE GOOGLE EARTH THAT CONTAINS THE RELIEF OPTION AND SELECT, SO THAT YOU CAN GENERATE THE LEVEL CURVES.

  26. I am one of those who has the eternal problem of error 5. I have tried to download version 4.3 of Gearth but in the GE start window it tells me that I must update the program to version 5.2, that is, with which the countour does not run…. Jorge_SLP: if you can send me the installer of your version of GEarth and the contour to my email Richi225@hotmail.com And I promise to upload everything and leave a link here to give you a definitive solution for everyone on this issue. If more people have the program working I think it will be easier for us to find the solution to the quota problem.
    Greetings all.

  27. Fellows of the forum, I'm new to this, and I'm interested in the application to generate the level curves, google earth, and get them with the 1.2 version application, I read all the comments and I think most of them do not work, due to that this application only works on Google Earth Version 4.3, and the file contour.kml I created it through google and I placed it in the folder of the zip, of the program and I did all the steps that are indicated and it worked, just that I need to add the height value in each of the contour lines, if anyone knows how, please send me a comment or post it in this forum, I would appreciate it.
    Interesting forum, help.
    luck to all

  28. Thanks g !, if I can get the mesh and color photo in autocad, and also in civil, and then I'm inexperienced in how to generate contour lines from a virtual mesh (what amount of google earth), thank you friend, I'll be waiting your answers

  29. My friends, enter the page (http://www.sww.wg.am/downloads.html) and download the version (***** 1.2), then unzipped the file and only two files appear with one extension * .exe and the other * .dll, but the other files nothing, I use the google earth 5.2 , please if someone could pass me the 5 files thank you here I leave my mail
    (Jhq_30@hotmail.com) from now thank you friends

  30. friends, how can I export these curves or points from google earth, to a program like autocad or civil 3d, please friends, I need it, thanks for your answers ...

  31. Greetings friends look I have the same problem that Lacho I look for and I look for the contour.kml and I do not find it porfa if someone could indicate where I find this file or I could pass the 5 files that are needed.
    GRACIAAAAAS.

  32. Good .. I got the ContourningGE v 1.2 but it is missing the contour.kml file, which is to generate the level cuvas, when I generate curves it gives me the error of “run time 5 invalid procedure call or argument” I look for in thousands of post and I can't get a solution. please I need the answer and the complete file or program

    Miguelcapote@gmail.com

  33. According to the official page is the version 1.5 but can not be downloaded ,,, and like you I have problems ,,,,, someone who has it working at 100%?

    Thank you

  34. Hello ... I only get the ContourningGE v 1.2 if it grabs me but when I try to generalize the curves it keeps giving me the error of "run time 5 invalid procedure call or argument" I have read in thousands of posts and no one has a solution .. if someone succeeds solve it please send me the answer 🙂

    IDarkOscarS@hotmail.com

    Beforehand thank you very much

  35. Hello I have a lot of interest to get curves with Contouringge but I have a big problem to get the programita fa fa if someone can pass me this is my email: Deiby_acua@hotmail.com
    Greasy beforehand

  36. hello someone can help me I get a window with the message ¨google earth is starting the protect mechanism. you need to restart google earth¨ I accept, and then I get the famous error 5.
    I hope an answer if you can help me

  37. Jose: It works the same in OpenGL as in ActiveX.

    Gandhinhos: Did you register the ocx?

  38. I had the ContouringGE_v1.2 version downloaded and it worked perfectly for me ... I hadn't used it for a few months ...
    now that I need it urgently I get the famous error 5 ...
    I have tried with putting the file in c: windows / system 32
    but it doesn't work either ...
    any ideas??

  39. Rigoleto, how do you use Google Earth, in OpenGL mogo or in ActiveX mode

  40. Thanks for the program install it in win 7 copy and paste this GGEFramework.dll ac: windows / system 32

    No problem when running

    There are some numbers that do not go out do not know
    when importing to civil 3d the image contains the curves

    as allado the points in civil 3d thanks

  41. All those who have the countoringe tell me what are the files they have and from where they downloaded and high that we solve the problem
    Friends Do not make too much trouble The only thing I need to know is whether it will be complete or not to solve them.
    I download it from this page that is at the top and it works, the big problem is that the label is not activated to put the dimensions. Only that is the defect.
    So now we are here to help and share information.

    the level curves come out ok they can be exported to arcgis or autocad and thus make it better digital presentation.
    I need the complete installer if I pass it to my mail is Geovilc_yuri@hotmail.com And I send tutors how to handle this program is not complied.

  42. hello everyone… I've heard and read a lot about this COUNTOURINGGE program… the problem is that I look for it everywhere and I can't find it to download it. If someone could give me information on where to find it or if they have it, YOU COULD PASS IT TO ME. VERY URGENT ... IN ADVANCE THANKS ... my email is Freddygonza83@hotmail.com

  43. well I have the 1.2 version of the countouring but when installing it it asks me for the google earth.msi if someone knows how to do it because nothing comes out

  44. I HAVE THE COUNTOURINGGE AND IT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME, I WAS STILL SN OCX AND AT THE TRY TO INSTALL IT I GET OUT THAT I WANT A GOOGLE MSI FILE; I ALSO EXECUTE IT AND I GET THE BRONZE OF THE 5 ERROR

    I DON'T SEE ANY LEVEL CURVES IF ANYONE KNOWS SOMETHING PLS UNTIL A MONEY IS COMMANDING

    Mac_flav@hotmail.com

  45. To install countourinGE.
    EYE first you must have installed the google earth ok, you also know very well that when installing a folder is generated in the C drive.
    Now all the files you have downloaded from countouringGE copy it to that google eath folder that is on drive C.
    Then click on the icon triangle type that is one of those countoringGE files and enjoy.

  46. it is not necessary that you have the ocx those already within your system enter the c drive of your pc and inside the systen 32 folder there it is not necessary.
    For the other, if you get an 5 error at runtime, it is simply because your image is too large on your Google Earth screen, you have to bring it a little closer and the pronblemon is over.

  47. if anyone has the countouringGE 1.1 or 1.2 I beg you to send it to my email I will thank you infinitely, the most important thing to put your dimensions on the contour lines my email is Geovilc_yuri@hotmail.com.
    I handle this topic very well and also do other things if you appoyan me also I will send all my videos tutors how it is handled and other extensions.
    The problem I have one that descrage seems to me that this incomplete makes all the wonder but the label is not activated to put the quota
    Thank you but urgent please.

  48. Hello porfa who can pass me the program countouringGE I have one but do not put the labels on the curve.

  49. Please someone pass me the program. When I low
    they come to me without the ocx. ==> ivan_24v@hotmail.com.ar

  50. Please someone pass me the program. When I low
    I come without the ocx

  51. It has not worked for me ... I have been trying for a few days now and even reading the multiple discussions held in the Gabriel Ortiz forum, there is no way since the only user who has had the same operating problem with version 1.2 that I have not been still answered 🙁
    My error is 'Run-time error 5: Invalid procedure call or argument'. When this is not present (for some strange reason) the following appears: 'Google Earth is starting the protect mechanism. You need to restart Google Earth '. Do you think it could be because of not having Google Earth Pro? My version of the above program is: Google Earth 5.1.3533.1731

    Thank you very much.

  52. I think the program has some configuration options, each how much you want the curves and the label.

  53. Very good contribution.
    I have a problem, rather a doubt: I downloaded the ContouringGE and it worked fine except that I do not get the numbers on the contours. Why does that happen To you Do they get the numbers?

    Thanks, ciao.

  54. Yes, ContouringGE 1.2 no longer needs some of the steps explained here for the 1.1 version

  55. Excellent… it worked perfectly….

    Eye that Works…. perhaps the installation is not very well explained.
    I have normal Earth google, the PRo does not work.

    One scope, the plugins for Google Earth, I mean ContouringGE 1.2. It's a trial version… you don't know where I could get that full version? ? ??? Please whoever has access to send it to the mail ... please ...
    Jorgefscape@gmail.com

  56. The truth is that the tool is quite useful when we do not have contour coverage; however, it should be taken into account that the densification of the curves only corresponds to an interpolation thereof; I get the impression that some relief model. I did the exercise and even equidistance to 50 meters works more or less well, then we do not "win" anything. Ahh !!!!!!, the version was updated and not many steps are necessary.

    EXCELLENT BLOG, VERY ENTRETENIDO GEOFUMADAS.

    P. Sanhueza

  57. It seems that it is not falling, but the bandwidth that is paying has already been surpassed by a high traffic.
    Unless the web owner pays more to get a higher bandwidth, we will have to wait for the month to finish as this is paid per month.
    The first day of April the page should be available again ... and it will be during the month, until your traffic limit exceeds what you are paying for.

  58. Estimate:
    Do you know what happened to the page from where the contouringGE is downloaded? Your blog is very good

  59. The truth is that the installation process is quite complicated so that in the end its operation is not safe ...
    I don't remember if you ever mentioned it on the blog but there is a very useful application by Valery Horosunov (Valery35 in the Google Earth Community), with which - among many things, contours can be generated. As far as they are concerned, the application has the ability to control the number of levels to represent, their colors, their gradient and their smoothing.
    This application is called KML2KML, its URL is:
    http://kml2kml.geoblogspot.com/
    The most economical version costs $ 50.- dollars. I am not sure of the features of the 3 versions available.
    Other things they offer are:
    - Extract terrain data and be able to generate its contours, points, grids.
    - Import shp, gpx, nmea, txt and log files
    - Open a KML and generate regions automatically
    - Generate «tiles» from Google Maps base images.
    - Locate photos (such as position marks or image overlays using their GeoExif.
    - Assemble and sort KML from multiple KML
    - Apply mathematical functions in the generation of surface plots.

    In short, it is very good to save time and get more juice from GE.

    Thanks and regards!
    Gerardo

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