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How to raise 3D buildings in Google Earth

Many of us know the Google Earth tool, and that is why in recent years we have witnessed its interesting evolution, to provide us with more and more effective solutions in line with technological advances. This tool is commonly used to locate places, locate points, extract coordinates, enter spatial data to perform some kind of…

Level curves from Google Earth - in 3 steps

This article explains how to generate contours based on the Google Earth digital model. For this we will use a plugin for AutoCAD. 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. At first,…

Get altitudes of a route in Google Earth

When we draw a route in Google Earth, it is possible to visualize its elevation in the application. But when we download the file, it only brings its latitude and longitude coordinates. The altitude is always zero. In this article we will see how to add to this file the elevation obtained from the digital model (srtm) that Google Earth uses. Draw the Route ...

Download utm zones for Google Earth

Areas utm google earth

This file contains the UTM zones in kmz format. Once downloaded you must unzip it. Download the file here Download the file here Just as a reference ... the geographical coordinates come from splitting the globe into segments just as we would with an apple, the vertical cuts are made by the meridians (called lengths) and the ...

The true size of the countries

thetruesize.com is an interesting site, where you can locate countries on a GoogleMaps viewer. When you drag the objects, you can see how countries are distorted with the difference in latitude. As shown in the image, the cylindrical projection, when trying to make a projection on a plane, forces the ...

Open shp files with Google Earth

The version of Google Earth Pro stopped being paid a long time ago, with which it is possible to open different GIS and Raster files directly from the application. We understand that there are different ways to send a SHP file to Google Earth, either from proprietary software such as BentleyMap or AutoCAD Civil3D, or open source ...