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sdbroker
07-29-2011, 04:47 PM
I'm not familiar with all the terms used in what I am trying to do, but I need to convert a Google Earth image (map) into a Shapefile image that I can use in my farming operation. I have a couple places where I can convert from KML to SHP, but I need the map as a SHP file. I then have a program I can import that file into that will show the longitude and latitude coordinates for me to use. Any help on how to do this or a program I can easily understand is appreciated.

Gandolf
07-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Is your application a 3D converter?

Gandolf
07-29-2011, 09:58 PM
http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapefile

Try the above link it also gives limitations.

Forkboy2
07-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Shapefiles (SHP) are vector data only. The vector data can be things like lines, points, or polygons. SHP files cannot be used for imagery.

Also, there is no way to extract the vector data from Google Earth. But there is lots of freely available vector data out there. US Census "Tiger" files are very good and are available in SHP format. Just Google "Census Tiger SHP" and you should be able to find them. But I can't see how useful these would be for farmers unless you are just looking to create a line map showing the locations of roads, towns, etc.

If you really want "imagery" instead of the vector data, then I would suggest getting a program called Global Mapper. It will let you download 1-meter imagery for just about anywhere on the Earth.

comvigo
10-20-2011, 12:29 PM
Visit this link, it may be helpful for you:
http://www.arch.columbia.edu/tutorial-10-exporting-shapefiles-kml-use-google-maps