how to read output of kmlcircle into Google Earth (not plus or pro)
I need to make circles at 10 miles, 20 miles, etc, radius from a point in Google Earth. I followed these blogs:
But the site that generates an html link that automatically loads the circle is broken:
So I downloaded and ran kmlcircle (a Python script)
My output looks like this:
Which looks like the right Lat and Long.
But I can't figure out how to load it successfully in Google Earth -- I can say File Load but nothing appears under Places and nothing appears on the screen.
I'm on a Mac, 10.6.4, running Google Earth 188.8.131.528
that is just the polygon portion of the KML file. Do this.
Use GE to create a random polygon.
Save the file as a KML file
Open with text editor
Replace the Polygon portion with the code generated by the website.
Load the new KML file into GE
How to unzip on a mac?
OK, the answer was unzip with the .kmz ending.
OK, when I save a polygon in GE, it makes a KMZ file, which I can't edit. I tried gunziping it and it wasn't recognized. I tried changing the ending to .zip (recommended by someone) and double clicking it (I'm on a mac, right?) and some unknown program seems to have re-zipped it and added a .cogz ending.
I have access to a unix account (not to mention the unix under MacOS) -- what do I need to unzip it?
I also couldn't seem to find any options for writing .kml rather than .kmz
Last edited by Spark2000; 10-21-2010 at 09:35 PM.
Reason: figured it out myself
With Google Earth, just save it as KML, not KMZ. You should have the option to select the file type when you save it. But I'm not a Mac person so don't know for sure.
You should also be able to change the extension from kmz to zip and unzip. Again, I'm not a Mac person so no idea how to unzip something on a Mac, but I would imagine there is some help on Google for that.