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Inspired by what Rob did with geotagging Flickr, I built something similar with Where's Tim that I talked about yesterday.  You can click the “Fly To With Google Earth” button and it will generate a .kml file that will open inside of Google Earth.

It wasn't that hard to generate.  I used a XmlDocument to load the core .kml file (I actually renamed the base.kml file to base.xml because XmlDocument will not load a file that doesn't end in .xml)  I then use a XmlNodeList to find the specific tags that need to be changed, save the xml file with an unique name and rename it back to .kml.  I use a Response. Redirect to send the file back to the user and when they select “Open” in the file download dialog box, Google Earth loads and displays the location.

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:50 AM EnGraph , .NET , GPS , Mapping , Where's Tim | Back to top


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i'm really interrested in this program
Left by south africa on Oct 10, 2005 12:59 AM

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looking google earth
Left by GENE STEWART on Dec 19, 2005 2:11 PM

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LOOKING FOR GOOGLE EARTH
Left by GENE STEWART on Dec 19, 2005 2:12 PM

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I finally tried using this (I don't have Google Earth at work, but I do have it at home). Pity that Google Earth doesn't have good resolution in all areas. I'll have to try it again when you're visiting a more populated area.
Left by Ontario Emperor on Dec 19, 2005 11:29 PM

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hi big guy!
Left by Maria Dennis on Feb 17, 2006 6:15 PM

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this is a bad website
Left by Desi on May 01, 2006 4:56 AM

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Have you tried hosting Google Earth in a VB.NET applcation?

I have created a program that allows users to enter coordinates, create google earth points, then calculate the distance between 2 points in either kilometers, nautical miles, or statute miles.

I'd like to be able to host Google Earth inside the application for a more interactive session.

All I can find are articles for hosting it in a web application....
Left by Ron on Aug 10, 2006 6:06 PM

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How the heck did you get the response.redirect to open the kml file into google earth? Whenever I use a response.redirect to a kml file the xml loads into the browser instead.
Left by DG on Aug 21, 2006 1:55 AM

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Google Earth Rocks. With its new 3d Building, I'm loving it. But did they copied the idea of Microsoft's LiveEarth ?
Left by Lacoste Shoes on Jul 30, 2007 8:10 AM

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how to supply coordinate and find that place in google earth for the purpose of telecom tower installations
Left by RK Pandey on Sep 07, 2007 6:06 AM

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your mum smells like a ?
Left by fuck off on Nov 15, 2007 8:27 AM

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fuc u all pussssssssssy
Left by dic on May 03, 2009 1:17 AM

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dick head cunt
Left by james on May 05, 2009 1:13 PM

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I do not seem to understand where to type in the address I wish to fly back to.
Left by 9729 46th St.Ozone Park Queens N on Jun 24, 2009 9:22 AM

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Fly to Earth
Left by jeri on Mar 09, 2010 6:12 AM

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i really like it
Left by Haq nawaz on May 06, 2010 7:09 AM

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