Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#5095 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add support for Google Latitude KML output

Reported by: 45136 Owned by: warmerdam
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.11.0
Component: OGR_SF Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

As discovered here: http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/61570/how-to-convert-kml-google-latitude-to-shp-on-linux

GDAL and OGR drivers are not able to load KML written by Google Latitude. Garmin BaseCamp? was the only software I found to read and display the format.

A working script for translating to GPX can be found here: https://gist.github.com/johnjohndoe/5650449 (not sure about the license of that).

It would be nice to have that in the KML driver as well.

Attachments (1)

example.kml (4.1 KB) - added by 45136 4 years ago.
Sample kml file created by Google Latitiude

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Change History (3)

Changed 4 years ago by 45136

Attachment: example.kml added

Sample kml file created by Google Latitiude

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Even Rouault

Milestone: 2.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

trunk r26053 "LIBKML: add support for reading <gx:Track> as a LINESTRING (#5095)"

Note that this is in the LIBKML driver not the legacy KML driver. And the <when> elements are lost. An alternative would be to split the track as as many points with each timestamp attached. But would require more significant development effort (funding can help).

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Even Rouault

Milestone: 2.01.11.0
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