[OSGeo Africa] Formats for sharing map data with Google Earth

Gavin Fleming gavin at kartoza.com
Fri Sep 11 03:14:42 PDT 2015

Hi Charles

Also consider OGC GeoPackage, which Spatialite implements and which I'm
pretty sure ArcGIS supports.

With GML being the official Govt standard specified in MIOS, if the
people you need to share with are in SA Govt they should be able to use
GML or if not, they'd have to make a plan.

Or publish in Geoserver and let clients choose whatever format their
software prefers, e.g. as a live KML feed for GE or a live shapefile
feed for ArcGIS.



On 11/09/2015 11:34, Basson, FC wrote:
> Hi Charles
> ArcGIS can work with GML, but requires the Data Interoperability extension.  (http://resources.arcgis.com/EN/HELP/MAIN/10.2/index.html#//003700000004000000)
> ArcGIS also has the capability to convert to and from JSON. (http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//001200000059000000)
> Not so sure if that functionality is available in Google Earth too.
> Regards
> FC Basson
> From: africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Charles Rethman
> Sent: 11 September 2015 10:55 AM
> To: Africa local chapter discussions
> Subject: [OSGeo Africa] Formats for sharing map data with Google Earth
> Just a quick question on map formats — will Google Earth accept geoJSON or GML map data? Also, does ArcGIS accept these formats as well? I ask this as I don’t have these two packages installed but have a piece of work where I will have to share my output with people who don’t necessarily use these wonderful open standards (I am especially partial to geoJSON). 
> Thanks a lot, QGIS/PostGIS still rocking my world!
> Charles Rethman
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