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

Charles Rethman rethman at me.com
Fri Sep 11 04:21:30 PDT 2015

Thanks a lot, people. Looks like I can get by with one of the formats. The clients are in Malawi, so SA rules on formats don’t necessarily apply. I guess I could always just save as shape files but I really want to push an open standards format so it was worth asking!
Charles Rethman

> On 11 Sep 2015, at 12:14 PM, Gavin Fleming <gavin at kartoza.com> wrote:
> 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.
> cheers
> Gavin
> 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 <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 <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> [mailto: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
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>> 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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