[FWTools] Does gdal_translate support writing kml files from geotifs?

Simon Hook simon.j.hook at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Feb 8 01:21:06 EST 2007

if you can it to work I am told the following will generate a kml:

superoverlay.py file.gtiff root.kml kml

best wishes, Simon

Simon Hook wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> A friend asked me to look at the regionator package which supposedly 
> creates kml files from geotifs, the package requires GDAL and was put 
> together by Google. Its open source at
> http://code.google.com/p/regionator
> I downloaded it and tried to run the test scripts but found they were 
> shell scripts. I converted them to batch files and was then able to 
> run most of the tests (not all of them). The superoverlay tests ran so 
> I tried to create a kml from the file I sent you before. It ran for 
> about 30 mins generated several hundred jpgs and kml files including a 
> root.kml but when I opened google earth it went to the correct place 
> but the image was garbage.
> Are you familar with the regionator, especially given it requires GDAL?
> Best wishes Simon
> p.s. I posted a question about the regionator but no response.
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Simon Hook wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Does gdal_translate support writing kml files from geotifs? I cannot 
>>> find anything on the web site.
>> Simon,
>> No, I'm afraid not.  I got hot on this idea last summer at Where 2.0,
>> but then the idea fell by the wayside in the crush of other activities.
>> Best regards,

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