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

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Feb 8 05:26:10 EST 2007

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?


There are lots of things that use GDAL I don't know anything about.  However,
I was told by briefly about this in the past though I had the impression at
the time it wasn't really "ready for prime time" - that is not end-user
bullet proof.

I'd try it but I don't actually have Google Earth installed here, and
such applications have poor performance for me over my high latency
satellite link to the Canadian Wilderness.

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