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

Simon Hook simon.j.hook at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Feb 8 10:15:54 EST 2007

Not to worry I will contact the author and if I can get it running let 
you know. Enjoy the Canadian Wilderness, its beautiful up there.


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> 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?
> Simon,
> 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.
> Best regards,

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