Viewing a GeoServer Layer in Google EarthΒΆ

This section covers the task of quickly viewing a layer in Google Earth.

Note

The Google Earth binary is not included in the Windows training package so you have to download and install it. For the pourpose of the training exercises it is also suggested to de-activate all the standard Google Earth overlays.

  1. Navigate to the Layer Preview.

  2. Click the KML link next to the geosolutions:bplandmarks layer.

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    Generating KML with the map preview

  3. In the resulting dialog choose to Open with Google Earth and OK.

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    Opening KML from GeoServer with Google Earth using the Firefox browser

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    Viewing the Boulder polygonal landmarks layer in Google Earth

  4. Click on a polygon to view its placemark description

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    Viewing a placemark description

This section covered the simplest method of viewing GeoSever data in Google Earth.