Scripting a super-fast points plotter for Google Earth

Posted by eldersnake on Feb 23, 2014 6:54 PM EDT
The Linux Rain; By Bob Mesibov
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I work a lot with spreadsheet tables of points in the landscape. Each point has a latitude and a longitude, in decimal degrees. If I want to check where particular points are on the map, I could import the whole table into a GIS program and then select the points of interest. But that's way too slow! Here's a much faster way, using Google Earth as the quick-and-dirty mapper.

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