The Design and Implementation of the Geospatial Information Distribution System Based on Google Earth

  • Zhang Xuesong
  • Luo Jianan
  • Zhang Hailin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 117)


With the rapid development of the Internet technology and the increasing need of the thematic geospatial information, it is inevitable for GIS to publish spatial data by Internet. In the study, the authors design and implement a publishing system for the thematic geospatial information based on Google Earth (GE). Firstly, the solution of the publishing geospatial information system is described, and the method of conversion from Shapefiles to KML files is researched. Then, applying the GE COM API and the .NET technology, the authors build a sample system which can be used and extended easily. The result of the research shows that applying GE to publish thematic geospatial information is not only feasible, but also fast developed and rich in satellite images information.


Google Earth thematic geospatial information KML Shapefile COM API 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Xuesong
    • 1
  • Luo Jianan
    • 1
  • Zhang Hailin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of City and Environmental ScienceHuaZhong Normal UniversityWuhanChina

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