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Simple tool to generate .kmz file for precision GoogleEarth image overlay w/auto tiling & rotation


Updated 19 Aug 2013

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makekmz is a simple utility to generate precisely located image overlay files for display in Google Earth. Unlike some other utilities, it can automatically segment (tile) large images into smaller tiles into a single .kmz to better support Google Earth. It supports precision image rotation (rather than using Google Earth's rotation) by embedding the image in rotated northing/easting or lat/lon grids into a larger image. Can include placemarks with images. Scales image pixels Platform independent.

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David Long (2021). makekmz (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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