Undocumented KML Output Conversion, GDAL

As noted here: http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/18280/batch-convert-geotiffs-to-kmz-files, an undocumented method for conversion to KML exists in GDAL’s gdal_translate as format KMLSUPEROVERLAY.  To do this with an existing image, such as a geotiff, your command will be the following format (on Windows): C:OSGeo4W64>gdal_translate -of KMLSUPEROVERLAY   FORMAT=JPEGwith an example path, this looks like:C:OSGeo4W64>gdal_translate -of KMLSUPEROVERLAY D:downloadstile177_12orthos177.tif D:downloadstile177_12orthos177.kml -co FORMAT=JPEGThis will output…

View KML Source from MyMaps

Google MyMaps allows you to export KML by using the “Export to Google Earth” feature. If you copy/paste the URL that this button links to you get a KML, but it is a network reference to the actual KML. If you copy/paste the URL referenced in this KML in your browser, you’ll get a warning…