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I have some points in UTM coordinates that I'd like to import into Google Earth. Google Earth is able to show UTM coordinates, but I have not found a way to import points or enter coordinates in a placemark's properties with UTM coordinates.

Is there any possibility to do this with just Google Earth or do I need to convert my data set externally? I do have separate tools for coordinate conversion, but I'd like to spare the extra step.

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Have a look at the Plex.Mark! plugin.

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Thanks, that's a start -- however, it only runs on Windows. :-( –  Florian Jenn Jun 1 '10 at 21:52

I use cs2cs from proj.4 so I can turn UTM to latitude and longitude. Here it is in DOS style but it is easier to use Unix style:

cs2cs -f "%%.6f" +proj=utm +zone=36 +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +units=m +no_defs %file% >%file%.projected     

I then use use GMT (generic mapping tools) to convert to KML.

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Thanks, but that isn't exactly what I was looking for. My question was about entering coordinates directly, without going through external tools. Basically, I started out from what you did, and thought "this should be simpler"... –  Florian Jenn Sep 10 '10 at 21:03

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