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Geo-marker: an unselectable cone-arrow in AutoCAD drawings

A - answer If you find a 2D arrow ("flower") or a color 3D cone in your drawing and this artifact entity cannot be selected, it is probably the "geomarker" placed to that position with the GEOGRAPHICLOCATION command:

Geo-marker in AutoCAD 2009 CZ

This command sets the geographic location of the current drawing (model, project) - e.g. for export to Google Earth, sun lighting or environment calculations/analysis.

There are three ways to specify the geo-location:

  1. manually enter the latitude and longitude data (e.g. from a GPS), plus the north direction
  2. import (load) the current position from the running Google Earth application
  3. import an existing KML or KMZ file in the Google Maps format (see e.g. the KML file with CAD Studio's offices - you can enter its web URL directly in the Import KML dialog)
You can switch off the marker with the GEOMARKERVISIBILITY variable.
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See also:
Tip 10848:GeoCode with what3words location codes.
Tip 10118:How to export a DXF file with punch points from an unfold?
Tip 9860:Displaying a DWG including GPS position on a mobile phone or tablet.
Tip 9593:Reverse geocoding - find street address of a point on map.
Tip 9255:Align image, change width/height independently.


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