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Google earth offline KMZ fix

We're big fans of Google earth and KML and as a lot of our customers are field engineers and sales, they are too because they can work offline.
Unfortunately a recent Google earth update (>=7.3) appears to have broken offline KMZ functionality, possibly in the name of security, resulting in ugly big red crosses where there used to be beautiful RF coverage layers. This has frustrated lots of our customers so we've produced a workaround for the issue which means you get the full KMZ and not a half-baked KML which looks like KMZ.

Adding antenna patterns

You can use ADF / NASM (TIA/EIA-804-B standard) and ANT patterns in CloudRF.
These basic text formats are open and easily edited and will display a patterns azimuth (Horizonal plane) and elevation (Vertical plane), typically as 360 rows of data each.
ADF pattern data is generally in dBd and ANT is a normalised range with 0 as peak power.
ADF is the primary pattern format and all ADF patterns are public (accessible to all users).
ANT is the secondary format and is private (accessible only to the uploader).

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