KML Map Export
- From Export option after right click on map, then Overlay on Google Earth.
- File, Save map as image, For Google earth
Both give the choice of:
- Quick and dirty automatic export,
without bringing up this form.
- Deliberate export with option to manually set all the options.
This form will always be available on the
of the the options form, where you can set
permanent options for the quick export.
KML Output: The files will be placed in directories under c:\mapdata\kml numbered
sequentially, KML1, KML2, and so on. This directory will have all
files needed for the KML display, and they can be zipped together into a
single KMZ file. You are currently responsible for cleaning these
out on your own when you no longer need them. If you want to place the
files elsewhere, you can do that from within Google Earth by right
clicking on the directory tree. You might want to clean up names
and the folder structure first. The map export will be a "dumb
picture" with exactly the colors and information on the map, but you cannot do
any analysis on the map, or find the values of the underlaying rasters.
||Set options for map overlay for KML;
- Logos: you can pick an image (GIF or PNG) for placement in
the upper or lower left corners of the map display.
- KML Export: Pick whether you want
to export map, overlays, or both.
- Image format, GIF or PNG. GIF will be better for vector
maps, and PNG for image or DEM maps.
- Pick transparency, which will be all the white on the map for GIF maps,
and a desired level for PNG. You can also set the transparency in
Google Earth, which might be a better choice.
- Separate map layers: each map layer can be an separate layer in
- All maps: other open maps can be saved as separate layers, so you can
have multiple overlays possible.
- ZIP KML into KMZ; all files are zipped into one
KMZ file, which is easier to move around with losing files
needed for display.
- Create world files: creates a world file with each GIF or PNG.
You can then open the GIF files in other software, like ArcGIS.
- Debug KML file: shows KML file created, with line numbers.
If there is a problems, GE will give you the line number, and you can
inspect the file to see what the problem might be.
- Open Google Earth: automatically opens Google Earth.
- Clean up HTML: less verbose by stripping out less
- Label graticule: put point labels on the end of the graticule lines
for the KML export.
- Allow time animations: if checked, you can get Time animations.
- Default database options: if checked and you select the
overlay export options, all databases associated with the map will be
drawn in Google Earth without asking about the options you want.
- DB Tables in KML
- Top level folder
Before you export, you might want to remove the scale bar and legend (Legends/marginalia
after right click on the map).
If you export overlays, you will be asked if you want to
export each database in turn, and then pick KML display
options for each database.
Problems opening KML/KMZ files
Last revision 8/30/2018