KML Creator

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KML CREATOR

 

Consists of a an excel file where you can fill in the data you wish to visualise on a map

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Consult our video tutorial to understand the principal functions of the KML Creator

- Georeference addresses, postcodes, points of interest...

- Personalise size and colour of the pins on the map

- Name each of the points you want to visualise

- Insert commentary and images for each of the pins


- Substitute the pins on the map for images or logos

 

STRUCTURE OF THE KML CREATOR

As you will see, the KML Creator is made up of a general configuration, introduction of data and a control panel which enables the user to use the tool for the purpose they require at each moment

 
 

1. ABOUT YOUR KML DOCUMENT

This permits the user to configure the basic aspects of the file about to be generated. This is devided into 3 parts:

- Directory:  Introduce the URL of the computer where you wish to save the KML file. This cell must be completed in order for the tool to function correctly.

- File Name: Name the file.If you do not name the file the KML Creator will generate one consistent with the date in which the file was created. If there is already another file with the same name then it will be re-written.

- File Description: The description will be visible once the KML file is opened.

 

2. GEOLOCATION

This permits the user to be able to obtain the geographic coordinates and the longtitude and latitude which will serve to situate the different pins in the map. This section is devided in two parts:

- Coordinates: you are able to fill in the coordinates manually if you have these already. The system KLM Creator uses for coordinates is WGS80.

- Address: In the event that you do not already have the coordinates then you can enter the address in order to obtain the coordinates. Introduce the address as precisely as possible in order to avoid errors with the georeference. As well as the address, it is recommended to give as much information as posible (postcode, district, county etc). It is also possible to georeference places of interest (e.g. Wembley Stadium, London) or postcodes.

 

3. PLACEMARK NAME

Label the placemark which is generated and it will be easy to see to which location each pin corresponds. This is a very agile and efficient tool to be able to see the name of each pin at a quick glance.

For each pin in the map it is possible to change the size of the Font by introducing the desired size in the cell marked “Size”. In the event that the cell is left blank, the size will revert to the standard size which can be seen in “Standard Settings” (Standard Label Size).
 

4. BOX SET UP

With one click you can visualize up to 5 comments and one image per each pin in the map.

This is divided in to two sections:

4a. Put a prefix and suffix for each of the 5 comments e.g Surface Area (prefix) and m² (suffix).

4b. Introduce the comments you wish to include up to a maximum of 5 and 1 image. In order to introduce the image you just need to paste the URL address from your hard disk or from the webpage.

NOTE: if you decide to use the URL address from your hard drive then please take into account that if you open the KML file in another computer you will not be able to visualise the image. If the option is to use the URL address from a webpage then you will need to be connected to the internet.
 

5. PLACEMARK ICON SET UP

This enables you to choose exactly how you want each icon on the map to be formatted. You can decide whether to use a pin which you can number and change both the size and colour or, use an image.

- Inner Colour & text: introduce the text or number which will be inside the pin. Also, fill in the cell with the color you wish to visualise. If this cell is left blank then the colour will automatically be white.


- Border colour: modify the colour of the border of the pin. If this cell is left blank then the colour will automatically be black.

- Icon size: this allows the configuration of each point on the map, whether it bethe size of the pin or of the image. If tis cell is left blank then it will revert the standard size “Standard Settings” (Standard Icon Size). 

- Icon image: substitute the pin for an image. Introduce a valid URL in the cell in order to visualise the image.


NOTE: if you decide to use the URL address from your hard drive then please take into account that if you open the KML file in another computer you will not be able to visualise the image. If the option is to use the URL address from a webpage then you will need to be connected to the internet.

 

6. STANDARD SETTINGS

This tool allows an agile configuration with regards to the size of the text box and of the image which may be inside it. Also the size of the name of the placemark and the icon used to visualize the point on the map.

For those cases where nothing is introduced for “Placemark name” and “Placemark Icon Set Up”, the size will automatically be introduced in “Standard Label Size” and “Standard Icon Size” respectively. This saves time if there are a number of points on the map, so as not to have to manually introduce the size for each one.

 

7. CONTROL PANEL

Click on CLEAR TABLE to eliminate all data in “Placemark Data” to begin a new Project.

Click on RUN APP to georeference addresses, create a KML file, open the KML file in Google Earth or all at the same time.