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