How to share KML files

To share the KML file, it is needed to share both the KML file and the tiles of the different zoom levels stored in folders. If only the KML file is shared, Google Earth will focus on the area, but the tiles will not be loaded. In order to share KML file and all zoom levels, it is convenient to create a KMZ file: a compressed version of the KML file. The KMZ file contains all the tiles and coordinate information needed to load the file.  

There are several ways to generate KMZ file:

A. Using File Explorer:

1. Select the google_tiles folder in project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic.
2. Right-click on the folder and click Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.
3. Share the compressed folder google_tiles.zip

 
Note: The recipient has to uncompress the folder and drag-and-drop the KML file into Google Earth 

B. Using external GIS software like Global Mapper:

1. Import orthomosaic in Global Mapper.
2. Click File > Export > Export Web Format > KML/KMZ (Any Data as Images). A kml file will be generated that does not require any sub-folder. 

 

 

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  • saurabh gala

    Hi My Name is Saurabh Gala from India
    I want help regarding land maping plz help me.
    I have one project of land maping but i want export fill of map in kml former.
    So i want to know if your software dosed that so i can buy it.

  • Beata (Pix4D)

    Hi Saurabh,

    Yes, you can generate a map (orthomosaic) in the KML format with Pix4Dmapper by following the instructions in the article How to generate the Google Maps Tiles and KML. When you will want to share the KML file with others, follow the instructions from the article above.

    Cheers!

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