Note: When you add a new KML file to the new MapBrowser, all the measurement tools are disabled. This occurs because the KML layer in the workspace is unable to have lines or map markings added to the layer. To enable the measurement tools you will need to select a layer that can support line markings.
What is a KML file? KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, and is a file format that is used to display geospatial data on a map. This might include information such as a series of markers or pins on the map that identify specific locations, or it could be a simple polygon that outlines an area of interest.
What types of KML files can be imported into MapBrowser? Currently MapBrowser supports basic KML files, which can be displayed as a single, non-editable layer over Nearmap Vertical and Panorama imagery. This includes:
Files up to 10MB
Simple geometry such as lines, paths and polygons
Simple text annotations
Pins used to mark specific locations
Are there any restrictions on the types of KML files that are supported? KML can be used to create complex visualisations for a range of information. As such, there are several KML elements that are not currently supported in MapBrowser, such as photo overlays, icons and text balloons. You can find more information in the official KML documentation.
How will KML files be displayed in MapBrowser? KML files imported into MapBrowser will be displayed as a single layer that can easily be displayed or hidden.
Can I save a KML file in my project? Yes. A KML file that is imported will automatically be saved as a layer in your Workspace or Project. Find out more about how to convert your workspace into a project and more.
Can I make changes to the KML information imported into MapBrowser? Currently we don't support converting geometry, icons and other objects in a KML file into individual map features or vector data.