Convert CSV to KML



csv to kml

Hello guys,  If you are looking for converting your CSV file into KML, you have landed on the right place. Here in this article we are discussing on how to convert CSV to KML in the easiest way possible.

A comma-separated values (CSV) file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth. KML is an international standard maintained by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC).

Converting GIS data file from CSV to KML format  is just  a few click process with IGIS Map Converter Online.

IGISMAP to Convert CSV to KML

For CSV to KML conversion go to IGIS Map Tool, after logging in with your registered email and password. If you are a new user, click the Sign Up button in the Login popup and register to IGISMAP by filling the details.

There are three main steps for using GIS Converter:

  • Upload the data
  • Choose the format to which it should be converted
  • Download the converted file.

Step one is to upload your CSV file which you want to convert. You can upload the file from your system or select from the Recent Files.

Note:

  • Input CSV file should have location information in WKT format under a field named as WKT.
  • Input CSV file should not have any columns with empty column name between other fields.
  • Well Known Text (WKT) is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard that is used to represent spatial data in a textual format.
  • WKT format represents a geometry with the name of the vector entity ie., POINT, POLYGON or LINESTRING followed by the longitude and latitude of the point feature or the vertex of the polygon in brackets. Example for each entity is given below
    • POINT (169.03934 -46.32844)
    • POLYGON ((76.61103048 9.85276413,76.612068 9.85303305,76.6124496 9.85362534,76.61269368 9.85513401,76.61374668 9.85455036,76.61466216 9.85409739,76.61630232 9.85377888))
    • LINESTRING (-123.031531560501 40.4178012488507,-122.889863902657 39.8410114990573,-122.464860929125 38.7886231836447,-121.311281429538 37.473137789379)
  • Name of the field ‘WKT’ is not necessary to be case sensitive.
Converter Tool - Upload CSV
Upload CSV

Here we have uploaded the CSV file containing the locations of severe forest fires in New Zealand. It contains locations recorded in WKT format as follows:

CSV data with WKT field
CSV data with WKT field

Step two is to select choose the output format of the converted file, in this case its KML. You can also set the Coordinate Reference System of your preference. As a default CRS will set to WGS 84 (World) [EPSG:4326]. Click on the Convert File.

Converter Tool - Select KML as Output Format
Select KML as Output Format

Your CSV file will then get converted to KML file after a few seconds and will be available for downloading.

Download and Publish KML File
Download and Publish KML File

You can also choose to style the layer or continue with further conversion process by clicking the Convert Another File button.

Converted Files section from the dashboard contains the list of the details of all the conversion done in your account, providing both input and output data available for download their corresponding formats.

You can also search locations, add new datasets, edit layers and style the map according to your choice and requirements. As IGIS Map Converter Tool provides many benefits other then just conversion of data. This tool provides us to generate this published map in PDF or as image format.

If you face any problem during implementing this tutorial, drop a mail at support@igismap.com, also feel free to comment in given comment box.

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Author: Akshay Upadhyay

Owner and Director of a Private Limited company which serves individual to large scale industries in the field of Maps and GIS. He is a Gold Medalist in M.Tech(Spatial Information Technology) and owns some famous Technology blogs and website... Know more

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