Have you extracted and downloaded kml file from Google Earth or Google map and want to render it with libraries supporting GeoJSON file format? Are you tired of downloading the same data in different formats? We are going to use a simple method through online conversion using IGIS Map Converter.
KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth. You can create KML files to pinpoint locations, add image overlays, and expose rich data in new ways. KML is an international standard maintained by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC).
GeoJSON is an open standard format designed for representing simple geographical features, along with their non-spatial attributes. It is based on the JSON format.
IGISMAP Converter Tool
IGIS Map converter is an incredible tool for data file conversions. It will translate KML data which is widely used in software like Google Earth, Fusion Tables, Maps and GPS devices and convert them by one click to GeoJSON (JSON) format which is widely used in software like MongoDB, Geoserver, CartoWeb and Feature Server. It Convert GIS / CAD files online without using complex and Enterprise Software like ArcGIS, QGIS, AutoCAD etc. IGIS Map converter is much easier to use than any other conversion software or tool.
IGIS Map Converter also supports more other vectors and rasters GIS/CAD formats and more than 4000 coordinate reference systems. If the coordinate system of your input data is not present or not recognized correctly, it is possible to assign the correct one. IGIS Map Converter makes it possible to transform your data to any other coordinate reference system.
IGISMAP to Convert KML to GeoJSON
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 KML file which you want to convert. You can upload the file from your system or select from the Recent Files.
Here we using the KML file of New York state boundary.
Step two is to select choose the output format of the converted file, in this case its GeoJSON. 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.
Your KML file will then get converted to GeoJSON file after a few seconds and will be published in the map canvas. You can download the GeoJSON file of New York state boundary by clicking the Download Converted File button.
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.
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.
Info GIS Map supports most of the commonly used GIS or AutoCAD files like Shapefile SHP, KML, KMZ, CSV, TopoJSON, GeoJSON, GML, DXF, GeoTIFF, NetCDF, GRIB, HDF5, OSM, PBF, and many more raster and vector files, along with that it support more than 4000 Coordinate Reference System.
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