KML to DXF Convert

Are you looking for converting your KML data file into DXF format for using it in your GIS project or it into CAD system? Have you extracted and downloaded kml file from Google Earth or Google map and want to render it with your geo library which support dxf format?  If so, here is an article to convert KML to DXF format using this amazing online conversion tool. 

You can use any of the tools to convert your kml data file to any other format available in market, but If you don’t want to spend so much time just on conversions and want an easy way for conversions. Here is an amazing tool for converting your data files within a minute, i.e. IGIS Map Converter.

IGIS Map Converter

IGIS Map converter is an incredible tool for data file conversions. It will translate an AutoCAD file (in DXF format) to a shapefile or KML format. It can also convert from KML format to shapefile, or KML to DXF, or Shapefile to DXF.  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 then any other conversion software or tool.

How to convert KML to DXF format

KML to DXF Convert
KML to DXF Convert
  • Now just drag or upload your KML file from your system or access the file from Google Drive or Dropbox. 

KML to DXF Convert

  • Your KML file will start uploading in seconds and ready to be converted.

KML to DXF Convert

  • Once the file is upload is completed, select the output file format that we want to convert it into i.e. DXF.

KML to DXF Convert

  • Now for setting up the conversion process we have to set the CRS (Coordinate reference system), if we want to or otherwise default commonly used CRS is already selected. We can select or change the CRS according to our needs from the change CRS button.

KML to DXF Convert

  • Now click the Convert file button to convert the data file formats.KML to DXF Convert
  •  And you see a new dashboard with two partition, One for downloading or deleting your new DXF file format. and other one which shows the file content area i.e bounding box area of kml file.

KML to DXF Convert

  • You can Download your converted file here or delete it whatever you want, When you scroll down you can see My drive section where all of your converted data files stored. You can publish or delete them according to your requirement.

KML to DXF Convert

  • You can also publish your DXF file as map to see the content in the file or to check the conversion.
  • You can also search locations, add new datasets, edit layers and style the map according to your choice and requirements.

KML to DXF Convert

  • 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.

IGIS Map Converter is a online tool for converting GIS data files from one format to another. which helps you in easy data conversion and beautiful and incredible map creation in no time. IGIS Map converter online tool is recommended for better and easy conversions.  If you want you can also use ogr2ogr offline conversion tool for convert KML to DXF format.

If you face any problem during implementing this tutorial, please let us know. Feel free to comment in given comment box.

Convert HDF5 to Geotiff

In this article we are discussing about converting HDF5 to Geotiff file format. The question may arise in your mind that why would anyone convert HDF5 data into geotiff. The answer is simple, not every server or software support HDF5 data so for that you need to install some plug-ins that may take time in your analysis process.

Convert HDF5 to Geotiff

HDF5 (Hierarchical Data Format) file is Multi-Dimensional data that contains data in hierarchical format. That means in one file we have multiple bands and that bands also contains sub bands. That can defines as a tree type structure. You may look over details in multidimensional HDF5 Data.

Convert-HDF5 to Geotiff

Convert HDF5 to Geotiff using GDAL utility-

Here we have used GDAL Utility that is gdal_translate. For using this utility you need to add GDAL in your system. please follow the given command

Convert-HDF5 to Geotiff

To check the availability you can type ogr2ogr in command prompt and get the following result.Convert-HDF5 to Geotiff

After setting the GDAL utility in system, you can run the conversion command for HDF5 file, which is

–> gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:4326 HDF5:File_name.hdf5:BAND_Name -of ‘Gtiff’ Output_FileName.geotiff

Gdal_translate has some options, which can be seen by typing gdal_translate in your command prompt.

HDF5 to geotiff

Here, in the command we have -a_srs to assign SRS (spatial reference system) , specify the HDF5 file with band. the option -of ‘Gtiff’ shows the output file format.

You may also look for other conversion to GeoTiff i.e from NetCDF to GeoTIFF or from Grib to GeoTIFF file.

Output In QGIS software- Convert HDF5 to Geotiff

Convert-HDF5 to Geotiff

Please let us know, if you face any problem or require any help in conversion by commenting in given comment box.

Convert NetCDF to Geotiff

In this article we are going you discuss conversion process of NetCDF to geoTIFF file. Here this conversion is required because many of servers does not directly support NetCDF. You need to install some plug-ins to publish and view the Netcdf data. So it would be better to convert the Netcdf data in geotiff for particular bands so that you do not have to install plugins.

Convert NetCDF to Geotiff

NetCDF data is a multi-Dimensional data to store large number of bands in one file. There can be various dimensional such as space (Latitude, Longitude and Altitude) and time. In bands you can have information about pressure, temperature, wind direction etc. You can look over in detail of multidimensional data of NetCDF file.

Convert- NetCDF to Geotiff

Convert NetCDF into GeoTiff using gdal utility

For using Gdal utility you need to add gdal in your system. For that you can follow the given commands

Convert- NetCDF to Geotiff

To check the availability of ogr2ogr in system, you can type the command ogr2ogr and get following response

Convert- NetCDF to Geotiff

Now you can follow the given command to convert NetCDF in GeoTiff

–> gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:4326 NETCDF:File_Name.nc:Band_Name  -of ‘Gtiff’ Output_FileName.geotiff

Here we have used gdal_translate utility of GDAL. It has following options

Convert- NetCDF to Geotiff

Here -a_srs srs_def defines the assignment of SRS (Spatial Reference system) to output file. we have selected EPSG (European Petroleum Survey Group)  4326. You can choose your file’s SRS. The next option is NetCDF file name with a band which needed to be convert in geotiff. The option -of is the Output file format. Here ‘Gtiff’  is geotiff driver in gdal. After this specify the output file name with .geotiff or .tiff extension.

Output Geotiff file- Convert NetCDF to Geotiff

The generated output tiff file can be viewd in QGIS software.

Convert- NetCDF to Geotiff

The output shows one of the band converted into geotiff. It has multiple bands. Similarly you can can convert other file in geotiff like HDF5 to GeoTIFF or Grib to GeoTIFF.

 

For more information or any help you can comment in given box. We are always available for your help.

Convert GRIB to Geotiff

In this tutorial, we will find out how a can we convert GRIB to GeoTIFF file format. First of all the question is what is GRIB file and why anyone would convert the GRIB file in Geotiff format.

Convert GRIB to GeoTIFF

Before taking to conversion of GRIB and GeoTIFF, lets first understand what is GRIB and What is GeoTIFF.

GRIB (General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary) files are multidimensional files. These files are used to store Meteorological data. The data is store in image mosaic format. That measn all the raster bands ate mosaic together to store in one file. You may also look over details of GRIB Multi dimensional data.

Convert-GRIB to Geotiff

Convert GRIB file in Geotiff using GDAL utility-

Here GDAL Utility (gdal_translate) is used . For using this utility you need to add GDAL in your system. please follow the given command

Convert-GRIB to Geotiff

To check the presence of this library, you can type ogr2ogr in command prompt and get the following output.Convert-GRIB to Geotiff

Now follow the command to convert GRIB in geotiff.

–> gdal_translate -b 354 -a_srs EPSG:4326 GRIB_Filename.grb2 -of Gtiff’ Output_tiffname.geotiff

The options available in gdal_translate utility can be viewed by executing command gdal_translate on command prompt.

Convert-GRIB to Geotiff

Here, in the command we have -a_srs to assign SRS (spatial reference system) , specify the GRIB file. The option -of ‘Gtiff’ shows the output file format.

Output in QGIS software

Convert-GRIB to Geotiff

Here we have more conversion as Netcdf to geotiff, HDF5 to geotiff etc., which can follow to convert your data.

Please feel free to comment in given box for any help.

Convert Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

This article is about Convert GeoJSON to GML. Here we are using GDAL utility (ogr2ogr) for conversion. This conversion become useful when you just wants to study or analysis the data in text format. In GML format stores data as text in tags. It makes easy for user to understand the details of attributes. Before conversion, lets look for GeoJSON and GML (Geography Markup Language) in detail.

Convert Geojson to GML

Lets look for specification of GML and GeoJSON file before moving for conversion, as you should be aware of how the files are structured, so that if conversion has any minor error then it can be corrected. If you know specification of both the files, then you may skip and navigate to convert.

Specification of GML – Convert Geojson to GML

GML stores geographic information as text developed by the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC). GML is based on XML and it is not programming language. it is just data describing language. It provides bounding box in the starting of file in ‘Boundedby’ tag. Feature member is defined with geometry property, SRS (Spatial reference system) used, coordinates and attributes.

Convert- Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

Specification of GeoJSON

Geojson data is open standard format, contains simple geographical feature with non-spatial data. In type, it has feature collection. That contains name, CRS (coordinate reference system) and features. These features can be line, point, polygon, Multi-Line string and multi-polygon. Properties contains all attribute information.

Convert- Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

Convert Geojson to GML using GDAL utility-

For converting GeoJSON to GML we need to have GDAL library in system. you can follow the commands to download the library.

Convert- Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

The presence of this utility  can be tested by typing ogr2ogr in command prompt. Convert- Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

Now, to check the drivers available you can follow the given command,

–> ogr2ogr –formats

Convert- Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

Convert GeoJSON to GML is an easy process, we also can assign the SRS (Spatial reference system) to the generated output file. ogr2ogr have various options, which can be used while converting file in other format.

–> ogr2ogr -f ‘GML’ -a_srs EPSG:4326 Output_fileName.gml Input_fileName.geojson

Here -f is an option for output file format. The ‘GML’ is driver available for converting file in GML.

Output of Convert Geojson to GML-

The Generated file can be open in any test editor.

Convert- Geojson to GML- Geography Markup Language

We can also help you out in conversion like Shapefile to geopackage, KML to GML , shapefile to TopoJSON and many more.

Feel free to comment in given box for any help or suggestions.

Convert Geojson to MIF MapInfo file

In this article we will be discussing about convert GeoJSON to MIF Mapinfo using GDAL utility (Ogr2ogr). This conversion is useful with MapInfo mapping and geographic analysis softwares.

Convert Geojson to MIF MapInfo file

We must understand GeoJSON and MIF format in detail before conversion.

Specification of GeoJSON data- Convert Geojson to MIF

Geojson data is open standard format, contains simple geographical feature with non-spatial data. In type, it has feature collection. That contains name, CRS (coordinate reference system) and features. These features can be line, point, polygon, Multi-Line string and multi-polygon. Properties contains all attribute information.

Convert Geojson to MapInfo file

Specification of MIF data- Convert Geojson to MIF

Convert Geojson to MapInfo file

MIF (Map Info File) File format used by MapInfo mapping and geographic analysis software. This stores a map visualization in a format that can be recognized by third party applications. Also used as an exchange format between GIS applications. This sometimes accompanied by a .MID (MapInfo data) file that contains additional spatial data. MID files are GIS data files created by MapInfo, a spatial data analysis and visualization software, saves spatial data for a corresponding .mif (MapInfo Interchange Format) file. Also used for storing larger data sets not expressed in the MIF file.

MIF file show some general property when open with QGIS software, as like :

i.) Storage type of this layer
–> MapInfo File
ii.) Description of this provider
–> OGR data provider (compiled against GDAL/OGR library version 2.2.2, running against GDAL/OGR library version 2.2.2)
iii.) Source for this layer
–> /var/www/html/PHP_pgrouting/public/shpfolder222/newwhello.mif
iv.) Geometry type of the features in this layer
–> Line
v.) The number of features in this layer
–> 19148
vi.) Capabilities of this layer
–> Fast Access to Features at ID, Presimplify Geometries, Presimplify Geometries with Validity Check
vii.) In layer spatial reference system units
–> xMin,yMin 68.4982,7.92528 : xMax,yMax 97.3348,35.5013
viii.) Layer Spatial Reference System
–> +proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs

Convert Geojson to MIF MapInfo file

  • Go to IGIS Map Tool
  • Tap on Switch To and click on Converter.
  • Now upload your data from system or drag & drop from system.
  • Once input is uploaded select the output format and if you want to change coordinate reference system then click on the third option. And in the last click on Convert File.
  • You converted file is published on the map directly.
  • Check video for steps of conversion for Geojson to MIF.

Convert GeoJSON to MIF using GDAL utility-

Gdal library should be available in system when converting data format from one to another. This utility can be installed in system by following the given commands.

Convert Geojson to MIF MapInfo file
Convert Geojson to MIF

The options available with ogr2ogr utility cab seen by typing ogr2ogr in command prompt.

Convert Geojson to MIF MapInfo file

The drivers or format supported by utility can be seen by typing the following command.

–> ogr2ogr –formats

Convert Geojson to MIF MapInfo file

Convert the Geojson data in MIF with given command.

–> ogr2ogr -f  ‘MapInfo File’ -a_srs EPSG:4326 MIF_output.mif geojson_input.geojson

The option -a_srs is used to assign coordinate system to generated output file.

Output in QGIS software- Convert Geojson to MIF

The generated output file can be open with QGIS open source software.

Convert Geojson to MapInfo file

You can also use conversions using gdal utility as netcdf to geotiff, Hdf to geotiff, shapefile to topojson and many more.

Please comment in the given comment box for any help and suggestions. We are always ready for your help.

You might be interested in Different ways to convert Shapefile to GeoJSON

Convert GeoJSON to KML

In this article we would be discussing about conversion of GeoJSON data to KML (Keyhole Markup Language). This conversion is required when you are using software such Google earth to see the data. KML works great with Google earth. There is simple step to Convert GeoJSON to KML using ogr2ogr utility from GDAL library. Before that we must go through specification of GeoJSON and KML.

Specification of GeoJSON – Convert GeoJSON to KML

Geojson data is open standard format, contains simple geographical feature with non-spatial data. In type element it has feature collection. That contains name, CRS (coordinate reference system) and features. These features can be line, point, polygon, Multi-Line string and multi-polygon.

Convert GeoJSON to KML
Convert GeoJSON to KML

Specification of KML- Convert GeoJSON to KML

The KML (Keyhole Markup language) this data format contains information in tags. SimpleField contains attribute information with name and type. Style tag contains the style of file as color of lines, points and polygons. Geometry is stored as coordinates in file.

Convert GeoJSON to KML

Convert GeoJSON to KML using GDAL Utility-

The conversion requires Gdal utility. This utility can be installed in the system by following the given commands.

Convert GeoJSON to KML

By typing ogr2ogr in command prompt you can get the following result. This result shows the presence of ogr2ogr utility in system.

To know the version of installed GDAL library you can type,

–> gdalinfo –version

Convert GeoJSON to KML

Before executing the conversion command, you should check the drivers. The drivers can be checked by typing

–> ogr2ogr –formats

in your command prompt. Now check for the GeoJSON and KML driver.

Convert GeoJSON to KML

After checking the drivers you can execute the following command.

–> ogr2ogr -f ‘KML’ -a_srs EPSG:4326 Output_fileName.kml Input_FileName.geojson

Output of Convert GeoJSON to KML-

The generated output file can be open in editor to see the content.

Convert GeoJSON to KML

In the similar way you can also convert shape file to MIF, shapefile to sql and shape file to excel file.

You can also comment in given comment box for any query, help or suggestions.

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

In this article we are converting GeoJSON to Shapefile shp format. You might be thinking why would anyone convert GeoJSON in shapefile. Answer is very simple Shapefile is very popular data format with open specification for data interoperability among GIS (Geographical information system) softwares. Before moving towards conversion steps we must look for GeoJSON and Shape file in detail. There Specification is given below.

Specification of GeoJSON-

Geojson data is open standard format, contains simple geographical feature with non-spatial data. In type element it has feature collection. That contains name, CRS (coordinate reference system) and features. These features can be line, point, polygon, Multi-Line string and multi-polygon.

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile
Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

Specification of Shapefile-

Shapefile is very popular data format specially among open source GIS softwares. It has some mandatory files, which contains various information such as index of geometry, attribute data and projection information.

  1. shx- contains geometry index,
  2. shp- contains geometry,
  3. dbf- contains attribute data,
  4. prj- contains projection data.

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile using IGIS Map Tool

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile Shp Using Gdal Utility-

Conversion from geojson to shapefile requires GDAL library in your system. For downloading it you can follow given commands.

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

To check the availability of library can be check by typing ogr2ogr in command prompt. You can also check the version of GDAL library by typing gdalinfo –version.

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

To convert data from geojson to shapefile we must have format available in library. To check the formats available you can execute the following command,

–> ogr2ogr –formats

you will get the following list that contains the drivers list. Check for the GeoJSON and Shapefile driver.

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

Now you can execute the conversion command given below,

–>ogr2ogr -f ‘ESRI Shapefile’ -a_srs EPSG:4326 Output_fileName.shp Input_FileName.geojson

Here Command shows some options of ogr2ogr utility as -f, which shows output file format, -a_srs shows SRS (spatial reference system) assigned to output file. The Generated output file can be seen on QGIS software.

Converted Output GeoJSON to Shapefile In QGIS software-

Convert GeoJSON to Shapefile

In similar way you can also convert Shp to geojson, shp to KML or many more.

Feel free to contact for any help or suggestions by commenting in given comment box.

KML to GML – Convert Keyhole to Geography

Sometimes we need to convert KML to GML where the software supports GML language. But before converting Keyhole markup language to Geography markup language, you should know the basic structure of KML and GML. So that if the file is corrupted then before converting it you can correct it manually and process the same in any GIS converter software to work properly. If you already know structure of this files, then you can directly navigate to the main topic i.e kml to gml conversion of this page.

Know KML and GML data structure before converting kml to gml

WHAT IS KML (Keyhole Markup Language)? – KML (Keyhole Markup Language), is an XML grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines,images, and polygons for display in the Google Earth client.KML is based on GML, although it doesn’t formally import GML schemas. KML language is used by a variety of GIS and mapping applications and the specifications are freely available to the public and available to the user community without charge or restriction. The Google Earth client supports a number of display features for rich presentation of GIS data. All of the features supported by the Google Earth client are described in KML. The Google Earth client supports a number of two-dimensional geometric shapes for display in the 3D viewer.

<Schema name="roads" id="roads">
 <SimpleField name="MED_DESCRI" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="RTT_DESCRI" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="F_CODE_DES" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="ISO" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="ISOCOUNTRY" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="Length_km" type="float"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="Latitude" type="string"></SimpleField>
 </Schema>
 <Folder><name>roads</name>
 <Placemark>
 <Style><LineStyle><color>ff0000ff</color></LineStyle><PolyStyle><fill>0</fill></PolyStyle></Style>
 <ExtendedData><SchemaData schemaUrl="#roads">
 <SimpleData name="MED_DESCRI">Without Median</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="RTT_DESCRI">Secondary Route</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="F_CODE_DES">Road</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="ISO">IND</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="ISOCOUNTRY">US</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="Length_km">0.3</SimpleData>
 </SchemaData></ExtendedData>
 <LineString><coordinates>77.8277403975188,35.5012774951028 77.8257523065223,35.4995003281062</coordinates></LineString>
 </Placemark>

WHAT IS GML (Geography Markup Language)? GML (Geography Markup Language) is only concerned with the representation of the geographic data content. While GML is an effective means for transporting geographic information from one place to another we expect that it will also become an important means of storing geographic information as well.

<gml:boundedBy>
 <gml:Box>
 <gml:coord><gml:X>-164404.6900820375</gml:X><gml:Y>893749.1179630321</gml:Y></gml:coord>
 <gml:coord><gml:X>2727970.187011702</gml:X><gml:Y>3932312.865004988</gml:Y></gml:coord>
 </gml:Box>
 </gml:boundedBy>
 <gml:featureMember>
 <ogr:raods fid="raods.0">
 <ogr:geometryProperty><gml:LineString srsName="EPSG:32643"><gml:coordinates>756486.657418272,3932312.4133327 756311.93383727,3932110.06520674</gml:coordinates></gml:LineString></ogr:geometryProperty>
 <ogr:MED_DESCRI>Without Median</ogr:MED_DESCRI>
 <ogr:RTT_DESCRI>Secondary Route</ogr:RTT_DESCRI>
 <ogr:F_CODE_DES>Road</ogr:F_CODE_DES>
 <ogr:ISO>IND</ogr:ISO>
 <ogr:ISOCOUNTRY>US</ogr:ISOCOUNTRY>
 <ogr:Length_km>0.3</ogr:Length_km>
 <ogr:Latitude xsi:nil="true"/>
 </ogr:USraods>
 </gml:featureMember>
 <gml:featureMember>

Convert KML to GML using Ogr2ogr utility-

For using this utility you need to install GDAL OGR2OGR in your system. To  install this you can follow the given commands.

KML to GML - Convert Keyhole to Geography
KML to GML – Convert Keyhole to Geography

If you have already install ogr2ogr utility you can check by typing ogr2ogr in terminal.

KML to GML - Convert Keyhole to Geography

Now run the given command to convert from KML to GML-

--- ogr2ogr -f 'GML' Output_GML.gml Input_KML.kml

Changing Coordinate System of Output File kml to gml-

Sometimes we need different coordinate system. So to get different coordinate system from input you can follow this given command.

--- ogr2ogr -f 'GML' -t_srs EPSG:32643 -s_srs EPSG:4326 Output_GML.gml Input_KML.kml

Convert KML (KeyHole Markup Language) to GML (Geography Markup Language) Using PHP Code-

If you want the conversion using programing or don’t want to use terminal then this can also be done using PHP. You can create a function that defined this command as string and can give this string in shell_exec() method to execute. Shell_exec() actually execute the command and returns output as string.

public function kmltogml($kmlfilepath,$output,$srsno,$srsold){
 $query="ogr2ogr -f GML -t_srs EPSG:$srsno -s_srs EPSG:$srsold $output.gml $kmlfilepath";
 shell_exec($query);
 }

Generated output of kml to gml –

KML to GML - Convert Keyhole to Geography
KML to GML – Convert Keyhole to Geography

If you have any problem regrading this tutorial, please let us know via comments  in provided comments box.

KML to SHP Shapefile – Convert

Convert kml to shp shapefile. Have you extracted and downloaded kml file from Google Earth or Google map and want to render it with your geo library which support shapefile? Do you have KML data given from third party and want to give a proper representation of data over map by converting the same in shapefile? If so, here is an article to convert kml to shp using command line tool ogr2ogr or using php code. While if you use QGIS tool, you can look over kml to shp convert using QGIS or else continue using this article.

KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is very popular GIS format. It is available in text format containing tags such as Placemark, SimpleField, SimpleData and ExtendedData etc. It contains whole information in tag. But when you need to see the geometry you may require Shapefile. This conversion can be done using Ogr2ogr utility from GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) and other GIS software such as QGIS, ArcGIS etc.

Convert kml to shp – Look Details For KML (Keyhole Markup Language) structure with Line feature-

<Schema name="India_roads" id="India_roads">
 <SimpleField name="MED_DESCRI" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="RTT_DESCRI" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="F_CODE_DES" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="ISO" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="ISOCOUNTRY" type="string"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="Length_km" type="float"></SimpleField>
 <SimpleField name="Latitude" type="string"></SimpleField>
 </Schema>
 <Folder><name>India_roads</name>
 <Placemark>
 <Style><LineStyle><color>ff0000ff</color></LineStyle><PolyStyle><fill>0</fill></PolyStyle></Style>
 <ExtendedData><SchemaData schemaUrl="#India_raods">
 <SimpleData name="MED_DESCRI">Without Median</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="RTT_DESCRI">Secondary Route</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="F_CODE_DES">Road</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="ISO">IND</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="ISOCOUNTRY">INDIA</SimpleData>
 <SimpleData name="Length_km">0.3</SimpleData>
 </SchemaData></ExtendedData>
 <LineString><coordinates>77.8277403975188,35.5012774951028 77.8257523065223,35.4995003281062</coordinates></LineString>
 </Placemark>
 <Placemark>

In the above given example, attribute fields are given with their data type. In style tag geometry style shown with color. Extended Data encloses attribute field name with values. In the last coordinates are given for particular line string. In similar way other lines, point and polygon are given in KML.

You may also look over converting Shapefile to kml using QGIS or shp to kml using ogr2ogr tool.

KML to SHP Shapefile – Convert

    • Go to IGIS Map Tool  and login with email id or if you are new user then register with a valid email id.
    • After login next step is to  Tap on Switch To and select Converter.
    • Next screen will be opened. Upload your data from system or drag & drop.
    • After uploading your data select the output data. For KML to Shapefile select SHP.
    • If you want your output in different coordinate reference system then click on change CRS.
    • Your converted file is directly published on the map. Download your converted file by clicking download icon.

For step by step approach check the video given below:

Convert from Keyhole Markup Language KML to SHP Shapefile using ogr2ogr utility-

For using this utility you need to install it in your system. To install this utility you can follow given commands,

KML to SHP Shapefile - Convert
KML to SHP Shapefile – Convert

If you already have install this utility or you want to check availability of this utility you can type ogr2ogr in terminal.

KML to SHP Shapefile - Convert

For conversion the given command need to be executed on terminal-

--- ogr2ogr -f 'ESRI Shapefile' Output_sahpefile.shp Input_KML.kml

Here -f defines the output file format and ‘ESRI shapefile’ is driver available.

PHP code for converting KML to SHP shapefile-

If you want the conversion using programing or don’t want to use terminal then this can also be done using PHP. You can create a function that defined this command as string and can give this string in shell_exec() method to execute. Shell_exec() actually execute the command and returns output as string.

public function KML_to_shp($KMLfilepath,$output){
 $query="ogr2ogr -f 'ESRI Shapefile'  $output.gml  $KMLfilepath";
 shell_exec($query);
 }

Generated output in QGIS software-

KML to SHP Shapefile - Convert
KML to SHP Shapefile – Convert

Change Coordinate System of shapefile generated from kml-

Changing coordinate system of output file can be done with this same ogr2ogr utility. It has various option for SRS (Spatial reference system), given below

-a_srs srs_def:

Assign an output SRS

-t_srs srs_def:

Reproject/transform to this SRS on output

-s_srs srs_def:

Override source SRS

These option can be used in command as-

— ogr2ogr -f ‘ESRI Shapefile’ -t_srs EPSG:32643 (new EPSG) -s_srs EPSG:4326 (old EPSG) shpchange.shp output1.kml

Generated shapefile from kml after changing coordinate system in QGIS software-

Convert- KML to Shapefile - Keyhole Markup Language

Hence, we get our shapefile. Furthermore, try our tool IGIS MAP Tool if you want to conversion in single click.

You also can visit Shapefile to GeoJSON, Shapefile to TopoJSON, Shapfile to geopackage, KML to shapefile conversion using QGIS etc.

If you face any problem during implementing this tutorial, please let us know. Feel free to comment in given comment box.

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