Download Australia Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – States, Local Government Area, Postal Areas and more

Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of Australia administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of Australia are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats. 


  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
  • You need to login for downloading the shapefile.

Download Free Shapefile Data of Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country of the world by total area. It is a continent surrounded by Indian and Pacific oceans. Australia as a continent also exist as country, where Australia Continent does have Australia,  partially Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Australia is one of the world’s most highly urbanized countries. Major cities of Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide. Canberra is its capital city, which can be seen in the shapefile downloaded from below links.

Australia GIS Data - National Boundary
Australia National Boundary

Download Australia National Outline Boundary Shapefile

Download Australia States Shapefile Data

The states and territories are federated administrative divisions in Australia, ruled by regional governments that constitute the second level of governance between the federal government and local governments. The Federation of Australia constitutionally consists of six federated states and ten federal territories, out of which three are internal territories contiguous to the Australian mainland; and the other seven are external territories and other offshore dependent territories.

Federal States

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Internal Territories

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Jervis Bay Territory
  • Northern Territory

External Territories

  • Ashmore and Cartier Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Coral Sea Islands
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Norfolk Island
  • Australian Antarctic Territory
Australia GIS Data - States Boundaries
Australia State Boundaries

Download Australia State Boundaries Shapefile

Download Australia Local Government Areas Shapefile Data

Local government is the third level of government in Australia, administered with limited autonomy under the states and territories, and in turn beneath the federal government. The Australian local government is generally run by a council, and its territory of public administration is referred to generically by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as the local government area or LGA, each of which encompasses multiple suburbs or localities often of different postcodes; however, stylized terms such as “city”, “borough” and “shire” also have a geographic or historical interpretation. As of August 2016, there were 547 local councils in Australia.

This shapefile covers following shire or council listed below:

  • Inner West Council
  • Council of the City of Sydney
  • Burwood Council
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Council
  • City of Banyule
  • City of Darebin
  • City of Boroondara
  • City of Yarra
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Port Phillip
  • City of Stonnington
  • City of Manningham
  • City of Whitehorse
  • City of Hobsons Bay
  • City of Wyndham
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • City of Monash
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • City of Adelaide
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Surf Coast Shire
  • Golden Plains Shire
  • Shire of Colac Otway
  • Shire of Corangamite
  • Shire of Pyrenees
  • City of Ballarat
  • Shire of Moorabool
  • City of Melton
  • City of Brimbank
  • City of Hume
  • Shire of Macedon Ranges
  • City of Moreland
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Shire of Mitchell
  • Shire of Hepburn
  • City of Moonee Valley
  • City of Maribyrnong
  • Shire of Nillumbik
  • City of Glen Eira
  • Shire of Murrindindi
  • City of Bayside
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • City of Frankston
  • City of Casey
  • Shire of Mornington Peninsula
  • City of Knox
  • City of Maroondah
  • Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Shire of Cardinia
  • Shire of Baw Baw
  • Shire of South Gippsland
  • Bass Coast Shire
  • Shire of Mount Alexander
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Shire of Loddon
  • Rural City of Mildura
  • Shire of West Wimmera
  • Shire of Hindmarsh
  • Shire of Yarriambiack
  • Shire of Buloke
  • Rural City of Swan Hill
  • Shire of Strathbogie
  • Shire of Campaspe
  • Rural City of Ararat
  • Shire of Moyne
  • City of Warrnambool
  • Shire of Northern Grampians
  • Shire of Southern Grampians
  • Shire of Mansfield
  • Shire of Central Goldfields
  • Shire of Wellington
  • Rural City of Wangaratta
  • Rural City of Benalla
  • Latrobe City
  • Shire of Glenelg
  • Rural City of Horsham
  • Shire of East Gippsland
  • Alpine Shire
  • Shire of Towong
  • Shire of Gannawarra
  • City of Greater Shepparton
  • Shire of Moira
  • Shire of Indigo
  • City of Wodonga
  • District Council of Grant
  • City of Mount Gambier
  • Albury City Council
  • Greater Hume Shire Council
  • Wattle Range Council
  • Victoria-Daly Region
  • City of Darwin
  • Bundaberg Region
  • Wentworth Shire Council
  • Central Darling Shire Council
  • Bourke Shire Council
  • Broken Hill City Council
  • Balranald Shire Council
  • Brewarrina Shire Council
  • Walgett Shire Council
  • Cobar Shire Council
  • Bogan Shire Council
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • Hay Shire Council
  • Carrathool Shire Council
  • Warren Shire Council
  • Lachlan Shire Council
  • Murray River Council
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
  • Edward River Council
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • Richmond Valley Council
  • Griffith City Council
  • Kyogle Council
  • Tenterfield Shire Council
  • Glen Innes Severn Council
  • Armidale Regional Council
  • Nambucca Shire Council
  • Bellingen Shire Council
  • Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Lismore City Council
  • Ballina Shire Council
  • Tweed Shire Council
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Kempsey Shire Council
  • Walcha Council
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
  • Dungog Shire Council
  • Port Stephens Council
  • Upper Hunter Shire Council
  • Maitland City Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Cessnock City Council
  • Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Singleton Council
  • Inverell Shire Council
  • Central Coast Council
  • Randwick City Council
  • Waverley Council
  • Woollahra Municipal Council
  • Georges River Council
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Strathfield Municipal Council
  • Cumberland Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • City of Parramatta Council
  • City of Canada Bay Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Council of the City of Ryde
  • The Council of the Shire of Hornsby
  • The Hills Shire Council
  • Hawkesbury City Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Willoughby City Council
  • Berrigan Shire Council
  • Murrumbidgee Council
  • Federation Council
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council
  • Snowy Valleys Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • Bega Valley Shire Council
  • Wagga Wagga City Council
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
  • Yass Valley Council
  • Mid-Coast Council
  • Junee Shire Council
  • Temora Shire Council
  • Hilltops Council
  • Bland Shire Council
  • Weddin Shire Council
  • Cowra Shire Council
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council
  • Uralla Shire Council
  • Gwydir Shire Council
  • Gilgandra Shire Council
  • Dubbo Regional Council
  • Warrumbungle Shire Council
  • Mid-Western Regional Council
  • Cabonne Council
  • Parkes Shire Council
  • Narromine Shire Council
  • The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill
  • North Sydney Council
  • Lane Cove Municipal Council
  • Mosman Municipal Council
  • Penrith City Council
  • Wollondilly Shire Council
  • Camden Council
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Lithgow City Council
  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Wingecarribee Shire Council
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Oberon Council
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council
  • The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Coolamon Shire Council
  • Narrandera Shire Council
  • Lockhart Shire Council
  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council
  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Narrabri Shire Council
  • Gunnedah Shire Council
  • Leeton Shire Council
  • Forbes Shire Council
  • Blayney Shire Council
  • Orange City Council
  • Kangaroo Island Council
  • Yorke Peninsula Council
  • Renmark Paringa Council
  • District Council of Loxton Waikerie
  • Southern Mallee District Council
  • Tatiara District Council
  • Naracoorte Lucindale Council
  • District Council of Robe
  • Kingston District Council
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Local Government Area
  • Maralinga Tjarutja
  • District Council of Coober Pedy
  • Municipal Council of Roxby Downs
  • Uia Riverland Local Government Area
  • Berri Barmera Council
  • Pastoral Unincorporated Area
  • Port Augusta City Council
  • Flinders Ranges Council
  • District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
  • District Council of Peterborough
  • Mid Murray Council
  • Unincorporated Area
  • Bayside Council
  • Coorong District Council
  • District Council of Karoonda East Murray
  • Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • District Council of Ceduna
  • District Council of Streaky Bay
  • Wudinna District Council
  • District Council of Elliston
  • Coonamble Shire Council
  • Alexandrina Council
  • City of Victor Harbor
  • District Council of Yankalilla
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • Mount Barker District Council
  • City of Swan
  • Bayswater
  • City of Belmont
  • Waverley Council
Australia GIS Data - LGA Boundaries
Australia LGA Boundaries

Download Australia LGA Boundaries Shapefile

Download Australia Postal Areas Shapefile Data

There are over 2670 postal area boundaries in the following data

Australia GIS Data - Postal Area Boundaries
Australia Postal Area Boundaries

Download Australia Postal Area Boundaries Shapefile

Other Administrative Boundary Data:

Australia Demographic Data:

Download Free Shapefile for the following:

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Denmark
  7. Germany
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Japan
  11. Kenya
  12. Lebanon
  13. Madagascar
  14. Malaysia Shapefile
  15. Mexico Shapefile
  16. Mongolia
  17. New Zealand
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  23. South Africa Province Shapefile
  24. South Korea
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  26. United Kingdom Shapefile
  27. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  28. Vietnam

Disclaimer : If you find any shapefile data of country provided is in correct do contact us or comment below, so that we will correct the same in our system as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap.

Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

Download Free Shapefile Maps – Shapefile is one of the most common and extensively use vector file format of GIS (Geographical Information System), developed by ESRI as an open Specification, which consist of collection of files viz .shp, .shx and .dbf extension with same prefix name. You might be hunting to Download free shapefile for completing either your small industrial work for POC or for academic project use or for any NGO work.

Download GIS Data From Here

Here you will find the links of best resources to Download Shapefile for free, either its polygon, polyline and point feature shapefile, covering different subjects like Administrative Area Boundaries, Roads, Railways, population etc across the world. You may also look to download Digital Terrain DEM.

Download Free Shapefile Maps - different sources

Note: The Data Shapefile Downloaded from provided below link here, may or may not be authentic, accurate or incomplete. To check data correctness and accuracy, you need to research and recheck before using it. Also Shapefiles are downloaded for free from different organization or websites link and should be used according to
their respective terms and conditions, so please read T&C before using it for any purpose.

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Shapefile download link

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Denmark
  7. Fiji
  8. Germany
  9. India
  10. Indonesia
  11. Japan
  12. Kenya
  13. Lebanon
  14. Madagascar
  15. Malaysia Shapefile
  16. Mexico Shapefile
  17. Mongolia
  18. New Zealand
  19. Netherland
  20. Nigeria
  21. Papua New Guinea
  22. Philippines
  23. Poland
  24. Singapore
  25. South Africa Province Shapefile
  26. South Korea
  27. Tunisia
  28. United Kingdom Shapefile
  29. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  30. Vietnam

Download GIS Data of other states of the USA

If you are looking for any shapefile of country which is not listed above please comment below so that we can search in our pitara of shapefile. If we found we can upload it on the same.

Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

1.) Diva GIS

Website is developed by Robert Hijmans, which provides free Shapefile to download, covering around 244 countries. You can directly select the country and category of shapefile and press on OK button to start download. Subject Category option you will find here are Administrative Areas (Boundaries), Inland Water, Roads, RailRoads, Elevation, Land cover, population, Climate  and Gazetteer.

2.) GADM :

GADM is a spatial database of Global Administrative Areas, which covers all countries data defining boundaries such as provinces, taluk, departments, counties, krong etc. GADM listed around 253 countries currently, the different files formats are available along with shapefile such as Esri File Geodatabase, Geopackage(Spatial Lite), R(Spatial Polygon Dataframes), Google Earth .kmz and ESRI personal geodatabase. The coordinate reference system of each file is in longitude/latitude and the datum is WGS84.

3.) Natural Earth Data:

“Natural Earth is a public Domain Map data-set available at at 1:10m(Large scale data), 1:50m(medium scale data), and 1:110 million scales (Small Scale data).” Cultural, physical and raster category data can be downloaded from each scale. Data can be downloaded as shapefile (shp) or GeoDB or as SQLite. Natural Earth is maintained by Nathaneiel V. KELSO and Tom Patterson. Here is the screenshot of shapefile from QGIS (Quantum GIS) tool of 1:10m all shapefile layers uploaded at once.

Download Free Shapefile Maps
QGIS View – Download Free Shapefile Maps

4.) Geofabrik:

Geofabrik provides the current data from the Openstreetmap database, which is available either for free as well as premium shapefiles. Data can be downloaded as .osm and file. Select the continent from the link provided for which you need to download the data. Further you can either select the country for filtering out more and hit the link to download the data.

5.) Open Street Map data

This service is created by Jochen Topf and Christoph Hormann. Following data sets and its subcategories shapefiles can be downloaded from this website.
a.) Coastline Data processing: It covers land polygons of the world area i.e continents and islands, Water polygon i.e polygon for ocean, seas and other water bodies and coastlines as line strings.
b.) Generalized data sets: This section provides you to download Generalized coastline polygon shapefiles.
c.) Antarctic icesheet: Antarctic icesheet polygons and icesheet outlines can be obtained from here.

6.) Gis-Lab info:

World data shapefile can be downloaded from GIS lab. This global data are separated into 4 parts i.e Eur, Noa, Soa and Sas Zones, which you can see the image provided below. This data shapefile is in zipped with 7z compressor and all data are in Latitude / Longitude and WGS84 coordinate system.

Select different zone to Download Free Shapefile Maps
Select different zone to Download Free Shapefile Maps

7.) MapCruzin:

While the website does not look user friendly, you need to hunt over different country shapefiles at different area. Both free as well as paid Shapefile can be obtained and downloaded given.

8.) Sedac data:

SocioEconomic Data and Applications Center provides data as zipfile of ESRI File geodatabases or shapefiles, and have decimal degree geographic coordinates system with datum WGS84 (world Geodetic System spheroid of 1984). Continent based regional data is available as shown below. Before downloading the data, you need to register and sign in to their system.

Continent Based data - Download Free Shapefile
Continent Based data – Download Free Shapefile

9.) Marine Regions:

If you are working on Sea or marine related subject, this website may help you to get the direct data to link to the relevant website from which you can get the shapefile maps data.

It might be possible that the data which you might have downloaded from website provided here, can be of different format which was not required. For this, you can refer to following articles where you can convert different GIS data format to any of it.

Convert KML to shapefile

Convert Shapefile to KML

Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON

Convert GeoJSON to topojson

Merging two or more than two Shapefile

You may also find these links which makes you to download free shapefile map for particular region:

Is the above provided links are not fulfilling your need. Than the best option you can opt for is to create your own shapefile with the help of QGIS and openstreetmap. You can easily download the data from their and then edit it make it more clear according to your requirement. If you are new to QGIS then let me provide you some tutorial link which helps you to digitize the OSM data and create shapefile.

For what purpose you need to download shapefiles? Which project you are working on? Which website you to get the map data? Do share your valuable thoughts by commenting below. I hope that the above list have definitely helped you in finding the right website to get free shapefile download, while their might be possibilities that I have not listed some of the website which should be present in the list. Please help us by providing those links by commenting below.

Edit – Export – download data from OpenStreetMap in QGIS

Edit – Export – download data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). Open Street Map is a free editable map of the world, and is very easy to handle. Here in this post we will see how to edit and create geometries on open street map. Also how to export, download and convert the .osm file to any other file.

Steps to Edit – Export – Download data from OpenStreetMap:

1.) Sign in – Before starting editing you need to have one Account in OpenStreetMap to your, so create the one if you don’t have any and login with your account.

2.) Click the Edit dropdown menu button, placed at the upper left of the map, where you will find following three options:

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap
Edit – Export – download data from OpenStreetMap

Where In-Browser editor are used to edit online and JOSM is used for offline editing.

3.) Lets try with iD In-Browser editor for demonstrating editing here. So click Edit with iD option.

4.) Screen will shows up as follows:

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap

In right hand side you have various option which you can explore one by one and is very easy to understand. Bing Ariel imagery is preferred in background which is by default is in background however you can select any background you want.

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap

5.) Now we can start editing. You can select either Point, Line or Polygon from your screen.

6.) Click on the screen on the location where you want to edit. If you selected a point then just click on the location and press enter and then fill the entries on the left hand side and give necessary information.

7.) Click save and your edits will be saved, which you may see it again by opening the osm in another session. Likewise you can digitize lines and polygons.

8.) You can export the map from osm and it will be downloaded to your computer with extension .osm.

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap
Edit – Export – download data from OpenStreetMap

The exported .osm file can be opened in QGIS or many other GIS tools.

Here I am showing you how to open .osm file in QGIS. Select Add Vector Layer icon as shown below, and browse to the location where you saved the downloaded file and click open.

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap

A pop-up will open. Select layers as shown in figure.

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap
Edit – Export – download data from OpenStreetMap

Now select OK. The downloaded map will be imported on the map canvas. In the layers space, you can see four layers which was exported as an example which are .osm layers and can be easily converted to any other GIS vector file like shapefiles.

Download OpenStreetMap OSM data directly from QGIS:

1.) We can also download osm map of our desired location to our computer using QGIS.

2.) In QGIS click vector and click openstreetmap and click download data.

Edit - Export - download data from OpenStreetMap

3.) Enter the coordinates. Click … and give the name of the output file and click download.

4.) Downloading will take some time depending on the size of the data.

QGIS tutorial – A simple Guide

After downloading map you can convert back the osm data to any other spatial data, preserving database attributes too. You can also use some advance plugin given in repository of QGIS. I hope this post would have helped you to export Spatial data with the help of OpenStreetMap. If you are getting any problem in performing the steps do comment below also, if have any other tricks to export spatial data from openstreetmap or any other source do provide us the reference by commenting below.

Download Google Earth Pro for Free – Official License

Download Google Earth Pro for Free – Official License. Google Earth is geographical information program and virtual globe software, provided by Google over the last 10 years, which is very useful tool for scientist, GIS analyst, hobbyist and for general public. Where Google Earth basic is Free, while Google previously distributing Google Earth pro version costing you around $399, providing more features than the basic version, which can now be downloaded for free getting a valid free licence.

Download Google Earth Pro for Free - Official License

Comparison list – Google Earth Basic vs Google Earth Pro version

But before downloading the Google Earth pro version which is actually free for now, we may compare Google Earth Basic version with Google Earth pro version and also list out extra features which makes your life easier going pro.

  • Google Earth provide Screen Resolution print images, while pro version of earth provides Premium high resolution images.
  • Earth enables you to import and Geolocate GIS images manually, while with pro version GIS images can be easily Geo-located Automatically.
  • Also pro version of Google earth makes you to import Super large images file for Overlays, while with basic earth would only limit you to import maximum texture size image files.
  • With all the above comparison, With Google Earth Pro you can make offline HD movies.
  • Can measure area, radius and circumference on the ground.
  • Map multiple points.
  • View demographic, parcel and traffic data layer.
  • Access to advanced importing features and map making tool.
  • Get the large data-set and batch Geocode address.
  • Spreadsheet Import: Ingest up to 2500 addresses at a time, assigning Placemarks and style templates in bulk.

Alternative of Google Earth

Check more: No Need of Google Routing

Download Google Earth Pro for Free – Grab valid License:

You just need to navigate to the official page of Google Earth, where you have to accept the terms and condition, and allow to download the Earth on your PC, either it is Mac, or Windows or Linux. Here is the link:

After installing it, you need to fill up the pop up window form, with valid email address and a license key. License code is ‘GEPFREE’. Your old license key would continue to work, if you already had one.

Download Google Earth Pro for Free - Official License
Download Google Earth Pro for Free – Official License

You may be intersted to see some tutorials on Google Earth:

No doubt Google with all different digital products, aims to makes your life easier and comfortable. There are many organization and individual, which are using Google Earth pro to perform different analysis, planning hikes, planning a new office building, trip to the mountains and placing solar panels on rooftops. Let us discuss by commenting below, where you use Google Earth pro? And how Earth software troubleshoot your work? Do download the Earth pro and enjoy its features.

Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth. Google earth can be named a virtual globe or map of earth, which provide high resolution view of any area in recent years or any period of time from last decades. Always its not possible to go for field survey and prepare the layers like roads, places, river, water-body , settlements etc for any GIS application as it need resources and manual work which increases cost and project duration. Why do not one use a efficient way for the creation of layers like digitize kmz from the Google earth and convert it to shape-file or use directly. You can also see for how to save, create and export kml file from Google map. To digitize and save kmz from Google earth following steps need to be followed.

Steps to Create save digitize and download  kml or kmz from Google Earth

1) Start with running the application of Google earth on desktop or laptop, wait till the globe appears in the Google earth application window.

Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth
Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

2) Add a folder to the My places contained by Places window of Google earth as shown in fig below.

3) Give name which you want to give to kmz in the tab opened clicking on the My place>add>folder button.Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

4) To plot a kmz of line type click on the Add Path button on the toolbar placed on the top of the window.Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth
Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

5) Start digitizing with the left click of the mouse and scrolling the window up, down, left and right by pressing the scroll wheel and zoom in and zoom out by rotating the scroll wheel inward and outward. To undo plotted points adjoining line press right click.

6) Save every line feature in the same folder named for kmz. Name of the feature can be edited by right click on the feature in the place window and going to properties of the feature. Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google EarthCreate save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

7) Now after digitizing all feature save the kmz to the desired destination by right clicking on the folder in the My places.Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth
Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

8) Lastly the question may arise how to digitize kmz with polygon and point feature. For polygon feature click on Add Polygon on the tool bar and for point feature click on Add Place marks on the toolbar.                                                                 Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth
Create save digitize and download kml or kmz from Google Earth

Note: Google provides Google Earth and this kind of service for free. But i suppose, if you are going to extract and create KML file with your program in bulk, then Google may notify you for the same.

You may also look on some other tutorial:

Thus Kmz is digitized and saved from Google earth. One may convert the kmz to shp in any GIS software like ArcGIS, QGIS, Global Mapper. Do comment below if you are getting any issue in performing above steps. Also do let us know in what way and in which application you are using KML file for performing GIS operation, by putting the information in the below provided space.

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map.  Google map or Google Earth makes use of KML or keyhole markup language, to display features, which actually stores geographic features in Vector format. You can create KML file from Google map for mapping and displaying the same by again uploading the same KML file on Google map or created KML file converted from Shapefile. Before creating KML file on Google map, you should have an Google account and should be logged in wtih that. So that once KML file created, you would be able to see it in My Places of Google map after wards. You can also look link for how to create KML file from Google earth.

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

Note: Google provides Google map and this kind of service for free. But i suppose, if you are going to extract and create KML file with your program in bulk, then Google may notify you for the same.

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map
Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

Steps to Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

1.) Open Google map and sign in with all in one Google account.

2.) Click the setting button which appears at the bottom right corner of map as shown below (New Google map), and select My places. Or if you are using old map theme, then choose my places from top right corner.

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

  • Update: If you are not getting my places option from here, then you click on left side Menu icon (three lines) and select your places and tap on Maps.

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

Once you clicked your places select the Maps.

3.) Now click on Create Map (in the last with blue font) which will open new link in new tab and select Create Map again.

4.) Perform and create a map, with the help of tool bars as shown below, Which has following options i.e

  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Select item
  • Add a Marker
  • Draw a line
  • Add direction
  • Measure distance and Area.
Create save Export and download KML file from Google map
Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

5.)Name your map, by clicking on untitled map. You can now Add layers too, i.e for Adding Markers, which will be treated as point feature, make different layer while for Adding direction or line
you can have different layer.

  • Note: You cannot have more than 3 layers for the same map project for Free. You need to go for Google map pro.
Create save Export and download KML file from Google map
Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

Here is the look, i had created 3 layers, i.e 1st one is Point layer, 2nd is Direction layer and 3rd is Line layer, as shown above.

6.) Once you are done with creating map, click the folder icon, shown just below your title of map project and Select Export as KML. Now you can export the entire map or either of the layer by selecting the options. Done.

Create save Export and download KML file from Google map

You can now share your map you created map and can also embed it in your website. What are your plannings with the newly created KML file? Do you want to convert kml file to shapefile. Do comment below, how you use KML file so that me as well as our visitors will come to know about new technology and uses. Your valuable suggestion and questions are always welcomed by commenting below in the section provided.