KML to GeoTIFF – Vector to Raster Conversion

KML or Keyhole Markup Language is a collection of geospatial data on map and commonly used in Google Earth or google services. TIFF (also known as Tagged Image File Format) is a file format for transferring, storing, and displaying raster images. Scanned aerial photography and maps, as well as digital satellite imagery and other geographic data, can be found in this file format.

GeoTIFF is a public domain metadata standard which allows georeferencing information to be embedded within a TIFF file. The potential additional information includes projections, coordinate systems, ellipsoids, datums, and everything else necessary to establish the exact spatial reference for the file.

Using IGIS Map Tool you can easily convert – GeoJSON to TIFF. You can also do other GIS Data Conversion using this tool.

IGISMAP to Convert KML to GeoTIFF

For KML to TIFF 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 KML file which you want to convert. You can upload your file from system or select from the Recent Files.

Converter Tool - Upload KML
Upload KML

Here we have uploaded the KML file of New York state of USA.

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

Converter Tool - GeoTIFF as Output Format
Select GeoTIFF as Output Format

After clicking the Convert File button, your KML file will be converted to GeoTIFF file after a few seconds and will be available for downloading in the Converted Files section of the dashboard.

Download TIFF File
Download TIFF File

Raster files are currently not available for processing in IGISMAP, thus the output GeoTIFF file cannot be visualized in the map canvas. Instead it will be available for download in the Converted Files section.

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.

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