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Qimera Export Surface To KML Dialog

How to Start

  1. Export to KML... option from the Export→Dynamic Surface sub-menu of the Main Menu toolbar.
  2. Export to KML... option from the Export→Static Surface sub-menu of the Main Menu toolbar.

What it Does

This dialog will export the selected surface to a Google Earth comparable KML or KMZ file.

General Description

Exporting to KML can be configured with the following options. 

Output Directory

The Output Directory indicates the path to the directory where the file will be saved. This path can be modified using the Browse button.

Base Name

The Base Name textfield contains the filename that will be used when saving the file.

Image Tile Size

Selecting an Image Tile Size from the ComboBox will limit KML files to the selected tile/pixel size. Additional files will be created to ensure the entire surface is exported. If No Tiling is selected a single KML will be exported. 


When 'Flatten' is unchecked all KML exports are created with Altitude Mode 'clampToSeaFloor'. This mode ignores any altitude values and drapes the feature on the bottom of any major body of water. If the feature is located away from a body of water the feature will be clamped to the ground level instead. 

Checking the 'Flatten' button export the KML with no Altitude Mode resulting in a flat image.

Link To Original Data

Including a link in this textfield will add the KML link tag in the exported file.

Local Disk Files

Creates the file on the local disk with the two following options; 

Compress into a KMZ file

Compresses the KML files into a single KMZ file. This will not delete the original KML files.

Startup Google Earth

Selecting this option will attempt to launch the Google Earth Application if it is installed on the local pc with the exported file. 

Web-ready files

Files can be uploaded to a server after creation. 


The url of the server. 

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