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Import or Export Google Earth friendly KML files

Introduction

You may use or at least have heard about Google Earth. Google Earth is an amazing application to visualize your farm or other real estate project. It’s free and everybody can use it, but it’s limited in its customization tools and sometimes tricky to use and quickly gets cluttered. Fortunately Farmapper helps with that. Farmapper supports KML import and export. You can use export KML to save your data in a format, which Google Earth understands. If you (or someone) created your maps in Google Earth before, then it’s also possible to get the KML file and import into Farmapper.

Export KML definition

To export your farm project to a KML file, tap on the Reports button to expand dropdown list, choose Generate KML from the list Figure 1.
Figure 1: Generating KML file
This will open a window where you can change name of the KML file Figure 2. The last thing you need to do to generate the document is to tap "Generate". To export your farm project to a KML file, tap on the "Generate KML" button
The content of the KML file depends on the selection in the tracts and stickers lists. If you select nothing KML will contain the whole project. If you make some selections then the KML will only contain the selected files.
Figure 2: Generating KML file
You can find the generated documents in "Docs" tab Figure 3.
Figure 3: List of added documents
Tap the document and it will be download to your devicer's resources and opening it will load it into the Google Earth application Figure 4.
Figure 4: Your farm after exporting and opening in Google Earth

Import KML definition

If you want to import data from the KML file to McFinney Farmapper. All you need to do is select "KML Import" from the "Inputs" list Figure 5. Immediately afterwards, the "Upload custom shapes from kml" window will be displayed. In the middle there is a button "Select file to upload" tap on it and select from the resources of your device the KML file that you want to open in Farmapper Figure 6. After a while you will see a project that will contain the same elements as the file. Then you can work with projects, edit it and modify it as you like using all available McFinney Farmapper tools.
Figure 5: Import KML file to Farmapper
Figure 6: Selecting KML file to open
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