Adding KML objects to your maps

You can add geographic features and dynamic information, such as roads and traffic flow, to georeferenced maps by importing Keyhole Markup Language (KML) objects to the Map Manager role.

Before you begin

Create at least one georeferenced map.

What you should know

Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth and Google Maps. KML files define map objects that represent static features, such as roads and buildings, or dynamic information, such as weather conditions and traffic flow. They can only be used with georeferenced maps.
NOTE: Dynamic KML layers are refreshed on an interval defined in the KML file.

To add KML layers to your georeferenced maps:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Map Manager role, and click the Properties tab.
  3. Under the Map layers section, click Add an item ().
  4. In the Select layers to import dialog box, enter the path to a .kml or .kmz file.
    If the file was loaded successfully, a preview of the KML objects and a list of available layers is displayed. All layers are selected by default.
  5. If required, deselect any layers that are not needed.
  6. Click Import, and then click Apply.

After you finish

By default, newly imported KML layers are automatically shown on all georeferenced maps. If the KML information is not required in some maps, you must hide the KML layers in the map configuration.