Global Mapper v24.0

Importing kml/kmz files from google earth

thomaspreuth
thomaspreuth Global Mapper User
edited September 2007 in Vector Data
Hello forummembers,

I like to import some polygons, created in and with Google Earth into Globalmapper.
When I try to open these kmz-files I receive an error notification, that these files could not be read.
"Error parsing KML file.Some data may be missing"
Does anybody know this problem and is there a solution for it?
I use globalmapper 9.00 and Google Earth 4.2

Thanks in advance,
Thomas

Comments

  • PaulTocknell
    PaulTocknell Forum Administrator Unconfirmed
    edited September 2007
    Would you feel comfortable attaching the KML/KMZ files so we could try?
  • thomaspreuth
    thomaspreuth Global Mapper User
    edited September 2007
    Hello,

    I just have atteched a file to test.

    Cheers,
    Thomas
  • thomaspreuth
    thomaspreuth Global Mapper User
    edited September 2007
    sorry, the attachment manager does not permit to upload kmz files...
  • thomaspreuth
    thomaspreuth Global Mapper User
    edited September 2007
    Hello,

    I just have atteched a file to test.

    Cheers,
    Thomas

    alright it is inside the attached zip file
  • PaulTocknell
    PaulTocknell Forum Administrator Unconfirmed
    edited September 2007
    What I did was open the file you gave me in Google Earth (newest version...just downloaded) and then saved the file locally on my computer. After that I opened it, with no problems in Global Mapper.

    Paul

  • thomaspreuth
    thomaspreuth Global Mapper User
    edited September 2007
    Hello,

    in my case it still does not work..
    but when i save the polygon as a kml file then i can open it in globalmapper...
    weird...

    Nevertheless, thank you for your support.

    Thomas
  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited September 2007
    I just extracted your KMZ file from the .zip and it loaded fine into Global Mapper. From what you are describing (i.e. able to load from KML but not KMZ), it sounds like perhaps your drive with your temp folder on it is out of space or not writable. When Global Mapper loads an archive file (like a .zip, .kmz, or .tar.gz file), it first extracts the contents of that file to a folder under your Temp folder (wherever you have that set to be), then loads any recognized files from there. If it cannot extract the data, you will get errors.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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