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Exporting KML Super Overlays into a directory hierarchy

jdh5259
jdh5259 Global Mapper UserTrusted User
edited July 2012 in Raster Data
My KML exports are very large and I have many of them. I am unable to and do not need to compress them into a KMZ so I must export as a KML. I currently have the Super Overlays option selected because I do need the different levels of detail that it provides. However, I run into a huge problem because ALL of my files from the exports are exported into the same directory and there a A LOT of files exported. This causes a lot of problems with my file system.

I was wondering if there was an option to export the KML Super Overlays into a directory hierarchy that does not take so long to access. Something such as creating folders for the different levels (L1, L2, L3, etc) and rows similar to the normal grid functionality. The normal grid feature can create folders from each row (or column) but it does not perform the same effect that the Super Overlays give with the different levels. It would be difficult to mimic (and unnecessary in my opinion) the Super Overlay functionality using the grid feature.

I haven't been able to find a way to do this yet and any solution to this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Comments

  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited July 2012
    Do you actually need the KML part or are you just using the super overlay stuff to get multi-level tiled exports? If the latter, you might instead use File->Export Web Format and export to Google Maps, then select the option to generate world files for each exported image. You can then load them back in (or create a map catalog) and they will be split into different folders for each zoom level.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • jdh5259
    jdh5259 Global Mapper User Trusted User
    edited July 2012
    Yes I do actually need the KML as well as the multi-level tiled exports.

    Thanks.
  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited July 2012
    I have made a change so that if you have the box checked on the Gridding tab to create separate folders for each row that your KML/KMZ super-overlay export will create separate folders for the zoom levels and rows of tiles. I have placed a new build at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper13.zip with the latest changes for you to try. Simply download that file and extract the contents into your existing v13.xx installation folder to give it a try. If you are using the 64-bit v13 version there is a new build at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper13_64bit.zip .

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • jdh5259
    jdh5259 Global Mapper User Trusted User
    edited July 2012
    Thank you so much! I was not expecting a new build or anything but this helps out tremendously. This is going to save a lot of time.

    Thanks again. I appreciate the fast responses and assistance.
  • jdh5259
    jdh5259 Global Mapper User Trusted User
    edited July 2012
    It is also worth noting for anyone else that may find this functionality useful that it works great with the script as well. Simply add the GRID_CREATE_FOLDERS=YES command to your KML/KMZ super overlay raster export.
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