KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is an official Open Geospatial Consortium format that is used in many industries. By converting shapefile vector data into a KML file, those unfamiliar with GIS will still be able to view the shape and location of your data. Your newly created KML files can be viewed using free Earth viewers like Google Earth or ArcGIS Earth.
Having problems because you want a KML file, but only have a shapefile version of a dataset? Look no further! FME can easily transform your data with the drag-and-drop styled workspace. Learn to use transformers for converting coordinate systems and adding information to your dataset with the variety of tutorials that our experts have made on shapefile and KML conversions.
FME is designed to improve your productivity so you can spend more time using your data and less time fighting with it. Once configured in its intuitive graphical user interface, SHP to KML transformation workflows can run automatically in the background using FME Server. Set up schedules to run your workflow and deliver results to those who need it.
Take the FME Server Tour
There are many KML specific transformers that will help you to create the exact KML file output that you want. Use the KMLStyler to enhance your data with colours, or the KMLTimeSetter to show how your data changes over time. FME is your golden ticket to an endless amount of conversions and transformations.