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Share KML Data Simply as a PDF

Less is More

KML files can be displayed and easily created in free Earth viewers like Google Earth. Although convenient, KML files are typically displayed over detailed satellite imagery, which is not always necessary. By converting a KML to PDF you can continue to share data easily, but in an even more simple way. With FME you can complete this conversion and choose what components you would like to display, and how you want to display them.

Surrey Newton Neighbourhoods KML

Before: Neighbourhoods in the City of Surrey are shown as a KML file in Google Earth.

Surrey Newton Schools and Parks PDF

After: The neighbourhood boundaries with schools and parks being displayed as a PDF.

Customize Your PDF’s Style

Prepare your PDF for distribution by customizing the style and display of your data. See a red point that you want painted black? Use the PDFStyler and PDFPageFormatter transformers in FME’s intuitive drag-and-drop graphical user interface to help you easily make these changes and add descriptive text to your file.

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Automate KML Transformations

With FME Server you can automate tedious tasks so that you can spend more time on analysis or brainstorming new ideas. Run your workflow automatically by the hour, day, month, or year to create up-to-date PDFs. You can even use publicly sourced online data from applications like Google Maps that constantly have new information being added.

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Our customers Cunning Running Software and Helsingin Energia & SpatialWorld use FME to create PDF maps of merged data for easy distribution. PDF’s are great for sharing because they are small files that can contain an extensive amount of information. Whether FME is being used behind the scenes or is in the forefront of your daily routine, you’ll be sure to always get what you need.

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KML

KML is XML-based notation for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on web based maps and earth browsers like Google Maps and Google Earth. It is an international standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium for all geobrowsers.

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Adobe PDF

Adobe PDF documents can contain text, tables, and even geospatial layers to display maps with georeferenced metadata

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FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial data. Save time by using its drag-and-drop interface to connect data from hundreds of formats and applications, transform data in limitless ways, and automate virtually any data workflow.

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