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What is KMLCSV Converter?  

KMLCSV Converter - Softpedia "100% FREE" Award

 

KMLCSV Converter is a free open source software that enables you to convert Google Earth KML file to a formatted CSV file (and vice versa). This CSV file can then be uploaded into your Garmin GPS by using Garmin POI Loader, which can be downloaded for free. This allows you to easily plot all custom point of interests (POI) through Google Earth first before transfering them into your Garmin GPS. For further instruction in how to use to do so, please refer to the Tutorial.

  

 

Download

 

You can download the latest KMLCSV Converter release here.

 

 

What's New in KMLCSV Converter 2.1.0

 

Here are some of the major highlights of this new release:-

 

  1. Cross-platform compatible (Windows, Mac OSX and Linux).
    • I have tested this software against Windows XP and Mac OSX (Leopard).
    • The Linux releases are not tested. My linux boxes are down at the moment. So, if the software doesn't work, I would like to hear from you.
  2. Rewrote the whole software using Eclipse RCP Framework to provide more stability.
  3. Highly configurable.
    • You can now specify the mappings between the KML tags and CSV fields.
  4. Smaller footprint compared to past releases.
    • I received a few requests from institutions where they were parsing millions of KML Placemarks. This caused the software performance slowed down tremendously because these data were initially loaded into memory first. In this new release, the parsed data from the file are streamed directly to the viewer or to other file.
  5. A watched folder tree viewer that provides you an easy access to all your KML and CSV files.
  6. Ability to launch external application, such as Google Earth and Garmin POI Loader from this software.

 

 

Troubleshoot

 

KMLCSV Converter requires at least JRE 1.5 to run. If you are unable to run the software, please visit http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp. Then, download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Finally, restart your computer and try the software again.

  

 

Who Uses KMLCSV Converter

 

I have been receiving numerous feature requests from various institutions. As an author of this software, I would love to know who uses this software and how you use it so that I further accommodate your needs. This will at least help me to create a justification to further work on this open source software while attempting to strike a balance between my busy work life and contributing my knowledge and skills back to the community. In return, I would like to list your institution name below. So, if you are happy with this software and wish to list your institution name here, please email me at "meteoric at rocketmail dot com" from your institution email so that I know it is from a legitimate person. Please prefix your email subject as "KMLCSV". Thank you.

 

  • (Your institution name could go here...)

 

 

How to Report Bugs or Request Features

 

If you would like to report any bugs found or request new features to be incorporated into this tool, please submit them at https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=187921.

 

 

How to Link to this Project

  

You can insert this ultra cool logo in your webpage. Just copy and paste the below tags into your HTML file.

 

<a href="http://kmlcsv.sourceforge.net/"><img border="0" src="http://kmlcsv.pbworks.com/f/logo.jpg" /></a>
 

 

 

 

 

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