Importing KML and KMZ data


    I have great deal of teaching data  in KMZ and KML format.  I would like to import my data into TLE to use as layers, in both desktop and Scidome platforms. 

    Any ideas and thoughts are greatly appreciated.




    Rob Benson


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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Rob, 


      You certainly can import your KMZ/KML files.  This is what you need to do:


      1.  Create a folder called Dynamic here:

      On Windows:

      Layered Earth\Earth Data\Layers\Dynamic

      On Mac:

      Right-click the TLE ---> Show Package Contents ---> Contents/Resources/Earth Data/Layers/Dynamic

      2.  Add your KMZ/KML files to the Dynamic folder.

      3.  Open TLE ---> Look in the bottom left corner under layers ---> Check your layer to run.


      Please let me know if this helps.


      Kind regards,




      Dynamic Layer in TLE.png
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      Rob Benson

      Hi Keiron,

      That appears to have done the trick.  I will push the envelope more during the week and see if I choke TLE.  "Reset" has never failed me!  The intent of course is to see what is reasonable and effective use.  So far the point data I put in plot exactly where I took it in the field!

      Now that I seem to have figured out how to ask questions, I have a number of other operational ideas.  Unless you prefer otherwise, I will ask them on the forum  just like this so you get them in your database. 

      I will try the same trick on Preflight and Renderbox on the Scidome.  I will let you know how that goes.

      You made my week!



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      Director, Edward M. Ryan Geology Museum
      Department of Biology and Earth Sciences
      Adams State University
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