Creating KML files from Map Maker

We can use OGR2OGR a command line opensource programme, that converts between a wide range of different formats.

Download info is available here.  FWTools is available on Windows, Mac, Linux.

OGR can also reproject the data.

ogr2ogr -f “KML” -s_srs “EPSG:27700” -t_srs EPSG:4326 OutputFile.kml InputFile.shp

will take the UK OS and make it work on Google Maps (e.g. above) or Google Earth.

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