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Export of planimeter objects (Routes and Areas)

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When exporting planimeter objects (areas and routes) you can pick from the following options:



Google Earth kml


Allows to view and edit objects in Google Earth app for Mac/PC. Same as Google Earth KMZ option, but doesn't allow to transfer images and audio notes.

Route is exported as a series of placemarks. Area is exported in a way that each point is represented as a separate placemark, plus area is added as a Polygon/LinearRing object. LinearRing means that coordinate of the first points is used as both first and last coordinate of a Polygon/LinearRing.

Google Earth KMZ



KMZ format allows to "pack" more information inside the single archive of a planimeter shape. As each planimeter point can have image and audio note attached, this is all packed inside the KMZ archive and made available for you in the following way:

- Images. Available directly in the Google Earth by tapping on a point annotation (see screenshot above).
- Audio notes. As Google Earth does not allow showing audio notes, you can still extract them from the KMZ file. Simply change .kmz extension to .zip and extract to get access to audio notes:

Notes are attached with .caf extension.

Route is exported as a series of placemarks. Area is exported in a way that each point is represented as a separate placemark, plus area is added as a Polygon/LinearRing object. 

GPX - GPS Exchange format


Exports points as <wpt> GPX elements. Keeps the order of points.


For both Route and Area points are not representing a Linear Ring - that is, the first point on the sequence is not copied as the last one. If you have N points in Route or Area, points are exported as 1, 2, .. N.

GPX Route - GPS Exchange format


Puts points as <rtept> inside the <rte> - GPX route elements. Keeps the order of points.


If you have N points in Route or Area, points are exported as 1, 2, .. N.

Garmin csv with no header row


Simple comma separated file that can be open in Excel/Numbers or on Garmin devices. Keeps the order of points.


Order of fields is:
- Longitude
- Latitude
- Name
- Description



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