The power of CAD/GIS in GstarCAD

Spatial Manager for GstarCAD is a powerful GstarCAD plug-in developed for users who need to import, export, transform and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way

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Publishing to Google Earth

Export all or part of the objects in the visible Layers of the drawing and their data to a KML or KMZ file

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD includes a specific command designed to Export all or part of the objects in the visible Layers of the drawing and their data, to a KML or KMZ file (Google Earth) through a one-click operation

The current Layers organization and the properties of the Layers and objects are considered when creating the resulting GE file, and this file can be opened directly in Google Earth (if installed)

Quick creation and use

Regardless of the advanced Export capabilities of the application, the user will find a specific tool to Export all or part of the objects in the visible Layers of the drawing and their data, to a KML or KMZ file (Google Earth) through a one-click operation. In addition it is possible to open the file directly in Google Earth (if installed)

Clone the drawing

The process will consider the current Layers organization and the properties of the Layers and objects. The elements in the KML/KMZ file will assume the colors, weights, etc. of the objects in the drawing. A subdivision based on the types of the objects in the Layers will be also created for each Layer

Resources and Information

frequently asked questions

Current compatible GstarCAD applications:
  • GstarCAD
  • Standard, Professional and Educational editions
  • Versions: From v.2018 to v.2021 both included
System requirements:
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 100 MB free disk space, or more
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later
Spatial files
  • ESRI Shape file - (SHP)
  • Google Earth file - (KML, KMZ)
  • OpenStreetMap file - (OSM, PBF) (1)
  • LiDAR file - (LAS, LAZ) (1)
  • GPS exchange format file - (GPX) (1)
  • ASCII text file - (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
  • SQLite file - (SQLITE, DB)
  • GeoPackage file - (GPKG) (1)
  • GML file - (GML, GZ, XML)
  • Raster image file - (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
  • Autodesk SDF file - (SDF) (3)
  • MicroStation v.7 file - (DGN) (2)
  • AutoCAD DXF file - (DXF) (2)
  • ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) - (E00) (1) (2)
  • MapInfo file - (TAB) (2)
  • MapInfo interchange format file - (MIF/MID) (2)
  • GeoJSON file - (GEO.JSON) (1) (2)

Spatial raster files
  • Raster image file - (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
    • Georeference sources - (GeoTIFF, World files, Google Earth .GEPRINT, etc.)

Spatial data servers
  • PostGIS database
  • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
  • MySQL database (1) (3)

Image map servers
  • WMS Web Map Services (4)
  • WMTS Web Map Tile Services (4)
  • XYZ/TMS Tile Map Services (4)

Other spatial data sources
  • Open Database Connectivity ODBC (1)
  • WFS data store (1)
  • WFS data store (FDO) (1) (3) (5)
  • WFS data store (OGR) (1) (2) (5)

(1) Read-only
(2) OGR data source
(3) FDO provider (May not be available on GstarCAD 32-bit)
(4) Background Maps technology
(5) DEPRECATED - Whenever possible use the native WFS data provider

Note: certain data Providers are only valid for some Editions of the application