A long time ago there was a practical application of The friend of Zonums that did this function without much hindrance (kml to dxf). Unfortunately, the friend was very strategic when he created an expiration date, such that when he currently opens it, he says that it is already expired; he is very likely to sell the license ... blah, blah, blah.
Well, what we want is to transform kml files to dxf format to be used by a CAD editor such as AutoCAD or Microstation.
First tip: Do not be unfaithful unnecessarily.
Make sure that the program you use does not, so you do not have to resort to an extra application.
- For the case, manifoldYou just have to call the kml, assign it the projection in which we want to export it and send it to dxf. So simple for $ 245.
- Equally, another economic option is Global Mapper, Which is worth $ 299.
If these programs are worth less than $ 300 do so easily, it is likely that commercial GIS software you use also, so try first with what you already have.
Second Tip: Make it easy and without pirating.
In this case, we will do it with gvSIG, taking advantage of it being a free license and anyone who used ArcView 3x should learn to use the basics in a few hours of self-taught passion.
Third tip: Stop reading me, just do it.
Kml to dxf in five steps
1 Open gvSIG
It must be gvSIG 1.9 alpha or higher than build 18, since the previous stable version 1.3 did not open kml files. gvSIG can be Download Of your page, and here I Had compared some of the advantages of this version that we hope soon will graduate as gvSIG 2.0
2. Create a view
Once gvSIG is entered, the “view” option is chosen in the project manager and the create new view button is pressed.
You can give it a name by touching it and with the “rename” button, in my case I have called it “Catastral”. In the properties the desired projection for the view is configured (not for the individual shapes)
3. Open the view
To open the view, double click on it, or touch and press the “open” button on the right panel. This should open the kml layer, according to its characteristics, you can open as many views and layers as you want, as well as the ArcView layers.
4. Open the kml
Once the view is opened, the kml is loaded with the button to add layers. The driver type kml is chosen, and the file is searched (it can be kml or kmz).
If you look, it is possible to call dgn, dwg, dxf, shp among others. In the lower part the projection is configured.
5. Export it to dxf
To export it, touch the layer, then choose the option "layer / export to" and then choose dxf.
It is interesting that gvSIG also makes that conversion from kml to shp and vice versa.
Fourth tip: Do not hate your favorite software.
Quietly, these everyday routines are likely to force our large GIS programs to implement their fast functionality.