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Convert shp to kml ... and a whole smoked

Fdo2Fdo is an interesting application that serves not only to convert files from shape file to kml, as the post miserably announces. It becomes for now the alternative after the death of Shp2kml That according to the norms of its creator, apparently expired.

Seeing its functionalities is surprising to know everything it does considering it is a free tool.

Shp to kml

I accidentally found it in Cartesia, it was built by Sl-king, With rights reserved according to the About And in practice is done to make spatial data conversions through FDO (Feature Data Objects) that is an entire smoked Emerged from AutoDesk and other efforts that ended in MapGuide Open Source.


So it is not to be expected that this simple tool is only for converting files, you can convert data from different platforms with spatial data such as Oracle, SQL Server, Informix and MapGuide apart from discrete files like kml and shape file.


Conversions of shp formats

The interface is very simple, for each conversion you have options to convert complete folders or individual files, user and password in case of bases such as Oracle. It is possible to make shp format conversions to spatial formats such as:

  • sdf (AutoDesk MapGuide)
  • Oracle
  • Informix
  • kml

Likewise, they can be converted from sdf formats to

  • shp
  • Oracle
  • Informix
  • kml

From Oracle and Informix data, with the express tools can only be sent to

  • shp
  • sdf

Must see it !!!

The application should be scrutinized because it has great potential, at first it is surprising why it weighs about 30 MB but after seeing it work, you will find out why. You can even configure a file schedule In which the parameters of copying, adding, replacing and several things between different data managers are defined.

Shp to kml

The help is broken, at least I could not access it through the .chm file but it is the least of it. In addition to the GUI, it has a command line utility and an API.

Download fdo2fdo

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. I want to do the test is to convert shp and if there is also rester to kml and kmz
    Thank you

  2. this page does not help ... there is another more efficient method jum !!!

  3. it gives an error ... they could know how to correct it ...

  4. Hello, I also get the same error when converting a .shp to .kml, it says "unable to load the FDO provider".

    Can anybody help me.

  5. I also wanted to convert some .shp to .kml but it says "unable to load the FDO provider".

  6. It is not a problem to place links as long as they contribute to the community.

    Regards, and thanks for your contribution.

  7. First of all, I apologize if it is not correct to place the links on this page, but I consider it important for some colleagues to mention where I got the program I told them about.

    I gave myself the task of looking for it again and here I leave the address

  8. Dear colleagues, I have brazen a file directly from the ESRI forums and perfectly transforms the shp to kml files, the file is called Shptokml, look around because I do not remember the address. But it is loaded in the ARCGIS

  9. I just wanted to convert some .shp to .kml but it tells me that “unable to load the FDO provider”.

  10. downloading ... I'm going to try it thanks for the contribution

  11. Thanks .. I'm going to give it a try ..

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