Distributing mapping data

You can export the mapping data from an Analyst's Notebook chart to a file that you can give to other users. Exporting the mapping data in this way, enables the exported item to display the entity icons and links in Google Earth or in any other mapping application that supports KMZ or KML files.

Other mapping applications might include:

  • Google Maps
  • Microsoft Virtual Earth
  • ArcGIS Explorer

Analyst's Notebook can export data as a KMZ (Keyhole Markup Zip) file. This file contains:

  • Mapping data that is converted to Keyhole Markup Language (KML), and saved in a file with a .kml extension
  • Converted Analyst's Notebook icons

It can also export mapping data as a KML file, in which case the icons are not exported.

Successful interpretation of the mapping data in applications other than Google Earth depends on whether the application supports the KMZ or KML file formats.