Google saves our data-compressed format

Output formats

Under "Output Formats" you can select the formats in which the imported photos are to be saved.

The following formats are available for export.

Character-Separated-Values ​​- File (* .csv):

CSV files allow you to easily integrate your data in Microsoft Excel or in databases.

Extensible Markup Language (* .xml):

The XML format, which is gaining in importance, is ideal for the cross-platform integration of photos in your projects.

Google Earth Keyhole Markup Language (* .kml):

KML files are the exchange format of the Google Earth software.

Use this format to easily display your photos in Google Earth.

The KML file can also be used to plan a route with Google Maps. The route can then be downloaded and used in a mapping program or GPS receiver.

Google Earth KMZ (* .kmz):

The KMZ format is a data-compressed KML file in ZIP format. In addition, the photos are also saved in a KMZ file, so this format is particularly suitable for passing on your projects.

ESRI Shapefile (* .shp + * .shx + * .dbf + * .prj):

In addition to the SHP file, an SHX, DBF and PRJ file is also generated.

The format opens up the possibility of integrating the recording locations as point layers in other, Shapefile-compatible GI systems. The name and path of the associated photo are saved in the attribute table.

Please note that when KMZ and KML files are created, filters are not applied and that user-defined data is not saved either.

Portable Document Format (* .pdf):

The PDF format is a format for documents which Acrobat Reader and other display programs can display and print out. In addition to text and vector graphics, it can also contain images. You can find more information on PDF export in the PDF export chapter.