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rustyfishbones
Master II
Master II

Benefits of Using SVG or KML

Hi All,

What is the difference and benefits of SVG or KML for Qlikview Maps.

Regards

Alan

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Gysbert_Wassenaar

KML files contain geographic information (usually points and polygons described by sets of latitude and longitude coordinates) in a specific projection. That makes it easy to overlay the geometries described in a KML file on a map, for example with openstreetmap of google maps. And it makes it possible to display information on it that also has latitude and longitude attributes.

SVG files contain definitions of shapes like triangles, squares or polygons. An SVG file can be shown on it's own, but it can't be shown on a map. There's no information about where these shapes exist in the real world. To be useful the shapes need to have an identifier, for example a region name or a room name on a floor plan. This identifier can be linked to other data (a count or sum of something) to create for example heatmaps.


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Gysbert_Wassenaar

KML files contain geographic information (usually points and polygons described by sets of latitude and longitude coordinates) in a specific projection. That makes it easy to overlay the geometries described in a KML file on a map, for example with openstreetmap of google maps. And it makes it possible to display information on it that also has latitude and longitude attributes.

SVG files contain definitions of shapes like triangles, squares or polygons. An SVG file can be shown on it's own, but it can't be shown on a map. There's no information about where these shapes exist in the real world. To be useful the shapes need to have an identifier, for example a region name or a room name on a floor plan. This identifier can be linked to other data (a count or sum of something) to create for example heatmaps.


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rustyfishbones
Master II
Master II
Author

Excellent as always

Not applicable

Useful information

kkkumar82
Specialist III
Specialist III

Hi Gysbert,

As a beginner to start with maps , can you some useful info, like how to create maps or a basic tutorial. excuse me for using an old link.

Thanks

Kiran Kumar

rustyfishbones
Master II
Master II
Author

Hi Kiran,

I will be creating a Video soon on how to use SVG Maps in Qlikview.

That maybe a good starting point

Regards

Alan

kkkumar82
Specialist III
Specialist III

Thanks Alan,

I have one doubt are the maps free or any license is required, or can you suggest any free maps.