10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2017 1:01 AM by Aushik Makdoom RSS

    Custom KML - Display Area Label

    Aushik Makdoom

      Dear All,




      I am new to using  custom KML in Qlik Sense Map reports. I use Qlik Sense June 2017 version. I am trying to build a visualization where I try show the seat layout from a theatre or bus in a Qlik Sense Area map. I have seats in 8 columns (A,B,C,D,E,F.G,H) and 30 rows and in my sample data I have added the Occupancy % and Revenue genrated from those seats.


      I was able to build a KML file and ingest few seat location details there and I am able to view the Occupancy and Revenue generated from those seating locations.


      However my map doesnot display the label for the seat (A1, B1, A2  etc). The map displays the seat number only when i hover over it. Can you please let me know how the labels for the seats can be displayed into the seat location (inside the square )


      I have attached the QVF and the KML file for your reference.


      Please let me know if you need more details.Seat Arrangement.jpg

        • Re: Custom KML - Display Area Label
          Michael Tarallo

          Hello Ausik - let me see if one of our resident community heroes may have a suggestion.


          gwassenaar - is this something you are familiar with, can you please take a look?



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          • Re: Custom KML - Display Area Label
            Michael Tarallo

            Hello Community - is there anyone with some knowledge on this area that can assist Aushik?

            • Re: Custom KML - Display Area Label
              Nicolas Aimain

              I'm not a KML export but I think the only way is to include the seat number as a multigeometry object

              > instead of having a simple square for your object, you should include the label into the object itself


              I don't think Sense is able to handle extra properties (name of the object) of the KML to display it directly in the map

                • Re: Custom KML - Display Area Label
                  Aushik Makdoom

                  Hi Nicholas


                  Many thanks for coming back on this topic. I tried to include a multigeometry object which has the polygon and the centre point. Still the label doesnot display.


                  Sample below.





                  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

                  <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2">
































                           <coordinates>5.0,3.0,0 </coordinates>











                  I am missing something in the kml content below. I just want to display the polygon name 'BUS-A1' in the centre of the square Can you please help ?

                  Or can this issue be solved by pairing a background image with this kml co-ordinates ?

                  Many Thanks!

                  Best Regards


                • Re: Custom KML - Display Area Label
                  Adina Manisor

                  Hi Aushik,


                  I'm working on something similar but I am a step back - how did you build your seat map?