Exporting MAP Views and MAP Layers

MAPublisher supports the export of MAP Layers and MAP Views to various GIS and table formats that maintain georeferencing and attribute information. The following export formats are supported:

AutoCAD Drawing/Exchange (dwg, dxf)

Delimited XY Text Data (csv)

Esri ArcInfo Generate (gen)

Esri Interchange File (e00)

Esri Shapefile (shp)

Geography Markup Language (gml, xml)

GeoJSON (geojson, json)

Google Earth (kml, kmz)

GPS Exchange Format (gpx)

MapInfo Interchange Format (mif)

MapInfo Table (tab)

Microsoft Excel (xls)

MicroStation Design (dgn)

information Exporting a MAP View to AutoCAD, Geographic Markup Language, Google Earth or MicroStation format will assemble all layers into a single file.

information Learn more about exporting a MAP View to a web map or geospatial PDF.

information Only MAP Point layers can be exported to Excel and delimited text data formats.

Requirements

While imported and user created MAP Views that contain MAP Layers are suitable for export to GIS formats, not all formats support certain MAP layers. Unsupported MAP layers are disabled in the layers list.

Using MAP Export

export_dialogbox

Export a MAP View (including all MAP Layers)

To export all MAP layers of a single MAP View, select the MAP View to be exported in the MAP Views panel, then click the Export MAP View button. Alternatively, choose Export "[MAP View name]" in the panel options menu. In the Export dialog box, all the MAP Layers will be selected for export. To customize which layers are exported, check or uncheck the check box beside a layer to include or exclude it from being exported. Choose the required file Format and save location, then click OK.

Export a MAP Layer

To export a single layer, select the MAP Layer to be exported in the MAP Views panel, then click Export MAP Layer button. Alternatively, click Export "[MAP View name]" in the panel options menu or click Export > Export MAP Layers from the MAPublisher Toolbar. In the Export dialog box, the selected MAP Layer will be selected for export. To customize which layers are exported, check or uncheck the check box beside a layer to include or exclude it from being exported. Choose the required file Format and save location, then click OK.

Choose a Destination Folder or Specify a Filename

Most export formats require the selection of a destination folder only. All exported MAP layers are saved in the destination folder.

 

When exporting to certain formats (e.g. AutoCAD), it is required to specify a file name. In cases where a format can have multiple format extensions (e.g. kml and kmz), it can be manually entered or chosen by clicking the Browse button and choosing an extension from the Save as type drop-down list.

General Export Settings

Most formats have the following general settings.

Keep Format Extension On Layer Names

The name of the MAP Layer or MAP View selected for export is used as the default name of the exported file. However, the feature type (i.e. _area, _line, _point, or _text) text appended to Adobe Illustrator layers by MAPublisher in the Import process are removed during the export process. To keep the feature type appended to exported files, ensure that the Keep format extension on layer names option is checked.

Attributes

Choose to export all attributes or to export only visible attributes.

Properties

Choose to not export #property attributes, to export only visible #property attributes, or to export all #property attributes. See MAPublisher #Property Attributes section.

 

Format Specific Settings

Depending on the selected export format, additional specific settings may be available.

AutoCAD Drawing/Exchange (dwg, dxf) Settings

autocad_export_setting

Release

Set the AutoCAD version number to export

Export coordinate system to .PRJ

Include a PRJ file with coordinate system information with the DWG/DXF

Delimited XY Text Data (csv) and Microsoft Excel (xls) Settings

csv-xls_export_settings

Include header on first line

Add the column headers at the first line of the exported text file

Export coordinate system as

Optionally include a WKT or PRJ file with the export

Esri ArcInfo Generate (gen) Settings

arcinfo_export_settings

Esri Interchange File (e00) Settings

e00_export_settings

Compression

Set the compression of the exported e00 file (default is None)

Esri Shapefile (shp) Settings

shp_export_settings

GeoJSON (geojson, json) Settings

shp_export_settings

Geography Markup Language (gml, xml) Settings

gml_export_settings

Format

Choose a specific GML profile to save as.

Schema

Choose an External or Off schema.

SRS name format

The GML version you export to determines the SRS name format that can be selected.

With GML 3+ and EPSG format, coordinates will always export in the X-Y order (regardless of whether they are projected or geodetic)

With GML 3+ and urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG format, projected coordinates will export in the X-Y order, but geodetic coordinates will export in the Y-X order

With GML 2, only EPSG format is available and coordinates will always export in the X-Y order (regardless of whether they are projected or geodetic)

Feature collection

Select output GML schema

Google Earth (kml, kmz) Settings

kml_export_settings

Assign headings to placemark icons

Assign headings to placemark icons

Create placemark icons from symbols

Create placemark icons from symbols

Write default symbol names as placemark names

Write default symbol names as placemark names

Use attributes' Display Name instead of Name

Use attributes' Display Name instead of Name

kml_property_assignment

KML Format Property Assignment - Click the KML Format Property Assignment hyperlink to assign attributes to KML/KMZ specific metadata. Warning indicates no attribute with the specified name exists and will not be assigned on export.

GPS Exchange Format (gpx) Settings

gpx_export_settings

Create

Create routes or tracks.

Routes are planned paths that help you navigate to a destination.

Tracks are collected locations that show where you have traveled.

MapInfo Interchange Format (mif) Settings

mif_export_settings

Suppress Pen and Brush lines

Remove all pen and brush lines in the exported files.

Suppress Point symbols

Remove all point symbols in the exported files.

mif_property_assignment

MIF Format Property Assignment - Click the MIF Format Property Assignment hyperlink to assign attributes to MIF specific metadata. Warning indicates no attribute with the specified name exists and will not be assigned on export.

MapInfo Table Format (tab) Settings

mif_export_settings

Suppress Pen and Brush lines

Remove all pen and brush lines in the exported files.

Suppress Point symbols

Remove all point symbols in the exported files.

tab_property_assignment

TAB Format Property Assignment - Click the TAB Format Property Assignment hyperlink to assign attributes to TAB specific metadata. Warning indicates no attribute with the specified name exists and will not be assigned on export.

Microsoft Excel (xls) Settings

xls_export_settings

Include header on first line

Include the first row of the spreadsheet as the header.

Export coordinate system as:

Export coordinate system as WKT or PRJ.

Microstation Design (dgn) Settings

dgn_export_settings

Seed File

If required, select a seed file to be applied to the exported DGN file . Click Clear to remove the seed file selection

Coordinate Units

Specifies how feature coordinates will be interpreted and converted (Master, Sub or Units of Resolution)

Allow area fills

Controls whether or not fill linkages will be written out for ellipses, shapes, and solids

 

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Last updated: 4/5/2019