Adding KML objects to your maps - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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You can add features, such as roads, parks, buildings, and so on, to your maps by importing Keyhole Markup Language (KML) objects from KML files through the Map Manager role.

Before you begin

You must create at least one georeferenced map.

What you should know

Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth and Google Maps. KML objects are typically used to represent static objects such as roads, rivers, parks, buildings, and so on. They can only be used with georeferenced maps.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Map Manager role, and click the Properties tab.
  3. Under the Map layers section, click Add an item ().
  4. In the Select layers to import dialog box, enter the path to your .kml file.
    A preview of the KML object appears in the dialog box.
  5. Click Import, and then click Apply.

After you finish

The newly imported KML objects will appear by default on all existing maps you have created. If you do not want to show them in some maps, you must change those maps and remove this KML layer from their default layers.