KMLCSV Converter (CLI Edition)-0.1.0 Released

KMLCSV Converter is a tool that converts Google Earth's KML file to a formatted CSV file for Garmin GPS, and vice versa. This enables you to plot all custom POIs with Google Earth (free version) and transfer them into your Garmin GPS using the POI Loader.

KMLCSV Converter **Command Line Interface (CLI) Editon** provides an alternative way for users to perform file conversion between KML file and CSV file. Unlike the GUI edition that only works in Windows environment, the CLI edition *should* be platform independent.

Currently, this release only converts from CSV file to KML file. However, it contains an additional feature that doesn't exist in the GUI edition: ability to insert location icons in the KML file. When time permits (or more users request for it), I will implement future release that converts from KML file to CSV file in the CLI edition.

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This release can be downloaded from

Command Line Syntax

Usage: java -jar kmlcsv.jar [-options] [inputFilePath] [outputFilePath]

where -options include:
-csvtokml converts CSV file to KML file. The input file path
represents the CSV file. The output file path
represents the KML file and it will be overwritten if
exists. The input file has the following fields:-

* field 1: longitude (required)
* field 2: latitude (required)
* field 3: name (optional)
* The name will appear beside the location.
* If you wish to display an icon without a name,
then do not set a value here.
* field 4: comment (optional)
* field 5: icon path (optional)
* Use this parameter if you want to place an icon
beside the location. This path could be
represented as local file path or in URL path.
* field 6: icon scale (optional)
* This value could be 1, 1.1, 1.2, 2, etc.
* If not set, the default icon scale is always 1.
* If the icon scale exists but the icon path does
not exists, then the icon scale will be omitted.

-license print license information.
-version print version information.
-? -help print this help information.

To check for updates, report bugs or request features, please visit

Posted by Choon-Chern Lim (Mike) 2007-08-27

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