Google Earth Integration

You can export survey results to a popular geographical information program, Google Earth™. This functionality is intended for large outdoor GPS-assisted surveys that you conduct using TamoGraph. By exporting data to Google Earth, you get an additional analysis option that integrates TamoGraph visualizations with rich geographical data provided by Google Earth. Data is exported in to a single Google Earth file (KMZ format) and can be viewed on any computer where Google Earth is installed.

To be able to export data to Google Earth, your survey project must be GPS-calibrated; see the GPS Calibration chapter for more details. When you open the KMZ file in Google Earth, your visualizations are overlaid on top of the satellite images or street maps. You can control which layers/visualizations are shown using the Places interface element in Google Earth. You can also rearrange the report according to your requirements by dragging the tree nodes in the Places interface element; such rearranged reports can be saved into a new file. You can learn more about working with Google Earth by visiting

There are two methods of data export from TamoGraph to Google Earth.

Current Visualization Export

This is the simplest method that lets you export a single visualization that is currently selected. Select a visualization on the toolbar, use the Project => Save current visualization menu command, select Google Earth (*.kmz) as the file output format, enter a file name, and then click Save to save the visualization. The resulting KMZ file can then be opened in Google Earth by double-clicking on it.

Export from the Report Dialog

For more advanced options, you can use the Project => Generate Report menu command. In the report configuration dialog, check the visualization(s) and survey(s) you would like to export and then select KMZ (Google Earth) from the Format drop-down list. Note that not all the surveys can be exported to Google Earth; only those surveys that were GPS-calibrated can be exported because the application must know the exact coordinates of your map to be able to export data; see the GPS Calibration chapter for more details. Click Save to generate a KMZ file. Unlike the first method that includes a single visualization, this method allows TamoGraph to generate a complex report file that contains a tree-like structure of layers that can be navigated and displayed in Google Earth. Visualizations and auxiliary elements can be accessed in the Places interface element in Google Earth. You will be able to select layers, view locations of APs, turn on and off visualizations, and further customize the view.