Map builder

Exporting map objects

You can save objects from your map to Yandex.Disk using one of the supported file types.

These files can be used to import map points to navigation programs that allow you to import GPS coordinates. You can also use these files with the Yandex.Maps API or to view and save data in other programs (such as Google Earth), etc.

Attention! 

Only information about your map's objects is saved during exporting.

To export objects:

  1. Click on Export in the Map type toolbar:

  2. In the Export map objects form, choose a file type:

    File types:

  3. Click Save to Yandex.Disk.

    Your map objects will be saved to Yandex.Disk in the Map Builder / Export folder in the file format you chose with the following designation [Map name + Date + Time].

KML

KML (Keyhole Markup Language, Keyhole markup language): a format based on XML. For importing map objects that you created using the Yandex.Maps API or Google Earth.

This file type saves placemarks (coordinates, description, and color), lines, and polygons.

See Displaying YMapsML and KML in the Yandex.Maps API documentation for an example of using KML files in the Yandex.Maps API.

If you open your file using a program designed for viewing this file type (such as Google Earth), you will see your map objects:

CSV

CSV (Comma-Separated Values): a text format for presenting tabular data. This file format can be opened in MS Excel and other spreadsheet editors.

Text is divided into columns using special separator characters. To choose a separator, click Separator: Comma, Semicolon or Tab.

This file type saves placemarks (coordinates, description, caption, number).

Coordinates are stored in the order [latitude, longitude].

If you open your file using a program designed for viewing this file type (such as MS Excel), you will see your map object data:

GPX

GPX (GPS eXchange Format): a text format for storing and exchanging GPS data based on XML. It can be used in GPS apps and the Yandex.Maps API. For example, you can use it to set routes.

This file type saves placemarks and lines (only coordinates for both).

GeoJSON

GeoJSON: a geo-data format based on JSON. Supported by OpenLayers, Leaflet, Bing Maps, Yahoo! Maps and other mapping services.

This file type saves placemarks (coordinates, description, caption, number), lines (coordinates, description) and polygons (coordinates, description).

Coordinates are stored in the order [latitude, longitude].