How to import KML from Google Earth into UgCS as a route

In this article we're going to cover importing KML files from Google Earth into UgCS as routes.

Create KML file in Google Earth

In Google Earth click ‘Add’. To create a basic waypoint route - choose 'Path' or ‘Polygon’ to create an Area scan or Photogrammetry mission in UgCS.



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Import KML file into UgCS to create a drone flight mission

Set a name for the ‘New Path’

Create the route on the map



To save click ‘OK’. The created route will be displayed in the ‘Places’ window



On the created route tap the right-mouse button and choose 'Save Place As…'

Import KML file into UgCS to create a drone flight mission

Set a location whereto the export the file and define that the file has to be saved as KML file

Import KML file into UgCS to create a drone flight mission

Import KML into UgCS

Launch UgCS, in the upper left corner, click the plus icon ‘Add new route’ and select 'Import from file' and locate the KML file



Choose the type how segments should be imported and press ‘Next’ 



Set the name for the route and choose a vehicle, press ‘Next’



Set all parameters of the route or leave the default values and specify parameters later, click ‘OK’



The new route will be displayed on the map of UgCS



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