How to export to KML from the new Google Maps?


As part of the recent Google Maps redesign, the ability to export your map to KML was mistakenly removed. According to a post in the Google Maps support forum, the feature will be added back in to Google Maps as soon as possible. In the meantime, here’s a workaround for you:

1 — Set the map the way you’d like it.

2 — Click the “link” icon in the top right corner.

3 — Copy the link below the “Paste link in email or IM”.

4 — Paste the address into your address bar and then add &output=kml to the end of it.

The image below helps explain how steps #2 and #3 work:


No timeframe was given for the return of the KML link, but I expect they’ll fix it fairly soon. Let us know if you have any trouble getting this workaround to work for you.

UCL Campus Life and 2011 Open Day

With our new MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation (ASAV) now open for 2011/2012 entry. We thought we would post a couple of videos to get a flavour of the unique UCL campus:

UCL Open Day 2010:

Bookings for the 2011 open day will go live at the end of April, in the meantime you can take a self guided tour which is a great way to understand UCL, the campus and the goings on at London’s Global University.

Compatibility Issues With EMET

We have discovered compatibility issues between Google Chrome and Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET is used to deploy and configure security mitigation technologies, often for legacy software. However, because Chrome already uses many of the same techniques (and more), EMET does not provide any additional protection for Chrome. In fact, the current version of EMET interferes with Chrome’s security and prevents Chrome from updating.

We are working closely with Microsoft on a solution to these issues. In the meantime, we advise users and enterprises not to attempt to configure EMET to work with Chrome.

Posted by Ian Fette, Product Manager and Carlos Pizano, Software Engineer