This guide explains how to export maps from AusStage for use with mapping software such as Google Earth and ArcGIS.
Before you can view any of the exported data, you will need to download and install a mapping program. If you are new to mapping, you can get underway with Google Earth. Map files are exported from AusStage in Keyhole Makeup Language. KML is a file format used to display geographic information. KML files can also be viewed in Google Maps, OpenLayers and ArcGIS.
Build a map by viewing records on the map interface. An individual contributor, organisation, venue or event can be added while browsing by clicking the Map link at the top-right. Multiple records can be added using the Build and Regions tabs above the map. Read the manual to learn more about mapping.
Export your map by opening the Save menu to the left of the map. Click on Download this Map as KML. The file will download. Depending on your browser, you may be offered an option to open the map directly in Google Earth or save the KML file for future use.
When opened in Google Earth, the KML file will be shown under the Temporary Places tab and can be renamed or moved as required. Click the check box next to this file within Google Earth to turn the layer on and off.
Use the navigation, zoom and timeslider tools to adjust the view in Google Earth. Clicking on icons in Google Earth will reveal pop-up windows displaying information from AusStage with links back to the records.