How can I create a KML file of user waypoints defined by a street address using Google Earth

This article will go over how to create a KML file for use in ForeFlight that has user waypoints defined by street addresses.

In this example, here are two addresses that will be used to create waypoints in a sample KML file:

     1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

     525 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Steps to Create a KML file of user waypoints

STEP1. Open Google Earth

STEP 2. Enter the address of your waypoint in the search box in the upper left and then select SEARCH.

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Image 1. Search on the address of your user waypoint.

STEP 3. Right-click on the search result and select SAVE TO MY PLACES.

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Image 2. Save the search result to MY PLACES.

STEP 4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for all other user waypoint addresses.

STEP 5. Right-click on MY PLACES in the PLACES section and select SAVE PLACE AS...

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Image 3. Right-click on MY PLACES and select SAVE PLACE AS.

STEP 6. Name the file, select the destination to save the file to, and select the KML option from the drop-down.

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Image 4. Name the file, select the destination, and choose the KML file format.

You should now have a file like this: User Waypoints by Address.kml

STEP 7. Import the file into ForeFlight.

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Image 5. The completed file imported into ForeFlight under MORE > USER CONTENT > USER MAP LAYERS.

 

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Image 6. The user waypoints are shown on the Maps page.