In addition to feature layer data sources which are composed entirely of homogeneous or heterogeneous geometries (points, lines, and polygons ) representing geographic features, TerraExplorer Pro also supports the loading of several types of complex feature layers, which combine different data types in one layer. These include:
- FLY – Skyline's proprietary project file format that contains all a project's settings and content. The .FLY file does not include the actual terrain databases (MPT file) or any other loaded 2D or 3D files. It only contains objects (e.g., labels) and pointers to the local or remote files.
- OGC KML/KMZ – OGC standard, publicly defined layer, which can be composed of feature and raster elements. For more information, see http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/kml.
When loading an OGC KML/KMZ file, TerraExplorer preserves KML object properties as accurately as possible by translating KML objects to their equivalent TerraExplorer geometries. If there is no TerraExplorer element that precisely represents a KML object, TerraExplorer uses the closest match. For a list of TerraExplorer – KML translations >. If a KML with a tour element is loaded into a TerraExplorer project, it opens as a TerraExplorer presentation that can be edited (modify the route, add captions and operations, etc.) and played just like any natively-created one. More about: Loading a KML with a tour element >
More about: Loading FLY and KML/KMZ layers >