Images and related Files to KMZ

Oct 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM


I am struggling to add images and related files to a KMZ file.

Can you please give an example of how to add Images (which is used for IconStyles ) to the KMZ File, including the existing KML file?

And if possible how to structure such images into a folder structure..


Thank You,

Much Appreciated.

Oct 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I actually got it figured out. Here is my Method for Saving the KMZ file, including the Image which is used for the Icon.

To Add the directory inside the KMZ, I specified the folder name in front of the file. Obviously this must then be correctly referenced when creating the IconStyle Uri.


private const string KmlDir_Images = "Images";
private const string ImageSignal = "IconSignal.png";
private const string ImageFullPath = "C:\\IconSignal.png";

public void SaveKMZFile(Element root)
	using (SaveFileDialog d = new SaveFileDialog {Filter = "KMZ File|*.kmz"})
		if (d.ShowDialog() != DialogResult.OK)

		KmlFile kml = KmlFile.Create(root, false);
		using (KmzFile kmz = KmzFile.Create(kml))
			using(FileStream fs = File.OpenRead(ImageFullPath))
				using(BinaryReader reader = new BinaryReader(fs))
					kmz.AddFile(KmlDir_Images +"/"+ ImageSignal, reader.ReadBytes((int)reader.BaseStream.Length));


Oct 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Glad you figured it out and thanks for posting the example here for others to find!