VEDataType Enumeration

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An enumeration of shape layer data types.


VEDataType ( GeoRSS   VECollection   ImportXML }

Member Description

GeoRSS

This represents a GeoRSS data import.

VECollection

This represents a Bing Maps Collection (http://maps.live.com) import.

ImportXML

This represents an XML data import.

This enumeration represents the type of data to be imported into a shape layer as a VEShapeSourceSpecification Class object using the VEMap.ImportShapeLayerData Method.

Supported File Formats

GeoRSS

If the data type is VEDataType.GeoRSS, then the file specified in the VEShapeSourceSpecification.LayerSource Property must be a valid XML file. Additionally, the file must be in W3C, Simple, or GML format and contain at least one supported type.

The following types are supported:

  • geo:lat

  • geo:lon

  • geo:long

  • geo:point

  • geo:Point

  • Point

  • pos

  • posList

  • georss:point

  • georss:line

  • georss:polygon

  • georss:where

  • gml:Point

  • gml:pos

  • gml:posList

  • gml:LineString

  • gml:Polygon

  • gml:exterior

  • gml:interior

  • gml:LinearRing

VECollection

If the data type is VEDataType.VECollection, then the URL specified in the VEShapeSourceSpecification.LayerSource Property must be a valid Bing Maps (http://maps.live.com) collection GUID.

ImportXML

If the data type is VEDataType.ImportXML, then the file specified in the VEShapeSourceSpecification.LayerSource Property must be a valid XML file.

If the specified XML file is a KML file, the following KML elements are supported. These elements are case sensitive. Note that the supported elements may contain sub elements that are not supported. The sub elements refreshMode and refreshInterval are not supported.

Element Name Notes

Placemark

Required

MultiGeometry

Converts to multiple VEShape objects

Polygon

LineString

LinearRing

Point

NetworkLink

One level support only. Data is imported once when the VEMap.ImportShapeLayerData Method is called.

Style

Unsupported if the element contains a StyleUrl that points to a separate KML file

Icon

Unsupported if the element contains a StyleUrl that points to a separate KML file

StyleUrl

Unsupported if the specified URL is a separate KML file

IconStyle

Unsupported if the element contains a StyleUrl that points to a separate KML file

LineStyle

Unsupported if the element contains a StyleUrl that points to a separate KML file

PolygonStyle

Unsupported if the element contains a StyleUrl that points to a separate KML file

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