Open KML File Using VBA for Access(Google API)

This article explains how you can use VBA for Access to open a KML File.

Note: The google earth API will only be available if you have Google Earth installed on your computer.

The first step would be to add reference to the Google Earth 1.0 Type Library. Note the version might be different on your computer.


How to?

The code below will automate google earth and open the KML file located in the path “D:StuffBusinessTemp”, under the name “Untitled Placemark.kml”:

Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)
Sub main()
Dim appGoogleEarth As EARTHLib.ApplicationGE
Set appGoogleEarth = New EARTHLib.ApplicationGE
Sleep 5000
Call appGoogleEarth.OpenKmlFile( _
"D:StuffBusinessTempUntitled Placemark.kml", 1)
End Sub

Note: The first line of code allows us to use the Sleep function. The reason for using the sleep function, is to allow Google Earth to load. If Google Earth has not finished loading and we attempt to open the KML file an error will occur.

Result:
Result

You can download the file and code used in this article from the link below:

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