I am using QGIS 2.0 to convert my shapefiles into KML layers.

The purpose of converting my shapefiles into KML layers is to bypass the restriction imposed by Google Fusion Maps, which only allows one fusion table to be stylized.

However, I’m having issues retaining the layer style when exporting my shapefiles to KML layers. I’ve tried modifying the style tag found in the XML file, but nothing changes.

Does anyone have any suggestion on how to stylize KML layers?

2 Answers 2


Use this little smart software: http://www.zonums.com/shp2kml.html Don't forget to export your shapes into wgs84 coordinate system.


Actually, with QGIS 2.8.2, it's not possible, see this bug.

There was a plugin (not updated anymore), qgis2kml, but it's compatible only with QGIS 1.8.0. You can try this old version and use the plugin from here.

  • I'm having difficulties finding an older version of QGIS 1.8.0 for windows. Do you know where I can find it?
    – user35002
    Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 15:45
  • Download the zip package from here clicking 0.2 on the tab "Versions" and unzip it on your python plugins directory, if you have windows it is on %APPDATA%\.qgis\python\plugins
    – luca76
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 6:57
  • 1) Download the zip package from here clicking 0.2 on the tab "Versions"
    – luca76
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 6:57

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