Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1) How can I get access to the high-resolution maps?
In order to get access to our high resolution maps (300 dpi), you have to register at the ZKI website.
2) How can I register at the ZKI web portal?
In order to get to the login area of the ZKI web portal, please click on the 'Login' link that you can find at the horizontal menu bar on the top of the page. To create a new user account, please click on the 'Register' tab there. Please fill out the form and proceed by clicking the 'Register' button. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail containing your account data.
3) What is an ESRI world file?
A world file is a plain text file containing information about the geographic reference of an image or a map. With this information, a ZKI map can be imported into a geographic information sytem (GIS).
4) What is a KMZ file and how do I open it?
A KMZ file is a compressed collection of files which allow for the visualization of a ZKI map with the Software 'Google Earth'. If you have installed Google Earth on your computer, you can open the file by clicking on the link "KMZ file for Google Earth". Alternatively, you can download the file first (right mouse button -> "Save target as...") and open it in Google Earth afterwards.
5) Why is the high resolution map not displayed in the web browser?
Some Browsers have problems with displaying very large images like the high resolution versions of our ZKI maps. In this case, please download the image file first (right mouse button -> "Save target as...") and open it with an image processing or visualization software on your computer.
6) Can I get the satellite imagery?
Unfortunately, we can't provide you with the original satellite imagery used in our maps due to licensing issues.
7) May I use the map products of ZKI in a presentation or a publication?
You are welcome to use our freely available map products in a presentation or in a publication. Please make sure that you use the maps as a whole (do not take cutouts) including the map frame. Please give also a copyright information like:
© ZKI/DLR or Copyright: ZKI/DLR
For printed publications, we ask you for sending us a copy or, with online publications, the link respectively.
8) How can I be informed about the latest activiations and products?
You can inform yourself about new activations and products automatically by RSS feed. The ZKI RSS Newsfeed can be accessed directly by your web browser or by using an newsreader/feedreader, which can be downloaded for free from the web. In order to get to the ZKI RSS feed, please click on the 'RSS' link that you can find at the horizontal menu bar on the top of the page.