Geospatial Map of the Global Research on Sustainability and Sustainable Development: Generating and converting KML files to Map

Published: 22 November 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/vpkpkdwd58.1
Timothy O. Olawumi,


The animated map is handy for academics and practitioners, as a more dynamic alternative to scientific databases such as Scopus or ISI Web of Science in the quest to ease the identification of sustainability research publications within a city or region. More so, using this study animated map would be useful in tracking the trend of articles published over the years in the various countries. A downloadable version of this study’s animated geospatial map is available at; which can be viewed with any web browser. An online conversion tool (GPS Visualizer - was used in converting the KML files which was earlier generated via CiteSpace.



Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Research Area, Mapping, Literature Review