KML Files

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MPSuperShape can import and export KML files. KML ('Keyhole Markup Language') has its origins in Keyhole. It is primarily used by Google Earth, but has quickly becoming the de facto standard for online geographic annotation. Documentation for KML can be found at the following website:

 

http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/

 

MPSuperShape supports the new v2.2 of KML. The following features are supported:

 

BalloonStyle
Camera  - the last Camera or LookAt node that is read, is used as the current view location
ColorStyle
Document
kml
LabelStyle
LineString
LineStyle
ListStyle
LookAt  - the last Camera or LookAt node that is read, is used as the current view location
MultiGeometry
NetworkLink
Placemark
Point
Polygon - outer shape only
PolyStyle
Style
StyleMap - only the 'normal' mapping is imported and used

 

 

Note that KML is much more expressive than the MapPoint shape model. The following KML features are not currently supported by MPSuperShape:

 

Multiple Camera and LookAt objects - the last will be used for everything
ExtendedData
Folder
GroundOverlay
IconStyle
Link  - url is currently used instead
Model
NetworkLinkControl
Overlay
PhotoOverlay
Polygon - interior holes are not supported
Region
Schema
ScreenOverlay
StyleMap - all mappings are ignored except for 'normal'
TimePrimitive
TimeSpan
TimeStamp
Update