Google Releases KML 2.1 Tutorial

This may have been out for as much as two weeks, but I haven’t read about it anywhere. If you are a Google Earth developer, Google has released a KML 2.1 Tutorial. This is part of the June 12th announcements where they released Google Earth 4 Beta which supports the new features in KML 2.1. Just a sample of the new features are: Texture maps in 3D models, level of detail regions (so you can control detail on aerial photos (or other information) as the user zooms in/out), more efficient network links, radio button folders (allow multiple views of the same scene), and more. If you are a developer, this tutorial might give you more insight on the things you can do. Brian Flood also recently wrote a summary of some of the new KML 2.1 features.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



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