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 first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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