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Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML notation for expressing geographic
annotation and visualization within two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional
Earth browsers (Wikipedia).

The KML format is an Open Geospatial Consortium standard. The KML format was originally developed for use with Google Earth (which was originally named Keyhole Earth Viewer).

File FormatKML
File Extension.kml
MIME Typeapplication/
File TypeXML (Text)


KML file format support is currently in beta status. Known limitations include

  • No support for .kmz files
  • No adjustment of geoid-relative elevations
  • Non-geometry features are filtered out

Sample document

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<kml xmlns="">
  <name>New York City</name>
  <description>New York City</description>