Mastering KML in Google Earth

Posted on September 18, 2007. Filed under: GeoSpatial Training Services |

GeoSpatial Training Services will be releasing its latest e-learning course entitled “Mastering KML in Google Earth” on October 15th, 2007.  KML is an XML based file format used to display geographic data in Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for Mobile.  Data displayed in Google Earth is contained in KML files, and in our new e-learning course you will learn to master the use of KML for creating advanced Google Earth applications.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to KML
  • Basic KML Elements
    • Features
      • Placemarks
      • Ground Overlays
      • Screen Overlays
      • Folders & Documents
    • Geometry
      • Point
      • LineString
      • Polygon & Linear Rings
      • MultiGeometry
    • Styles
  • Advanced KML Elements
    • Using Network Links for Dynamic Data Display
    • Time Display
    • Regions

Skills Learned

  • Learn how to author KML documents
  • Understand the KML Object Model
  • Create new GE data including placemarks, paths, and polygons
  • Apply custom styles to your data and display
  • Add image overlays including USGS topographic maps in GE
  • Use Network Links to provide dynamic applications to your users
  • Create time display data in GE
  • Display KML files in Google Maps and Google Maps for Mobile


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