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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