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|Full name||OGC KML|
|Type of standard||OpenGIS Implementation Specification
|Related standard(s)||ISO 19118:2011, Geographic information -- Encoding
ISO 19136:2007, Geographic information – Geography Markup Language (GML).
|Application||KML (formerly Keyhole Markup Language) is an XML grammar used to encode and transport representations of geographic data for display in an earth browser. KML is mainly used in earth browsers, such as digital globes, to display and style 2D and 3D data.|
|Implementation benefits||KML is a human readable and machine ‘processable’ encoding which makes it ideal for web data dissemination. What sets KML apart from GML is that styling of the feature or object is included in the encoding. KML allows the user to define different camera positions, encode hyperlinks in the data, embed images and define textured 3D objects.|