Advanced Resources

  • Data for the Spreadsheet Mapper example:
  • Relevant APIs:

    Multi-media integration:

    • Geo-tagging photos

    • Geo-tagging YouTube video

    Making movies of Google Earth:

    Advanced Lessons:

    External Resources:

    The table below includes some of the many tools and resources available on the web for producing and editing KML.  Don't see your favorite resources/tool?  You can add it for others to see by using the comment field at the bottom of the page.

    Official KML Developer GuideGoogle official guide for understanding and using KML
    Official Google KML ReferenceSpecifications for the KML file format
    Google Geo Developer SeriesTalks, videos, and other resources for using Earth and Maps including advanced techniques.
    KML ArticlesTutorials for various common KML applications
    Earth Spreadsheet ToolSimple interface for getting started with KML. Includes tutorials and walkthroughs.
    LibKMLGoogle libraries for applications that want to parse, generate, and operate on KML.
    Google Earth APIGoogle Earth API in Javascript for embedding Earth applications in your website
    RegionatorPython scripts to generate and verify region-based KML files. Helps automate the process of breaking up large KML data sets for faster load times and better UI experience
    WCS2KML Tools for converting data stored in a FITS file format that is based on a WCS (World Coordinate System). Warps imagery from one frame to the other and displays in Google Sky
     Arc2Earth Tool for converting popular ArcGIS data to KML for display
     GeoBlogSpotMultiple tools and resources relating to KML
     GDAL Open source conversion tools and libraries that support KML and various other geospatial data standards
     Gigapan Super resolution imagery project that includes resources for generating photo overlays of very large imagery
     GPSBabel Converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS formats and programs
     Matlab ToolboxSet of functions for converting standard Matlab objects to KML equivalents
     SuperoverlayStand-alone Google Earth application for tiling raster datasets and creating view based regions in KML or KMZ files. Also supports ArcView formats and Google Earth Sky

    Terms of Use of using Google Earth & Maps in publications:

    Earth Outreach,
    Feb 19, 2009, 11:32 AM