Tuesday, April 15, 2008

KML - an open standard

KML (Keyhole Markup Language) was originally developed Keyhole Inc. It was used by their product called Earth Viewer. In 2004 Keyhole Inc. was bought by Google and rest of the story is well known history.

Open Geospatial consortium has announced today that KML is adopted as open standard. This will probably lead to even wider adoption of this format for all sorts of spatial/mapping applications.

Full article is available on the OGC's news page.

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