Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Microsoft Virtual Earth now supports KML

Well, you read it here first - Microsoft announced that they are indeed supporting KML now. They have announced some other really nice looking enhancements too, especially leveraging some of the techniques they developed in Photosynth for display of birds eye imagery. More coverage at SharpGIS, Google Earth Blog, James Fee, and a cool video at the Virtual Earth Blog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good news! this makes life easier for the data aggregators and small data producers. The previous LCD, GeoRSS, is not as much use for complex data while svg and xaml narrow the audience.

It seems GML is still the odd man out and I wonder if it ever will have much impact. Simultaneous data and view xml seems to be winning the standards war.

It remains to be seen which and how much KML is supported.