KML File Type- The quick facts
What are KML files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a KML file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a KML file?
KML files have multiple uses, and Google Earth Placemark is one of them.
Google Earth Placemark File
KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language. Keyhole Inc. initially developed the KML file format for the Keyhole mapping application. Google acquired the Keyhole company and its software in 2004. The KML file format is now used primarily by the Google Earth application, although other mapping programs have been known to use this file format as well.
KML files use an XML format to store geographic modeling information. These files contain lines, points, images, and polygons. They are used to label locations and create overlay textures and camera angles for the maps created by the mapping applications.
How to open KML files
We have identified one KML opener that is compatible with this specific type of KML file.
Programs that open Google Earth Placemark files
Last updated: May 23, 2022
More file formats using the KML extension
Through our research of KML files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- Emu48 Keyboard Configuration
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of KML files. Remember, different programs may use KML files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Google Desktop||User submitted|
|WorldWide Telescope||User submitted|
|hiebook Reader||User submitted|
|ITN Converter||User submitted|
|Global Mapper||User submitted|
|Earth Browser||User submitted|
|Microsoft Application Virtualization||User submitted|
|Start Google Earth in OpenGL mode||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
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