What is KML/KMZ?
Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML-based language schema for expressing geographic content in 2D and 3D Earth Browsers. (KMZ is a compressed version of KML)
Originally created by Keyhole Inc and later developed by Google (who acquired Keyhole in 2004) KML is the key file format used by Google Earth.
KML is now an OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standard and other vendors are also, to a greater or lesser extent, beginning to support it.
See OGC for more on the Open Geospatial Consortium and KML.
See Links for more on other applications that support KML.
About this blog
TheKMZ.co.uk began as somewhere to host some Google Earth files I created, primarily the FPL Global Challenge and a Formula One collection, and is now turning into a blog where I will share what I have learnt along the way.
About Me - Romyn Perret-Green
Having worked in the IT industry for nearly 20 years I took a couple of years out and spent a good deal of this time following the emerging geo-browser market. In particular I was drawn to the consumable data layers being produced and, as a database developer, decided to learn how to do this myself. This allowed me not only to keep my database development skills up to date but also to expand on the methods by which data could be displayed.
It’s a market I now wish to be involved with and would therefore welcome any contact from small/medium sized development companies working in this area who could benefit from my diverse skill set which, as well as SQL Server architecture/development, comprises of Business Analysis and knowledge of various programming languages and frameworks. Drop me a line via the Contact Form for a full CV if this would be of interest.