Files with kml suffix can be usually found as navigation/map files saved in Google's KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file format.
There are 2 other file types using
the KML file extension!
.kml - HP48 emulator Win48 script
.kml - Hiebook eBook file
Software that works with kml file extension
KML file extension - Google Earth Keyhole Markup language file
What is kml file? How to open kml files?
File type specification:
The kml file extension is primarily related to files written in Keyhole Markup Language.
The KML file format used by Google-Earth, to allow developers to define custom layers which can be displayed by Google-Earth. KML, is an XML grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, and polygons for display in Google Earth.
You can use KML specify icons and labels to identify locations on the planet surface, create different camera positions to define unique views, use image overlays which are attached to the ground or screen, define styles to specify feature appearance, write HTML descriptions of features—including hyperlinks and embedded images, use folders for hierarchical grouping of features, dynamically fetch and update KML files from remote or local network locations and deliver current view details from the client to the server in order to fetch KML data based on changes in the 3D viewer.
A .kml file is processed by Google Earth in a similar way that HTML and XML files are processed by web browsers. Like HTML, KML has a tag-based structure with names and attributes used for specific display purposes. Thus, Google Earth acts as a browser of KML files.
The default software associated to kml file type:
Company or developer:
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc.
Google Earth maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.
Company or developer:
Google Earth for Mac is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It is able to view exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.
List of software applications associated to the .kml file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open kml file, edit kml file, convert kml file, view kml file, play kml file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the kml files.
- Open kml file
- Save kml file
- View kml file
- Convert kml file
- Import kml file
- Export kml file
- Settings kml file
- Others kml file