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Creating KML in Google Earth

KML So Easy Even Grandma Can Do It!

The simplest method for creating a KML document from scratch is within Google Earth. If you are new to KML, this is a good place to start. You'll be creating masterpieces in no time!

The Google Earth Toolbar contains tools for adding points, lines, polygons and image overlays to your KML...all with a click of your mouse!


You're only Five Easy Steps Away From Creating Your First KML!

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That's it! Google Earth makes creating your first KML document a breeze! Give it a try, you'll be a KML whiz in no time!

Useful Tips and Tricks

Do It Yourself!

Activity Link Try it on your own! This activity will take you step-by-step through the process of creating, editing and saving a placemark to KML within Google Earth.

Web Links for the Eager Beaver

If you just can't get enough of this stuff, check out some of the links below for more useful tips and examples of KML documents.

Google Earth KML Tutorial

KML Version 2.2 Reference Guide

Adding Photo Overlays in Google Earth

More Google Earth Tutorials

Google Earth Community