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The KML Handbook: Geographic Visualization for the Web by Josie Wernecke

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Appendix A. KML Reference

This section contains an alphabetical reference for all KML types and elements. Figure A-1 shows the class tree for KML elements that have derived elements. In this diagram, elements to the right on a particular branch in the tree are extensions of the elements to their left. For example, Placemark is a special kind of Feature. It contains all the elements that belong to Feature, and it adds some elements that are specific to the Placemark element. The syntax section for each KML element indicates where a given element inherits elements from an ancestor in the class tree.

KML element tree. Elements to the right inherit the children of their ancestors to the left.

Figure A-1. KML element tree. Elements to the right ...

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