Chapter 3. Geometry

<feature><title>After reading this chapter, you’ll be able to do the following:</title>
  • Create a path and specify its width and color.

  • Create a polygon and specify its color and transparency.

  • Explain what line tessellation is and why you would use it.

  • Add a simple model to a KML file.

  • Add elements to a KML file with information about the author and web source of the file.

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Chapter Overview

As you’ve already seen, a <Placemark> can contain a <Point> that defines its geographic location. This chapter describes how a Placemark can contain any member of the Geometry family of elements, or a combination of the following elements:

  • <Point>

  • <LineString>

  • <LinearRing>

  • <Polygon>

  • <MultiGeometry>

  • <Model>

A Geometry element defines the fundamental ...

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