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

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Chapter 6. Network Links

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  • Give several reasons why network links are useful.

  • Create a network link that fetches a KML file from a web server.

  • Create a network link that refreshes the fetched KML file every half-hour.

  • Create a network link that refreshes the fetched KML file 5 seconds after the user moves to a new location in Google Earth.

  • Explain the relationship between a web client and a web server.

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Chapter Overview

A network link contains the URL of another KML file or KMZ archive. When Google Earth opens the source KML file, it also fetches and loads the KML file referenced in the <NetworkLink> element. This fetched KML file can be either local or ...

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