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April 15, 2008

A New Web Standard is Born

Today marks a special event on the web.

According to the Google Blog, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has today accepted KML 2.2 file format as an official OGC Standard. KML began life in Google Earth as a way to save custom map features and developed into a sophisticated format that is used by a large number of widely used mapping platforms.

Google handed KML 2.2 over to the OGC in a bid to provide a higher level of accessibility to geographic-based web content. Bravo Google!