[mapguide-users] Google Maps and KML Support

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Tue Jun 13 15:55:02 EDT 2006

Hi Brad,

For Google Earth and Google Maps, I think that the best approach will be
a composite one with scale-dependant format choices.  Important
foreground features when you're zoomed in can be rendered as KML
features, while background layers can be sent as ground overlays
(images).  The new Region tag makes this pretty seamless in Earth; not
sure if these are supported in Maps yet.

If you haven't seen it yet, I posted a method for efficiently publishing
WMS to Google Earth 4 in my blog:


-----Original Message-----
From: BradM [mailto:masonb at dfo-mpo.gc.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:43
To: users at mapguide.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapguide-users] Google Maps and KML Support

Andy, could you please confirm what you have done?  Are you using
mapguide open source to create kml files that google maps and google
earth can read?
If so, what happens if your kml files start to get very big ie over
Shouldn't we be using wms with google?

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