KML files

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This page is about KML files and their usage in MediaWiki and Wikimedia projects. See the links below for further information on the usage or discussions of KML files.

Wikimedia projects uses a variety of multimedia files to enhance content and explain concepts that are difficult to convey via text alone. Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files specify a set of features that can be displayed in compatible mapping or geospatial software, including web mapping services. KML files commonly accompany pages related to linear features such as roads, train lines, flight paths, and more.

Currently, Keyhole Markup Language (Q79587) files cannot be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Q565), or any other wiki (see Phab:T28059). As a work-around, the contents of KML file are stored as wikitext on a subpage of template Template:Attached KML (Q6690822). That template is used to generate links in an article to download the file, or view on a web-based mapping provider, using the raw version of the subpage containing the KML.

Content wikis (Wikipedias, etc)[edit]



Non-content wikis and sites[edit]




  • mw:Maps – It will (should?) be possible to overlay KML layers onto the map [1]

External links[edit]



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