I think you can use them with google earth... maybe
Brian Foster wrote:
> recently, whilst searching the location/address
> of the La Ciotat (France) train station, and in
> particular plotting it on a map to get my bearings,
> all I could find was a `.kmz' file. that is a zip
> file which, in this case, contains one `.kml' file,
> which is, in turn, an XML file containing some
> location data (including longitude and latitude).
>> well, Ok, I more-or-less have what I want, but
> what do I _do_ with it?
>> is there some way of using the `.kmz' or `.kml'
> file with, e.g., Google Maps? (searching with
> Google Maps directly only seems to find the
> unrelated(?) street « Avenue de la Gare ».)
>http://www.stolaf.edu/people/hansonr/longlat.htm> and entering the co-ordinates manually gives
> me a clew where the fsck the station is, but
> unzipping the `.kmz' and manually entering the
> data found in the `.kml' is awkward (and the
> result is not as clear as could be desired).
>> ( finding the address/location of the La Ciotat
> station is perhaps unusually difficult since
> it just so happens to be the location of one
> of the earliest, and perhaps the best known
> of the early, movies made, « L'Arrivée d'un
> train en gare de La Ciotat » by the Lumière
> brothers in 1895. hence, searchs tend to find
> that historic film, not modern-day info! ;-\ )
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