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This section contains information on Google Earth support in GeoServer.

Google Earth is a 3-D virtual globe program. A free download from Google, it allows the user to virtually view, pan, and fly around Earth imagery. The imagery on Google Earth is obtained from a variety of sources, mainly from commercial satellite and aerial photography providers.

Google Earth recognizes a markup language called KML (Keyhole Markup Language) for data exchange. GeoServer integrates with Google Earth by supporting KML as a native output format. Any data configured to be served by GeoServer is thus able to take advantage of the full visualization capabilities of Google Earth.