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Started by arjanhs, October 20, 2008, 09:27:31 AM

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Google Maps Enigma2 Client FAQ

How to get own Placemarks into the List at Plugin Start?
You can put your own KML-File in the Root Dir of the Plugin. This is in
most cases /usr/lib/enigma2/python/Plugins/Extensions/GoogleMaps/

How the Plugin will find my custom KML-File?
The Plugin looks at Startup in his own Dir and will try to read
and to display all Files that are ending with the Extension .kml.

How to get a KML-File?
The Plugin uses the same KML-Files as Google Earth does it.
So, if you have your Collection of custom Placemarks in Google
Earth for Example, export them
into a File in the Format KMZ. Rename this exported KMZ file
to xxzzyy.kmz.zip and extract it. You will find a KML-File that
will contain your Placemarks.

Why are there so much more Tags in the original KML-File from
Google Earth than in the standart KML-Files of the Plugin are?

This is because parsing unneeded Stuff costs Time we dont
have smile To Speeding
up the Start of the Plugin, we have kicked of all unneeded Stuff from the
standart KML-Files. But a original KML from Google Earth has to work too,
but slower.

Which Tags are important for this Plugin?
This is an example of a KML-Docoment :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.2">;
<name>This is the Entry which will be shown in the Plugin Root List</name>
<name>This is the Name of a Placemark</name>

What I am doing, if i want some Placemarks be added to the standart Plugin