Microsoft to Support KML in Live Local Search

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Also at the Web 2.0 Summit, a rare display of “corporate affection” saw representatives of Internet archenemies Google and Microsoft sitting next to each other on a panel discussing online maps, discussing the KML file format. Microsoft added support for Google’s mapping data specification to Windows Live Local Search on Monday, something for which Google’s rep commended his Microsoft peer. The Keyhole Markup Language (KML) format is used to create data files for both Google Maps and Google Earth. Now Microsoft lovers can also use the format to create maps for Live Local Search, and support Google’s offerings at the same time (or vice versa).


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