Fast KML processing for python
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Introduction

Fastkml is a library to read, write and manipulate KML files. It aims to keep it simple and fast (using lxml if available). Fast refers to the time you spend to write and read KML files as well as the time you spend to get aquainted to the library or to create KML objects. It aims to provide all of the functionality that KML clients such as OpenLayers, Google Maps, and Google Earth provides.

Geometries are handled as pygeoif or, if installed, shapely objects.

Fastkml is continually tested with Travis CI:

Tests coveralls.io codecov.io

Is Maintained and documented:

Latest PyPI version Development Status Documentation 'Stories in Ready' Statistics from OpenHub

Supports python 2 and 3:

Supported Python versions Supported Python implementations

Documentation

You can find all of the documentation for FastKML at fastkml.readthedocs.org. If you find something that is missing, please submit a pull request on GitHub with the improvement.

Install

You can install the package with pip install fastkml or easy_install fastkml which should also pull in all requirements.

Requirements

Optional

You can install all of the requirements for working with FastKML by using pip:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Note

Shapely requires that libgeos be installed on your system. apt-get install libgeos-dev will install these requirements for you on Debian- based systems.

Limitations

Tesselate, Extrude and Altitude Mode are assigned to a Geometry or Geometry collection (MultiGeometry). You cannot assign different values of Tesselate, Extrude or Altitude Mode on parts of a MultiGeometry.

Currently, the only major feature missing for the full Google Earth experience is the gx extension. This will most likely be added after the 1.0 version release.

You can find the complete list of current issues on GitHub.