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.
Fastkml is continually tested with Travis CI:
Is Maintained and documented:
Supports python 2 and 3:
You can install the package with
pip install fastkml or
fastkml which should also pull in all requirements.
You can install all of the requirements for working with FastKML by using pip:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Shapely requires that libgeos be installed on your system.
install libgeos-dev will install these requirements for you on Debian-
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.