Reads a Google Earth .kml file into Matlab
Updated 31 Mar 2016

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Opens a Google Earth kml file and reads the coordinates (x,y,z) into Matlab.

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Amy Farris (2024). read_kml (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2006b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

update lisence
Now reads multiple sets of coordinates. (x,y) can be in any coordinate system.

Improved parsing of Latitude and Longitude. Old method occasionally gave wrong results.