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IMIS - Virtual USA

Virtual USA becomes the de facto national standard for sharing emergency management information across levels of government and the private sector, allowing all users and organizations to use their own systems to share information securely with all others, anywhere in the United States and across international borders, controlling what information is shared, with whom, for how long.


Google submitted KML (formerly Keyhole Markup Language) to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to be evolved within the OGC consensus process with the following goal: KML Version 2.2 has been adopted as an OGC implementation standard. Future versions may be harmonized with relevant OGC standards that comprise the OGC standards baseline. There are four objectives for this standards work:

  • That there be one international standard language for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on existing or future web-based online and mobile maps (2d) and earth browsers (3d)....