Displaying KML overlays on BlackBerry Maps

You can use a KML document to overlay an image at specific locations on a map in BlackBerry® Maps.

In the KML document, the <Folder> element organizes the overlay information. You can use the <GroundOverlay> element to place an image, that is contained in the <Icon> element, over location on a map. The <LatLonBox> element specifies where to position the overlay on the map. You can repeat the <GroundOverlay> element block to specify new overlays and associated coordinates on the map.

Code sample: Displaying KML overlays on BlackBerry Maps

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2">
   <Folder>
      <name>Pictures</name>
      <visibility>0</visibility>
      <open>1</open>
      <GroundOverlay>
         <name>Glowing</name>
         <visibility>1</visibility>
         <description>Hot Spot</description>
         <Icon>
            <href>http://www.example.com/picture.png</href>
            <viewBoundScale>0.75</viewBoundScale>
         </Icon>
         <LatLonBox>
            <north>43.47685828285541</north>
            <south>43.47485739086753</south>
            <east>-80.53898253546113</east>
            <west>-80.54198566880086</west>
         </LatLonBox>
      </GroundOverlay>
   </Folder>
</kml>

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