Greetings Geo developers,
Starting today, we will shift most of our efforts for supporting this
community’s technical Q&A to Stack Overflow. We will retain the current
Google Groups alias for non-technical discussions and general announcements
that are not suitable for Stack Overflow.
*Why we’re moving to Stack Overflow*
Stack Overflow is a valuable platform for technical Q&A, and we’ve noticed
a significant trend toward it over the last year as more geo developers
have turned to stackoverflow.com for answers.
Stack Overflow provides opportunities to expand the Google Earth/KML
community, and we believe it will foster even greater engagement with the
larger development community. Stack Overflow has many active experts in
APIs and the use of KML. Questions here can often be answered by general
experts, so we’re excited to be able to expose some of these questions to a
wider pool of developers.
If you have technical questions about your Google Earth or KML work, please
begin to ask questions on Stack Overflow. You can use the
kml <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/kml> tags –- along with tags
like google-maps <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/google-maps>for questions about using KML with Google Maps and the Maps API –- which
will ensure that geo experts can find your questions.
If you’re a long-time user and expert here, we would love it if you began
to monitor tags and built up karma on Stack Overflow; we highly value the
contributions you make to the community, and we want to make sure that your
efforts continue to be recognized by us and the developer community at
We’re excited about the benefits and opportunities that Stack Overflow will
afford our community and we look forward to providing continuing guidance