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aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: January 7th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
It appears to be zoomed in way too far, zoom out a good chunk and you'll see it's in the right place.

What happens if you create a file with two placemarks? Does it show the pair of them or zoom into the first one?
j4 From: j4 Date: January 7th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
No matter how far I zoom out I can't see any map. :-(

You can't control the initial zoom with KML (at least you couldn't when I last checked) -- it just tries to show all your Placemarks in the viewport (provided there aren't more than 80 of them), so if you only have one point it starts well zoomed-in, if you have several it's more sensible. I've tried a couple of example KML files with loads of points, and I get the same problem.

(I did briefly wonder about the possibility of creating invisible points for a one-point KML file to fake a sensible zoom level, but then I lost the will to live...)

Here's the same example with another point added:

tigerfort From: tigerfort Date: January 7th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. I've just tried your second example and have the same result as others - it initially comes up with 'no maps at this zoom level', but zooming out a couple of steps restores vision. I'm not sure that this actually helps you at all, but it does suggest that the problem is somewhere in the interaction between you and google, rather than being purely google. What it might actually be, I'm afraid I have no idea.
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