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I have KMZ files that need to be uploaded to I know others have been able to do it with their Apple phones. Mine is Android.

I clicked on the file and it states no app can upload and yet I have

I saw this online: Tap the file with bookmarks (KML or KMZ format) → choose "Open with MAPS.ME" in the pop-up window (if you have no other apps that support KML files, the file will be instantly open in MAPS.ME).

However, this is not the case. It does not open instantly or at all.

I left my issue on Play Store and the response was to contact Hence why I'm here.

Can anyone help?

asked 20 Jan '20, 15:56

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What do you want to does with the KMZ? You can display them with some Garmin GPSes ( called garmin custom maps), Garmin Basecamp will also display one on a Win PC or and probably a Mac. Google Earth will also overlay a KMZ.

(20 Jan '20, 16:52) andy mackey

I am a Medic who needs lease/site maps to get to various locations of need be. We are in a remote area so the consultants have emailed us kmz/kml files to export/bookmark into

I have to use my Android phone. claims it can be done and I know my fellow coworkers have done it on their Apple phones.

I'd really appreciate some troubleshooting rather than extra confusing apps, sites and info. I'm not what they call tech savvy. But thanks for the effort! 👍🏼

(20 Jan '20, 16:59) DavidEdmundW...

Have you asked thes Q&A is for help with OSM, but someone here may have the answer.

(20 Jan '20, 17:27) andy mackey

I have. No answers yet. Was hoping someone here could figure it out.

(20 Jan '20, 17:29) DavidEdmundW...

Hello I just tried with a kmz file from the internet using android and it worked. I downloaded to my downloads on the phone, then I browsed to the file and tapped it. A list of apps popped up of the ones capable of opening it along with mapsme in the list. I selected Mapsme and it opened fine.

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answered 20 Jan '20, 16:56

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I shall try this. Thanks for experimenting for me!

(20 Jan '20, 17:01) DavidEdmundW...

So I opened and I don't see where there is an option of adding a file. Could you be more specific?

(20 Jan '20, 17:09) DavidEdmundW... has, what seems, a well-documented post on using kml/kmz: It also explains another way, besides double-clicking the file: copying it into the app folder.

(21 Jan '20, 04:15) escada

Okay, so this is years too late, probably, but I just opened a KML file today using It was a file I downloaded off a webpage. First, I downloaded the KML file to my phone. I probably could have done this directly, but I did this by downloading the file to my computer first, then attaching the file I needed to an email that I sent to myself. Then, I opened the email on my phone and downloaded the file so it was on my android phone. Note that I was not able to click and open the file from the email link in my email. I had to click to download the file to my phone. Then, when I clicked to open the KML file I saw a Maps.Me screen that said I'd find it as a bookmark. Sure enough, when I opened and clicked the "star"/bookmark symbol on the left-hand side of the screen I saw my file there. I clicked to open it and there it was. I hope this isn't too late and that it helps someone.

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answered 04 Sep '21, 22:14

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