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How to import landmarks?

The application allows you to import landmarks (waypoints, routes, tracks, areas) from various file formats (including GPX, KML, KMZ, WPT, lOC) and display them on the map:

  • Click on the Landmarks menu icon and on Explore landmark . The default landmark folder is listed;
  • Select the folder in which the file to import is located. If needed, click on the top left drawer menu to list the main folders of your device. For example, click on My downloads to select the folder /storage/emulated/0/Download/.


  • Once the file to import is displayed , click on it to start the import;
  • Wait some time for the file to be imported (which depends on the file size);
  • When the file is imported, you can:
    • Select Browse to list the content of the imported file, for example to display only few items;
    • Select Display to display the entire file content on the map.


Import options (choose import folder and charset)

By default, the application will import files to the import folder and use the device charset. In order to choose something different:

  • Instead of clicking on the file to import, long-press it or click on its icon ;
  • In its actions menu, select Import… ;
  • If needed, click on the default import folder and choose the current one;
  • If needed, click on the default charset and choose the one of the file;
  • Click on Ok to start the import using the chosen settings.


How to export landmarks?

To export a landmark in another format and use it in an external application:

  • Click on a displayed landmark on the map (here for example a track) and on its name ;
  • Select Export as… ;

In the list of available export formats, select the one that best fits the external application you want to use, for example GPX which offers a very good compatibility.


  • Alternatively, to export a landmark from the landmarks explorer, long-press it or click on its icon to display a similar menu;

Once the landmark has been exported, the full path of the exported file is displayed.

  • Click on Open to open the file with a compatible application installed on your device;
  • Click on Share to share the file (send it as email, upload it on Dropbox, etc.), available actions depend on the applications installed on your device;
  • Click on Ok to close the dialog.

Be careful when trying to access the exported file from a computer using an USB cable, Android takes time to update the file list of your device, and newly created ones may not be immediately visible.


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