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How to import landmarks?

The application allows you to import landmarks from *.gpx, *.kml, *.kmz, *.plt, *.wpt and *.loc files:

  • Tap 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, tap on the top left menu to list the main folders of your device. For example, tap on My downloads to select the folder /storage/emulated/0/Download/.


  • Once the file to import is displayed , tap 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:
    • Choose Browse to list the content of the imported file, for example to display only few items;
    • Choose Display to display the entire file content on the map.


Import options

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

  • Instead of tapping on the file to import, long-tap it or tap on its icon ;
  • In the menu, choose Import… ;
  • If needed, change the import folder to choose the current one;
  • If needed, change the charset to choose the one of the file;
  • If needed, change the elevations unit to choose the one used in the file (either WGS84 for GPS elevations, or EGM96 for geoid elevations);
  • If needed, check Download external content so the application will try to download content stored on Internet (like icons and pictures);
  • Tap 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:

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

In the list of available export formats, choose 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-tap it or tap on its icon to display a similar menu;

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

  • Tap 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;
  • Tap on Open to open the file with a compatible application installed on your device;
  • Tap 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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