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 <​sub>​[[en:​help|Online Help]] > [[en:​help:​v2|AlpineQuest 2.x]] > [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks|Placemarks]] > How to import and export placemarks?</​sub>​ <​sub>​[[en:​help|Online Help]] > [[en:​help:​v2|AlpineQuest 2.x]] > [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks|Placemarks]] > How to import and export placemarks?</​sub>​
  
-===== How to import and export placemarks? =====+====== How to import and export placemarks? ​======
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 The import and export placemarks support allows you to import placemarks (waypoints, tracks, routes, etc.) from various files created by external softwares, or export them for external use. The import and export placemarks support allows you to import placemarks (waypoints, tracks, routes, etc.) from various files created by external softwares, or export them for external use.
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 ===== Which placemark file formats are supported by the application?​ ===== ===== Which placemark file formats are supported by the application?​ =====
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-Here is the list of all supported ​file formats+The complete ​list of file formats ​than can be imported or exported ​[[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks#​importexport|is available here]].
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-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} Please check the notes and requirements for each format. +
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-^ Supported file formats and types of placemarks ​ ^  Import ​ ^  Export ​ ^ +
-| **GPX (GPS Exchange Format)** (''​***.gpx**''​) \\ //​Waypoints,​ routes, tracks// \\ Common GPS data format for software applications. ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#how_to_import_placemarks|see here]] ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_export_placemarks|see here]] ​ | +
-| **KML/KMZ** (''​***.kml**'',​ ''​***.kmz**''​) \\ //​Waypoints,​ routes, tracks, areas// \\ Common GPS data format for expressing geographic annotation \\ and visualization within Internet-based two-dimensional maps.  |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes<​sup>​1</​sup>,​ [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_import_placemarks|see here]] ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_export_placemarks|see here]] ​ | +
-| **CSV/TSV** (''​***.csv**'',​ ''​***.tsv**''​) \\ //​Waypoints,​ routes, tracks, areas// \\ Delimited text file that uses a comma to separate tabular data \\ (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. \\ Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-xsv#​how_to_import_csvtsv_files|see here]]  ​| ​ {{:icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-xsv#​how_to_export_csvtsv_files|see here]] ​ | +
-| **Shapefile SHP** (''​***.shp**''​) \\ //​Waypoints,​ routes, tracks, areas// \\ Popular geospatial vector data format developed by Esri \\ for geographic information system (GIS) software. ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_import_placemarks|see here]] ​ |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | +
-| **OziExplorer PLT** (''​***.plt**''​) \\ //​Tracks// ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_import_placemarks|see here]] ​ |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | +
-| **OziExplorer WPT** (''​***.wpt**''​) \\ //​Waypoints// ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_import_placemarks|see here]] ​ |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | +
-| **Geocaching LOC** (''​***.loc**''​) \\ //​Waypoints// ​ |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_import_placemarks|see here]] ​ |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  | +
-| **AutoCAD DXF** (''​***.dxf**''​) \\ //​Waypoints,​ routes, tracks, areas// \\ CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data \\ interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. ​ |  {{:​icon_no.gif?​nolink}} No  |  {{:​icon_yes.gif?​nolink}} Yes, [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​local-import-export-gen#​how_to_export_placemarks|see here]] ​ | +
-<​html></​center></​html>​ +
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-<​sup>​1. Includes few icons and style elements. To import image overlays, [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​file-based-import-kmz|see here]]</​sup>​+
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 To import placemarks from external files: To import placemarks from external files:
   * Tap on the ''"​**Placemarks**"''​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu icon and on ''"​**Explore placemarks**"''​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}}. The default placemark folder is listed;   * Tap on the ''"​**Placemarks**"''​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu icon and on ''"​**Explore placemarks**"''​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}}. The default placemark folder is listed;
-  * Select the folder in which the file to import is located. If needed, tap on the top left menu {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} to list the main folders of your device. For example, tap on ''"​**My downloads**"''​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} ​to select the folder ''"​**/​storage/​emulated/​0/​Download/​**"''​.+  * Select the folder in which the file to import is located. If needed, tap on the top left menu {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} to list the main folders of your device. For example, tap on ''"​**My downloads**"''​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}}.
  
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   * Once the file to import is displayed {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}},​ tap on it to start the import;   * Once the file to import is displayed {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}},​ tap on it to start the import;
-  * Wait some time for the file to be imported (which depends on the file size);+  * Wait some time {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} ​for the file to be imported (which depends on the file size);
   * When the file is imported, you can either:   * When the file is imported, you can either:
-    * Choose ​''"​**Browse**"''​ {{:icon_06.png?​nolink}} to list the content of the imported file, for example to display only few items; +    * Tap ''"​**Browse**"''​ {{:icon_07.png?​nolink}} to list the content of the imported file, for example to display only few items; 
-    * Choose ​''"​**Display**"''​ {{:icon_07.png?​nolink}} to display the entire file content on the map.+    * Tap ''"​**Display**"''​ {{:icon_08.png?​nolink}} to display the entire file content on the map.
  
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 By default, the application will import files to the import folder and use the device charset. In order to choose something different: By default, the application will import files to the import folder and use the device charset. In order to choose something different:
-  * Long-press the file to import or tap on its icon {{:icon_01.png?​nolink}};​ +  * Long-press the file to import ​{{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} ​or tap on its icon {{:icon_02.png?​nolink}};​ 
-  * In the menu, choose ​''"​**Import...**"''​ {{:icon_02.png?​nolink}};​ +  * Tap ''"​**Import...**"''​ {{:icon_03.png?​nolink}};​ 
-  * If needed, change the import ''"​**Folder**"''​ {{:icon_03.png?​nolink}} to choose the current one; +  * If needed, change the import ''"​**Folder**"''​ {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}} to choose the current one; 
-  * If needed, change the ''"​**Elevations**"''​ {{:icon_04.png?​nolink}} to choose the unit used in the file (either ''"​**WGS84**"'' ​for GPS elevations, or ''"​**EGM96**"'' ​for geoid elevations);​ +  * If needed, change the ''"​**Elevations**"''​ {{:icon_05.png?​nolink}} to choose the unit used in the file (either ​''"​**None**"''​ to ignore elevations from the file, ''"​**WGS84**"'' ​to import ​GPS (WGS84) ​elevations, or ''"​**EGM96**"'' ​to import ​geoid (EGM96) ​elevations);​ 
-  * If needed, change the ''"​**Charset**"''​ {{:icon_05.png?​nolink}} to choose the one of the file; +  * If needed, change the ''"​**Charset**"''​ {{:icon_06.png?​nolink}} to choose the one of the file
-  * If needed, check ''"​**Download external content**"''​ {{:icon_06.png?​nolink}} ​so the application will try to download content stored on Internet (like icons and pictures, depending on the file format)+  * If needed, select the items to also download and import from Internet {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}}
-  * Tap ''"​**Ok**"''​ {{:icon_07.png?​nolink}} to start the import using the chosen settings.+  * If needed, check ''"​**Fix GPS week number rollout issues**"''​ {{:icon_08.png?​nolink}} to automatically correct ​the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​GPS_week_number_rollover|GPS week number rollover]] error
 +  * Tap ''"​**Ok**"''​ {{:icon_09.png?​nolink}} to start the import using the chosen settings.
  
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 +==== Import from an external file manager ====
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 +You can also import placemarks from any file manager:
 +  * Open your file manager and browse to the folder where is saved the placemarks file to import;
 +  * Tap on the file to import {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}};​
 +  * Your file manager will display a list of all installed applications able to deal with this kind of file;
 +  * Tap on the application icon {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} to start the import process.
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 To export a placemark in another format and use it in an external application:​ To export a placemark in another format and use it in an external application:​
-  * Tap on a displayed placemark on the map (here for example a track) {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} and on its name {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}};​ +  * Tap on a displayed placemark on the map (for example a track) {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} and on its name {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}};​ 
-  * Choose ​''"​**Export as...**"''​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}}+  * In the item bottom menu, tap on the ''"​**Export as...**"''​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} ​shortcut icon or on the ''"​**Export as...**"''​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} ​menu entry below;
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-In the list of available export formats, choose the one that best fits the external application you want to use, for example ​''"​**GPX**"''​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}} ​which offers a great compatibility.+
  
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-  * Alternatively,​ to export ​a placemark from the placemarks explorerlong-tap it or tap on its icon {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} ​to display ​similar menu;+In the list of available ​export ​formats, choose ​the one that best fits the external application you want to usefor example ''"​**GPX file**"'' ​{{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} ​which offers ​great compatibility.
  
 Once the placemark has been exported, the full path of the exported file {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} is displayed. Once the placemark has been exported, the full path of the exported file {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} is displayed.
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 {{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} 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. {{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} 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.
  
-{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} ​To export multiple waypoints at the same time, you can group them in a set of waypoints. You can also use the multi-selection of the landmarks explorer to export multiple items.+{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} ​[[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:explorer#​how_to_display_export_copy_edit_or_delete_multiple_items|See here how to export multiple items at once.]]
  
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