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What's new in this version (5.4):
Improved ability to detect external storage, including the anything that is a writable directory under /mnt. This enables the external SD card on the Samsung Galaxy S III to be visible.
KMLZ to Earth allows you to view KML and KMZ files on your Android device using Google Earth.
App allows you to browse through your local files to select a KML or KMZ file to display in Google Earth.
If you browse to a directory containing images with location information, it will allow you to create a KMZ file with images as placemarks and their balloon displaying a larger image with all available EXIF information. The size of the image in the balloon decreases progressively as more images are added to the file, in order to keep the file size small enough to view on Google Earth for Android.
When creating a KMZ file, each image containing location information is shown as a thumbnail, along with the image name, time taken, resolution and size. Thumbnails can be tapped for a larger preview of the image. All, none, or individual files can be selected to create a KMZ file from images in one directory.
While browsing the Internet, your local files, or viewing Email attachments, it also allows you to download, and/or view KML or KMZ files with Google Earth.
The first time you try to view a file, unless Google Earth is already running, then Google Earth will fail with a message "Not Found", or show a previously loaded file, so try again. After that, there should be no problems displaying your KML and KMZ files in Google Earth. Update! Google Earth for Android 6.2 update seems to have mostly solved this problem. Instead of not found, it may show a previously viewed file. Try and try again!
Files must end in .kml or .kmz to be visible to view in KMLZ to Earth, and capitalization does not matter. Google Earth for Android doesn't seem to have published limits on file sizes, but files larger than 3MB may cause Google Earth to not load them entirely, or KMLZ to Earth to crash. Reduce image resolution sizes within KMZ files in order to reduce file size. If you receive an OutOfMemory error, then you need to reduce the size of your file.
Any spaces in the name of the file you select with be replaced with underscores when the file is copied to the "Home" directory.
This application runs a web server on your device at http://localhost:8001/ to serve pages from it's "Home" directory to Google Earth.
Files that you select to view are copied to the "Home" directory, typically /mnt/sdcard/kmlz. Access is now available to the data without superuser privileges.
Beware that any files other than KML or KMZ files in this directory may be automatically deleted. This directory is used to contain the expanded KMZ file contents when you are viewing a KMZ file, when you return to KMLZ to Earth, those contents are automatically purged.
To remove all the contents of the Home directory, use Menu, Clear Home, and confirm.
The Home button will take you quickly to the /mnt/sdcard/kmlz directory to see which files you have previously viewed, and view them again.
This app can't be set as default for any action, if you try, then it will reset itself. This ensures you the choice of action always and prevents a possible undesirable loop.
If experiencing problems with Google Earth, use the Menu, Manage Earth, and either Force Stop, Clear Data, or Clear Cache.
Likewise, if experiencing problems with KMLZ to Earth, use the Menu, Manage KMZL, and either Force Stop, Clear Data, or Clear Cache.
As mentioned above, this app runs a Web server to serve files to Google Earth, so it will have a running process in the background. The notification is to remind you that this process is running. If you