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I am trying to overlay the KML file over google maps and want to know where I can host the kml file which I will then be able to add to the google maps. I tried using google drive and dropbox but they do not allow the file to be read from these sites.

Can somebody tell me where I can host it?


According to this google-groups discussion, I cannot overlay a KML file from my local system.

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Would Google Fusion tables work for you? – dassouki May 30 '12 at 18:55
Ok my Map is already on Google Fusion, means I created my map using google fusion now I wish to overlay KML over it – Sam007 May 30 '12 at 22:39
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As you have already discovered, you cannot host the KML file on your local system. The file is fetched by Google Maps via http, so you must host it on a system that will respond to http requests from Google Maps. You could create an account at Google Sites if you want to stay in the Google ecosystem. If you're developing a web app, just host it on your web server. This is pretty much explained in the link you provided above.

A number of approaches are explained in this question, which is a nearly exact duplicate.

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