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This is probably a newbie question, but I don't know anything about GIS.

Someone sent me a GPX file that I converted into a KMZ file so it's displayed in Google Maps.

It works fine when viewed in a browser, but I'd like to display it in the dedicated Maps application in Android so I can view the KMZ route and my current location at the same time so I don't stray away from the planned route when going for a ride.

However, Maps doesn't like pasting the URL with the KMZ file.

Here's a screenshot:

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Is there a way to see both a KMZ route and the current location?

Thank you.

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KMZ support is limited in Google Maps, though you should be able use 'my location' with Google Earth and your KMZ file - try it play.google.com/store/apps/… –  Mapperz Apr 21 '13 at 0:44
Thanks. If there's a better application for Android to display a trace + current location on a map, I'd be happy to give it a try. –  Gulbahar Apr 21 '13 at 19:22
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I usually do it like this:

  1. Use your PC to go to google maps
  2. click "my places" and click "make map"
  3. click on import and select the kmz file
  4. give the map a title and save it
  5. now use your android and open the google maps app
  6. click on the layers symbol at the top
  7. open "my maps" and open the specific map
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Point 3. Google map seems to accept only .csv, .xlsx, .tsv files. No support for .kmz files. Reference: support.google.com/mapsenginelite/answer/… –  Rohit Sinha Nov 13 '13 at 12:27
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