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I need to view a KML/KMZ file on a mobile device in a remote area where there will not be service.
I have downloaded apps that have maps of the area;
these maps will be available offline.
However, I dont think they have a capability to import the kml/kmz file. What can I do to make these files accessible without pulling data from the network?
Keep in mind I also need GPS capability (all the mapping apps Ive downloaded have it, so this shouldnt be a problem).
If thats not possible, can I save the text of the kml/kmz and at least have that on my mobile device?
IPhone 5
Thanks!

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what mobile device? there are different workarounds for different types of devices. –  Mapperz Aug 21 '13 at 3:25
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The kml/kmz will be available offline, unless it is a network link.
You will probably want to get an aerial or basemap of some kind and create on image overlay kml. This will let you have basemap data.
Qgis works well on android and would allow data (of your own). You still would need a basemap clipped to your area of interest.
Answer the device question and you will find some more help.

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Thanks for the tip. The device is an iphone 5 - is Qgis available for that? I dont have a true base map, the only maps I have are from several apps that work offline. Any idea where I can get a base map? THanks! –  user21263 Aug 21 '13 at 22:55
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