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Feature Request - Import user waypoint from a .kmz file


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At the weekend, I was sent an email with a .kmz attachment containing a place marker generated from Google Earth. It was a last minute location change for a helicopter landing site.

I thought I would be able to export the file to SkyDemon on my iPhone, however the app doesn’t appear in the Share Sheet on iOS. And as I didn’t have Google Earth installed, I couldn’t open it to view the new location. Instead I had to ask for screenshots and coordinates, using up valuable time prior to departure.

Would this be possible in future? It would be very convenient.
Tim Dawson
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KMZ/KML files can contain an enormous amount of different things. We could introduce something that converted simple place markers into user waypoints in SkyDemon but we'd open ourselves up to a lot of accidental imports (of potentially hundreds or thousands of items) and questions along the lines of "you seem to support KMZ but my user-defined airspace/taxiways/whatever aren't appearing, why not?".

Tricky one.

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A .KMZ is just a simple ZIPed text file, open it and fetch the data you want doesn‘t work for you?
Edited 5/14/2019 4:35:41 PM by MarkusM
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Not that straight forward on an iPhone unfortunately. But good to know for future reference.
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