B.iCycle - unable to view maps on Google Earth

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Cuthbert, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Cuthbert macrumors regular

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    I have been emailing myself my tracks, but am unable to open them with Google earth. Both the kml and gpx files do not open.

    I open Google Earth -> go to file -> then go to open -> and pull the files from my desktop.

    Am I doing something wrong? Any tips about how to open the files for viewing? An exact step by step process would be great.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. fredf macrumors 6502

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    as far as I know, nothing will open KML or KMX files on an iPhone.

    There is a guy working on My Maps app and I have corresponded with him and he says My Maps should be able to do this in an upcoming update in about Sept.

    I haven't used b.icycle but decided instead to go with MotionX-GPS. It can't open KML either but I was able to send my ride to Google Maps and I can then open safari and see my route there, but cannot follow along as a GPS.

    from what I know there is no app right now that will open up your route and simultaneously track progress.
    If you find one, PM me please.

    I also don't see what b.icycle offers over motionx-gps for triple the price.
     
  3. Maverickster macrumors regular

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  4. Cuthbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not trying to open these on the iPhone, but on my macbook pro.
     
  5. Cuthbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this is the error I'm getting with the kml file when I try to open it with google earth on my mac:

    Open of file "/Users/MyName/Desktop/track_2009-08-14_20.03.13.kml" failed: Parse error at line 2, column 0:

    no element found
     
  6. Cuthbert thread starter macrumors regular

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