Share GPS can send KMZ files to a user's Google Drive.
This can be done via WiFi or the mobile data connection. The
Google Drive app does not need to be installed, however, it
it is recommended for when mobile data connections
are poor or non-existant (it can save the file).
In Share GPS, create a new connection for KML Google Drive.
Move to the next page for settings.
Move to the next section for files.
Dir - Directory in google drive to store the file.
Leave blank to use the top level or root directory.
Click Browse to navigate the directory tree. The
user will need to authenticate if this is the first
File - the KMZ filename, does not include directory.
The files section can be used to specifiy alternate
icons for the kml file, pictures used for placemarks,
and embedded video links. Look here for more
information: KML file additions
Once complete, click OK to create the connection.
Start the connection in Share GPS. You should see
Connecting in the status. NOTE: When connecting to
Drive for the first time, the user will need to
authenticate with Drive. The authentication data is
then saved. (User's account info is never saved)
If the file type is a track file or a placemark with
set location enabled, the file is sent once and
immediately disconnected. For a normal updating
placemark file, the app will send periodically
according the settings.
Whenever done sending the KMZ data periodically, long
press the connection in Share GPS and select Disconnect.
For Placemark files, while the connection is Idle, the
user has the option to set location via the long press
menu. This will set the placemark to the current
location and it will never update. This can be useful
for sending the file later. The user can then also
clear location, resulting in the normal, updating
placemark as the user moves.
Google Earth KMZ Periodic Updating