Share GPS
Android app for sharing GPS data with mapping applications

Share GPS can send KMZ files to another application on the mobile device. Share GPS will present the file as a file stream to the provider. This can be used to send the file via email, LAN, FTP, etc, depending on the application. It is important to note that just because Share GPS shows the app as a provider does not mean it will work. Be sure to test before you really need it.

  1. In Share GPS, create a new connection for KML Send To. Move to the next page for settings.

    • File - the KMZ filename as presented to the provider application.
    Move to the next section for files.
  2. 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.

  3. Start the connection in Share GPS. A window will be presented to the user with available apps as shown below. Choose the app to send to.

  4. The providing application will indicate success/failure or take the user to the next step.


  • 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