Google Maps for Mobile Now Supports Google Earth KML

Google Maps for Mobile supports Google Earth KMLGoogle has announced that Google Maps for Mobile (for your cell phone) now supports KML files (just like Google Maps started doing in June). This means you can access collections of placemarks into your phone when you need them. There are some limitations…the Google Maps for Mobile support is pretty much limited to just placemarks. And large collections will probably not work either. Apparently this new capability for Google Maps for Mobile was announced as part of some PR surround the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. (Google already was running a 3D model contest for that show). First the flip phone looks like a Star Trek communicator, then we get Uhuru-like blue-tooth earpieces. What next? Google Earth tricorders of course! via GoogleMapsMania (which has some details on how to use the new application).

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. good evening. i’m searching for a application for my mobile (Nokia E50) that works as a GPS system. somethin with GPRS connection. something like google-earth. i wonder if this is available in a mobile way. can anybody help me? please, this is somethin i need! it’s not for fun. my respect!

  2. this is actualy the same as google maps or soimilar to google earth although it does not talk to you like a normal gps it does have similar functions

  3. I’m using Nokai N95 and have just installed Google map for Mobile. And now I wonder how to add my placemarks?

  4. I have installed Google maps on my N82, but while it tries to load the map it gives an error stating that there is a failed data connectivity, though I can use internet normally from my mobile.
    can anyone suggest what should be done to make it work normally?

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