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How do I open a shared route (.kmz file)?

You can open or import a route in iOS or Android in 3 steps:

iOS:

  1. Tap on the .kmz file.
  2. Tap on ‘Share file via…’ and then on ‘Open in…’.
  3. You can now open the file with the Nautical Maps app. When you select the Nautical Maps app, the app imports the file automatically and displays the message ‘A route has been loaded’

Android:

  1. Tap on the .kmz file.
  2. Open it with the Nautical Maps app.
  3. You’ll receive confirmation in the app that the route has been successfully imported

Open routes on the Nautical Maps website

Starting 2022, it will be possible to download .kmz routes from the Nautical Maps website to the app with a single click:

  1. Open the webpage with the link to the route on your phone or tablet
  2. Click the link on the page to download the route
  3. You’ll receive confirmation in the app that the route has been successfully imported
  4. You will find the route in the ‘Routes’ tab in the app