Keyhole markup language (KML) is a standard format used by many other mapping and navigation tools to represent geographical information. KML Map lets you create, display, and store KML map data and attached media content (often called metadata) on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Use KML Map to view photographs on maps from the location and direction they were taken, to create your own custom maps containing point, line, and polygonal data, to display topographic maps and ground overlays on top of map layers, to visualize scientific data and metadata for a variety of applications, and much more.
Here are some of the features of KML Map:
•Display KML point, line, and polygonal features, ground and photo overlays.
•Standard north up or rotating map that points in your look direction.
•Display KML content from Safari or embedded in email. Just click and see the data in KML Map.
•Add new map features.
•Assign address information to new objects using reverse geocoding.
•Elevation data is downloaded from global terrain data server (not GPS) for consistency.
•Display ground overlays (e.g., your own maps and images) over base maps/images
•Photo overlays are rendered on a map from the location and direction they were taken.
•Supports multiple, variable-transparency map layers
•Read compressed KMZ files
•Transfer files between KML Map and your computer using iTunes File Sharing
•Download KML and KMZ content from network URLs
•Supports standard and custom pushpins/placemark icons
•Shows/hides names on map
•Quickly find an object of interest in the current map layer by name
•Display full HTML content contained in CDATA tag (text, pictures, sound files, or movies)
KML Map understands a subset of the KML language, specifically points, line strings, and polygons (without holes). It can display ground overlays (LatLonBox format only) and photo overlays. HTML contained within CDATA tags (including pictures, sound files, and video) are rendered in a web view window. Files containing unsupported tags will not load. File sizes should be limited to 5-7 Mbytes. If the file is too large KML Map will quit. The size of files that can be emailed is limited by the operating system. KML Map also reads compressed KML or KMZ files. However, depending on the internal structure and contents of the file, KML Map may only be able to display one KMZ file at a time.
N.B. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Updated for iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
New update and back to old form.
I've been able to create some great maps on my iPod while on wifi which I can then save and load, and use walking around different places that I visit that may not have wifi. I travel frequently and I can mark restaurants and find them again without needing gps.
This app was pretty decent a version ago, but now it doesn't work worth crap! When you import a KML through email, it loads, and then simply disappears and the map goes directly to Rome! Even when you use the Pasteboard, it doesn't go where it is supposed to. I downloaded the PDF directions, and those are so vague, they are worthless. Don't buy this app.
Doesn't work on iPad
Got this app to map routes to import into my iPhone. App can't even zoom in and out properly. It's not intuitive. Will try on the iPhone and update. Developers, pls fix this.
Apps like this would be useful for the iPad for creating kml route maps to import to gps apps. I have high hopes for this. Hope it doesn't end up as a dud.
- Mark Carlotto
- 6.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2009 Intelligent Gadgets
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.