Import your KML map data into Google Earth

You can view and share Google Earth information using KML files. KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is a file format created for storing geographic data and associated content with Google Earth. Learn what KML files are.

If you have a KML or KMZ file from an older version of Google Earth, you can open it in Google Earth for iPhone and iPad.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Projects Project.
  3. At the top, tap Open.
    • To add a file directly from your device, tap Import KML File.
    • To select a file from your Google Drive or a shared file, tap Open project from Drive.
  4. Tap the file you want to add.
  5. To return to the map and view the file, tap Back Back.

Info you can import and export

You can view most simple KML files in Google Earth for iPhone and iPad. 

What you can import now


  • To explore a KML file’s folders, use Google Earth on your computer.
  • You can turn on or off the entire KML file in the app.
  • For a detailed list of which features are available, learn more about KML support in Google Earth.

Report a problem

If you still have trouble with KML files, tell us about the problem.

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