How to do a field navigation from a KMZ file

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This tool will show you how to navigate sampling points in the .KMZ format using a mobile device. The tools to use will be:

  1. Google Drive: where sampling zones and points will be stored.
  2. Locus Map: we'll use this App to do the field navigation using a tablet or smartphone


Note Note: If you also need to produce the points, you may use this guide.


Google Drive

Note Note: To use Google Drive, you need a Google Account. For more information, visit: https://accounts.google.com/

We'll use Google Drive to share the KMZ file from your PC:

In your PC
  1. Open your web browser, then access Google Drive
  2. Go to your main Google Drive folder, then create a new folder and name it 360
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  3. Access the 360 folder, then create a new folder with the name of your farm.
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  4. Access the folder for your farm, then upload the KML files.
    Downloading maps to mobile devices 05a.png How to do a field navigation using points from GeoAgro GIS 03.png


From your mobile device
  1. From your mobile device, open the Drive app.
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  2. Access the 360 folder; then the farm folder.
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  3. Select the KML file, then open its properties.
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  4. Enable the "Download" option.
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Locus Map

Note Note: To use Locus Map, you need to install it in your smartphone or tablet. For more information, visit: http://www.locusmap.eu/. Both the free and paid versions are suitable for this guide.

We'll use Locus Map to navigate the sampling points.

These are the steps:

  1. From your mobile device, open Locus Map and open the menu.
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  2. Tap on More to access the rest of the settings.
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  3. Choose the Import data option.
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  4. Browse to your downloads folder, then tap on the .KMZ file.
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  5. Tap on Import.
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  6. If a message such as the one shown below shows up, tap on "Apply to all" (A), then "Overwrite" (B)
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  7. Locus Map will show your sampling points ready for navigation.
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