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I want to make my kml files visible for google maps.

I thought about a web service that allows me to upload the file and so it is visible online by direct link.

Is such thing possible?

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answering AND voting to close/move. If you're looking for a webapp, there's a seperate SO site for that. – The Journeyman geek Mar 3 '11 at 5:09
If you notice about a separate site please drop a link – Tim Mar 3 '11 at 5:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

there's quite a few. I'm fond of dropbox for this - while its primarily a file sync application, using the public folder allows you to give a direct link.

Both the desktop application and web interface work well, and its free for 2gb + some bonus space.

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Will this work for actually opening the KML in Google Maps - not downloading it to view in Google Earth? – nhinkle Mar 3 '11 at 5:19
That is the answer, I mark yours because you were the first, thanks – Tim Mar 3 '11 at 5:53

Upload your KML file anywhere on the web. You can use any of the free upload services out there (see Online File Storage Services for a list of options). Then, go to Google Maps and enter the exact URL of the KML file into the search bar. The KML will be loaded into Google Maps in your browser.

For example, entering http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/KML_Samples.kml gives you the following results:

KML in Google Maps

You can click on the link button above the map to get a direct link to that KML loaded in Google Maps, and give people that link if you want them to be able to open the map directly.

(Information from Google Maps "What Is KML?")

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+1 for being a fairly complete overview of what was being talked about and for that VERY comprehensive list of webapps – Journeyman Geek Mar 3 '11 at 9:21

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