Help with KMZ maps

Started by JohnCNA, October 21, 2021, 02:03:57

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JohnCNA

So I took a jpg of a forest preserve map and then geocoded it in Google Earth.  Saved the place as a KMZ map.  This can be downloaded into a Garmin to show the trails and amenities in the forest preserve on the Garmin display.  I used to do this sometimes when the OSM maps do not show the trails in the preserve.

Since I only use Locus anymore for a few years now, I wanted to duplicate this in Locus.  I can import this same KMZ file into Locus and it shows up just fine on the Locus map screen, overlaid on the OSM map.  Perfect!  See the screenshots.

But when I restart Locus, it's gone and I have to import it again.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong with this process.  I tried the Screen Content /  Map Overlay option but it does not give the option to browse the files on my phone.  So how do I get these KMZ overlays to "stick" after importing?
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JohnCNA

Ah, I just stumbled on the 'Map Items' menu option and I can load them from a directory on my phone.  And they survive a restart now.

Leads to another question though.  I made a folder in Locus/KMZ.  When Locus does it's auto backups, will it back these up, since the folder is within the Locus folder?
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freischneider

Only certain files are saved in the Locus folder.
Unfortunately, Locus doesn't write anything about it in the manual.
Only settings and tracks / points (without attachments such as images and voice recordings) are saved.
I recommend doing an automatic backup of the Locus folder yourself. I use Foldersync and Drivesync here. The whole thing is backed up with WLAN in the cloud.
Additionally: Tracks are automatically exported to GDrive when they are saved. So I have it as a single gpx on the PC. With Locus they are only available as a database in the backup.
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