How can I view a Track Log KML on the Maps page in the app?

Track Logs saved by recording a Track Log from the Maps page, or by converting a Breadcrumb trail to a Track Log, can be saved into the iOS Files app on your device as a KML and then imported back into ForeFlight Mobile for display on the Maps page.

The export/import takes place entirely on the device and does not require an active Internet (WiFi or Cellular data) connection.

STEP 1 (Optional). Tap on the Breadcrumb track and then SAVE AS TRACK LOG to save it as a Track Log.

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Image 1. Tap on the Breadcrumb track and then SAVE AS TRACK LOG.

STEP 2. Tap MORE > TRACK LOGS and then tap on the Track Log you want to display on the Maps page as a KML.

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Image 2. Tap MORE > TRACK LOGS and select the Track Log you want to view.

STEP 3. Tap the SEND TO button in the upper-right of the Track Log view and choose OPEN KML IN and tap SAVE TO FILES.

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Image 3. Tap the  (1) SEND TO button and then (2) OPEN KML IN...

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Image 4. Tap SAVE TO FILES.

STEP 4. Select one of the folders in the "On My iPad" section and then tap ADD (in this example, we chose the "Pages" folder).

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Image 5. Select a folder on your iPad and tap ADD.

STEP 5. Open the FILES APP and then tap on the folder you chose in Step 4 (in this example, we chose "Pages").

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Image 6. Open the FILES APP and select the folder you saved to in step 4.

 

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Image 7. The saved KML in the selected folder.

STEP 6 (Recommended). Touch-hold on the Track Log file until the black pop-up menu appears. Choose RENAME and rename the file to one that is a shorter, more meaningful name. Tap DONE.

 

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Image 8. TOUCH-HOLD on file and select RENAME.

 

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Image 9. Enter a name that is relevant to the file.

STEP 7. Tap the renamed KML file, then tap SHARE in the bottom-left of the Pages view.

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Image 10. Tap on the (1) file and the tap (2) SHARE.

STEP 8. Tap COPY TO FOREFLIGHT.

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Image 11. Tap COPY TO FOREFLIGHT.

 

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Image 12. You will get a pop-over stating that the file import was successful.

STEP 9. After the KML is imported, tap the MAPS DROP-DOWN and select the KML, or tap MORE > CUSTOM CONTENT > CUSTOM MAP LAYERS and choose the KML there.

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Image 13. Select the Track Log from the Maps Layer dropdown so that it displays on the map.