Now that the new version has been released, users are able to simply click on a file link from Google Earth while they are surfing the internet. Doing so will give the app permission to take control and load its custom map.
Just recently, Google Earth released an updated version of the app for both iOS and Android platforms. Updated to Google Earth 6.2, the app has been improved with features that enable viewing custom maps or overlays on mobile devices.
Apart from providing extended support for KML files, the software provides additional features including a Google Earth Gallery. Basically, the Gallery is a compilation of different maps. There are even some maps depicting real time earthquake hit regions throughout the world. It also comes with additional options for sharing.
“One of the most powerful features of Google Earth is the ability to view custom maps or overlays, which are also commonly known as KML files. Ever since we introduced Google Earth on mobile devices, users have requested support for custom content. Today, we are proud to announce Google Earth 6.2 for Android and iOS, which includes support for KMLs. Now anywhere you find a “Google Earth file” (KML file) while you’re browsing the mobile web, just click on the link and the Google Earth app will automatically launch and load the custom map,” Google Earth Product Manager Peter Birch shared through the official Google Blog.