Bug report #16433

adding kmz doesn't import placemarks, only tracks

Added by Donovan Cameron almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Category:Data Provider
Affected QGIS version:2.18.5 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24342


I've got a KMZ that was generated from GPS Kit<1> for iPhone and it seems that QGIS 2.18.6 doesn't see the placemarks and only imports the tracks.

I opened the KMZ in Google Earth, and was able to create a new sub folder inside the root folder and drag/drop all the placemarks into it - they were originally in the root folder of the project whereas tracks were in separate sub folders.

Then I did a Save As on this KMZ and created a new one which QGIS was able to import the placemarks once they were in a sub folder.

Unfortunately I don't have a iPhone to test out the GPS Kit app to see where the issue is, but may be able to provide some test data to someone directly if they are interested in testing it out.

I did some additional testing and noticed that it's limited to KMZs created from GPS Kit.
I created some data in Google Earth to test it out with placemarks in a subfolder, or in the root folder of the project and they both seem to import the placemarks fine.

Not sure what GPS Kit is doing to generate the kml/kmz that makes it problematic for QGIS to import the placemarks.

FYI, I've been told that ArcGIS can import the placemarks fine from the KMZ generated by GPS Kit.

I also submitted an inquiry to the app developer to see if they have any insight and can update this bug report when I hear back.

<1> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gps-kit-offline-gps-tracker/id287909017


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by salvatore fiandaca about 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

without data we can not do tests

#3 Updated by salvatore fiandaca about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

without data we can not do tests

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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