Opening BlackBerry Maps from the BlackBerry Browser

You can use the BlackBerry® Browser to open BlackBerry® Maps and load a KML document, a compressed KML document, or a location document. The web server MIME types must be correctly configured.

  • KML documents have a MIME type of "application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml".
  • Compressed KML documents have a MIME type of "application/vnd.google-earth.kmz".
  • Location documents have a MIME type of "text/vnd.rim.location.xloc".

The following items are limitations when using KML documents with BlackBerry Maps :

  • Unsupported KML elements are not displayed.
  • A KML file that is locally available on the BlackBerry® device cannot be displayed by BlackBerry Maps.
  • The KML file must be on a web server that the BlackBerry device can access.
  • A KML file which arrives on the BlackBerry device as an email attachment cannot be displayed by BlackBerry Maps.
  • The download size limit of KML documents is typically set to 256 KB for BlackBerry devices that are associated with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, and 512 KB for BlackBerry devices that are associated with the BlackBerry® Internet Service.

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