How to import content into goHUNT Maps


Note: This article was originally published 8/22/2020 and has been updated with a video to explain this process.

If you've ever used a GPS or mapping app, then you need to know how to move your content around. It takes less than a minute to transfer that content into goHUNT Maps and your data will be seamlessly synced over to our mobile app— it's just as easy whether you have waypoints, tracks, lines, areas, or any other combination of them.

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How to import waypoints, tracks, lines and areas

We'll start with importing and talk about exporting next.

If you're more of a visual person, you can check out the video above for a walkthrough of this simple process.

No matter where your files are coming from, the process is the exact same.

Start by making sure you are logged into your INSIDER account. Then click on Maps.

On the lower-left corner of the screen will be an “Import” button.

goHUNT Maps Import button

Click that Import button and a toolbar will appear for Importing Files.

You can either drag and drop your .KML or .GPX file to that box or just select your file from your computer.

Drag and drop file to import hunting waypoints

You will then see your “Selected File” and the file size.

Now click on the orange “Import” button.

Importing selected kml file

You’ll now see a confirmation page that shows that your import was successful.

From here, just click “Done” and you will now have access to all your imported information. You can access it in your “Saved” content area, or from the collection automatically made for your import.

How to export your data from other sources

Exporting from other mapping apps

If you are using a different mapping application: Log into that service, go to your content, and select everything by clicking the select all button, which will grab all your waypoints, tracks, lines, polygons, etc. 

Then you will need to click on an Export button. You can save your hunt information either as a .KML or .GPX. Either format works.

That file will then be saved to your desktop or wherever you saved it to.

Exporting data from Google Earth

Once you have Google Earth open, on the left toolbar you will see “Places.”

In that area, you probably have a folder with your waypoints, tracks, lines, etc.

Hunt folder of waypoints on Google Earth

To export your data, you will want to right-click on the folder, then click “Save Place As.”

Save hunt waypoint folder on Google Earth

Now you can name your export and the destination you want to save it to. For convenience, it is typically best to save it to your desktop for ease of finding it. 

Note: be sure to change the extension of the export to .KML.

Change file to KML on Google Earth export

Next click “Save” and your files will be saved to your desktop.

Save KML file to desktop

Exporting from goHUNT Maps

Exporting content from goHUNT Maps

There are times when you might want to export your content. The process for this is very simple. Just use the bulk edit tool (the arrow at the top of the web version of maps) and then select the waypoints you want to export from a certain hunt.

Start a new export on goHUNT Maps

Next just select "Export" and then you can select whether to export as a .GPX or .KML file.

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