There have been some issues in viewing my KML/KMZ files on Bing Maps on Mobile Phone, ie it automatically goes to your own location with a blank
I've spent hours Googling the problem, but never found anything to solve it.
It is important because although the NZTopo map is a workaround to be able to view KML?KMZ files on Google Maps it doesn't show the list of what is on
That is why I also use the Bing Maps link.
By accident I just found out how to fix it, but it is a user solution, there is nothing I can do from here.
I don't know how many people would view my NZ, Japan or Significant Quakes blogs on their phone, most of this earthquake logging is research based and
I would think you are more likely to view it sitting at your desktop or laptop.
However there may be the occasion to see it on your mobile, like sitting for hours at an airport waiting for a plane ....to New Zealand for example
and checking for the latest earthquakes there in preparation for your arrival.
So the fix is easy.
When you click on the Bing Map link at the top of each daily page,
it will open with a blank Bing map centred at your location
Press the menu (3 dots one above the other) top right corner
a drop down list will open,
Press/Touch/Tick "Request desktop site"
and it will load the KML/KMZ file, list and map.
All my blogs have both mobile or web versions, on mobile if you want the web (desktop) version with the Flipcard overview layout, just scroll to the
bottom of the page on the mobile and touch "view web version"
It doesn't alter the way Bing Maps works though, as that is a stand alone program.
Other phones might be different, but my J2 Android opens with just the list on the screen, I have to pinch the screen down in size to bring the map
into view, then you can toggle between the map and the list as you desire.
pressing/touching the each events text heading on the list will open the popup tag on the map
as will pressing/touching the square on the map.
I found it pretty sensitive to use.
But at least it works.
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like sitting for hours at an airport waiting for a plane ....to New Zealand for example and checking for the latest earthquakes there in
preparation for your arrival.
because of a personal situation.
One of my younger brothers arrived in Wellington for a sports tournament back in 2013 right in the middle of the Cook Strait M6 earthquakes, at the
time of arrival here we were just having the aftershocks in the high 5's. He phoned me right away "what the heck is going on here?"
He could have checked on NZ Earthquakes at the departure airport, and have been prepared for the wobbly arrival.
0600000018018016 by muzzy because: messed up the html tags