In the app, Google My Maps, you can download all or parts of your geographic map data, including:
- Directions lines.
- Freeform drawn lines.
You can then import and use the data in other mapping apps, such as Scribble Maps and Google Earth.
If you create a map containing markers at store locations and directions lines from the company's corporate office:
You can configure the download to only include the directions lines data. You can then import the directions lines data into Scribble Maps.
The format of the downloaded file is: KML.
KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, a file format for displaying geographic data in online maps (2D) and Earth browsers (3D). A KML file contains annotated geographic data in XML format.
Configure the export settings
- Log in to Google My Maps
- In Google My Maps, click the map's thumbnail image to open the map.
Note: If you want to view Google’s support page, visit this link: Share, download, or print your map > "Download map info"
- To the right of the map’s title, click the Three Dots Icon.
- In the flyout, select: "Export to KML/KMZ".
- Under the heading, "Export to KML/KMZ", click the drop-down menu currently displaying: "Entire Map".
- (Optional) Select which layer(s) you want to export. Or keep the default selection: "Entire Map".
- Click to add a check to the checkbox: "Export as KML instead of KMZ. Does not support all icons."
Note: Do not click the checkbox,"Keep data up to date with network link KML (only usable online)."This feature is not supported in Scribble Maps.
Download the KML file
- Click the "Download" button.
- You will see the downloaded file in your browser. The file's default location will usually be your computer’s "Downloads" folder. The file’s:
- Type will be: "KML".
- Name will end with: ".kml".
- (Optional) You can quickly view the XML data if you open the file by using text editor software. For example:
- Notepad on Windows systems.
- TextEdit on Mac systems.
Import the KML file from your computer
To learn how to import the file, visit this link: Import/Export Files & Data - GeoJSON, images, PDF, CSV, KML, GXP, SHP, DXF, SMJSON, SMT, WKT, etc.
(Optional) Replace a blank marker imported from Google My Maps
To learn how to replace a blank marker, visit this link: Replace a blank marker imported from Google My Maps