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I'm just getting to learn QGIS. I want to make a map (Google maps) where I can map all our customers from our database. Including names and even better: description, address, telephone, etc. All this data is available in our own database.

So far I managed to import a csv list using Mmqgis. Then added another layer with Openlayers All works fine.

Also tried exporting the .shp as .kml, uploaded it to Dropbox and opened the link in a newly created personal Google Map. Works fine.

But the result is a map with locations. In which step can I include company names, not having to do this by hand...? I tried importing csv files via mmqgis with additional columns for names, etc. but I can't see where this information is stored in the QGIS project/I don't know if it is stored.

Any help is welcome!

Edit: I found out that I can just import an xlsx file and select the correct columns in the google map creator... Edit2: Now I see only Google accounts can edit the map, it would make more sense to use OSM or whatsoever I guess. Any thoughts on this? I'm diving into OSM now, but importing xlsx doesnt seem to be an option as easy as in Google Maps. So first question remains: how to include names/description in QGIS/OSM Edit3: I'm looking for a solution csv->map including names/descriptions, preferably not Google Maps.

  • Ah, wait, I found out that I can just import an xlsx file and select the correct columns in the google map creator... – Jasper Dec 15 '14 at 14:05
  • possible duplicate of How to convert .shp to .csv including attributes AND geometry? – Brad Nesom Dec 15 '14 at 14:09
  • I've seen that one, but thats shp to csv. I'm looking for csv->map, via QGIS, mmQGIS, whatsoever... Furthermore, now I see only Google accounts can edit the map, it would make more sense to use OSM or whatsoever I guess. Any thoughts on this? I'm diving into OSM now, but importing xlsx doesnt seem to be an option as easy as in Google Maps. So first question remains: how to include names/description in QGIS/OSM – Jasper Dec 15 '14 at 14:30
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    @Jasper Please included your comments as edits to your original question by clicking on the "edit" button – dassouki Dec 15 '14 at 15:51
  • I agree with @dassouki that this question needs revising to make clear what is being asked. I think How to ask a good question? can offer some valuable advice on how to do that. – PolyGeo Dec 20 '14 at 3:26

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