I am trying to create a Google My Map of Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines. So far, I've been painstakingly drawing the subway lines manually, only using a mouse. Here's what I've got so far (WIP, of course). It is extremely labor intensive to do it this way, and I am convinced there must be a way to automate this process, even if it requires utilizing the Google Maps API or even Google Earth Pro.

Here's another example of the kind of thing I want to do, though obviously not at this scale: https://japonyol.net/editor/ajax.html

Does Google Maps allow you to take a polyline object from the Transit Layer (e.g. the polyline of a subway line) and add the object to a Google My Map?


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You can convert GTFS shapes to KML: http://bdferris.github.io/kml-to-gtfs-shapes/

and then load the KML into My Maps.

  • The tool converts from KML to GTFS shapes, but what I'm looking for is the other way around--extracting the KML from the GTFS shapes Commented May 10, 2018 at 0:33

Have a look here: Seeking tool to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) to SHP / KML?

The tool mentioned is here: http://code.google.com/p/googletransitdatafeed/wiki/KMLWriter

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