I have a CSV with an address field (no lat/long), so I went to Google My Maps, imported the csv and geocoded of the records.

Now I export the layer as KML and added the KML to QGIS and Google Earth Pro, but in non of them I can see the markers. In fact in QGIS, the KML layer is added as datatable (no geometry).

What's happening? How can I export a geometry layer from google My Maps?

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  • do you have a mymaps public link? – Mapperz Oct 11 '18 at 14:16
  • @Mapperz no, the info in every feature is sensitive.. – Egidi Oct 18 '18 at 10:42

MyMaps will geocode addresses and display their locations within MyMaps, but unfortunately it will not export the geocoded coordinates to KML/KMZ. There are probably a number of reasons for this, including to prevent abuse of the MyMaps geocoding capability by folks who want to bulk geocode massive numbers addresses, and therefore really should be using a Geocoding API. There are other services out there that will geocode small numbers of addresses like this, so probably best to find one of those.

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