I have a Google Spreadsheet with coordinate data and a path to an image in a Google Drive folder, I want to import the spreadsheet into a map in My Maps and tell the importer that the column [IMAGE] is the path for the Placemark image. Is there a way to do that?

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I suggest the following

  1. Create a kml file with your placemarks from the spreadsheet
  2. Create a folder for images, and place your icons there
  3. Edit the kml file and create icon styles (referencing your images), and assign it to your placemarks as:
    <Style id="icon-ci-2-labelson">
  1. Pack everything into a kmz file (compress the KML file and images folder, name it with extension kmz) as in https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/kmzarchives
  2. Import your kmz file as a layer to My Maps and enjoy.
  • The problem is that i want to add a description image for de Placemark and for some reason the solution that you propose is not working for My Maps Mar 15, 2022 at 13:10

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