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Import info to your map

You can pull lots of geographical info into a map all at once. Here's how:

Step 1: Prepare your data

You can import a CSV, TSV, KML, KMZ, GPX, or XLSX file, or a sheet from Google Drive.

Note: You can import only one data file per layer, and each file can have up to 2,000 rows.

Step 2: Import content

  1. Open My Maps on your computer.
  2. Open a new or existing map.
  3. In the legend on the left, click Add layer.
  4. To give the new layer a name, click it.
  5. Under the new layer, click Import. You can import CSV, TSV, KML, KMZ, GPX, or XLSX files, or spreadsheets from Google Drive.
  6. Drag a file from your computer, select a Google Drive file or open a previous My Maps map.
  7. Click Choose a file to upload.
  8. Pick one or more columns that identify the location of your data. 
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Pick a single column to label the data on the map.
  11. Click Finish.

Places will be automatically added to the map and available in a list in the legend on the left.

Troubleshooting imports

You might receive an error when trying import a file from Drive. If you’re having difficulty with your import, learn how to troubleshoot imports.

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