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, 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 the layer where you want to add data.
  4. Click Import. You can import CSV, TSV, KML, KMZ, or XLSX files, or spreadsheets from Google Drive.
  5. Drag a file from your computer, select a Google Drive file or open a previous My Maps map.
  6. Click Choose a file to upload.
  7. Pick one or more columns that identify the location of your data. 
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Pick a single column to label the data on the map.
  10. 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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