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Viewing Google Earth Placemarks in Google Maps

ed.sterrett Jul 18, 2006 6:30 PM
Posted in group: Collected Google Earth Wisdom (read only)

Does anyone have a working method for converting this kml into a google map. I would like to provide an map of these site to be included in my personal site. Any help would be appreciated.

Actually, it's one of the easiest things to do..

The kml/kmz file must be accessible via the Internet. If you post your collection here (in the appropriate forum, of course), then that requirement is met.

Once the post is complete, right-click on the download link.. "Properties" from the right-click menu, and note the URL for the link. Highlight the URL..

In this case, it's

Right-click-Copy (or press CTRL-C) to place the URL onto your clipboard, then close the properties box.

Go to Google Maps, right-click in the search box and select paste, which should insert the URL for the placemark. "Search Maps"

There ya go! Neat, huh?

Now, to add the finished map to your site.. Look in the upper right corner of the map..

Click on "Link to this page", which changes the URL in the address bar up top from the "regular" to the actual URL including your added data. Use that URL on your web page to link to the map.

Congratulations! You've just created your first Google Maps Mashup!

BTW, This is an excellent way to share placemarks with someone who, for some strange reason, does not have Google Earth installed.