How to export Google “My Maps” (aka “My Places”) markers as a KML or KMZ file

NOTE: Soon, my places will be replaced by a new map making tool, which can be previewed here

A few weeks after the rebranding of Google Maps as My Places, the interface lacked an explicit tool for exporting individual maps as KMZ. This feature was re-added recently. There are two links now, right under the title of the Place/Map, in the left sidebar, that allow you to generate and save a KML or visualize it in Google Earth. See yellow highlight in the picture below.

Links for generating KML for Google Maps "My Places"
Links for generating KML for Google Maps "My Places"

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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