Import points with images from Google My Maps via KML

Nikolay Eroshenkov shared this question 2 months ago
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I import points from Google My Maps to Locus via KML. Points have images that I added in My Maps manually, and, as far I understood, they are referred in KML via gx_media_links tags while being stored online with Google. I can open points in Locus and view images in the main "Basic info" tab (not in the "Attachments" tab). It works only when I am online, at least for the first time, and then images become cached. However, it is a tedious job to open manually each of a hundred imported points at home before I leave to remote places with my phone offline. Is there a way to load and cache all images in one go?


Alternatively, is there a way to convert Google My Maps KML, so it includes images as actual files (in KMZ) that I can import and view in Locus in "Attachments" tab? Some sort of a script?

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Hi NIkolay,

it's a matter of Google My Map export - it obviously doesn't support export (download) of your pictures for offline use. Locus processes only what is imported and in this case the images stay stored on Google servers for online use.

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Michal, totally agree with you, Google My Maps is the bad guy here... Still I wonder is there a workaround for this?..

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Nikolay, honestly, I don't know any. I suppose you don't want to spend hours manually downloading the images one by one... Try to ask at http://forum.locusmap.eu, there are a bunch of nice experienced Locus guys who must know a solution for sure.