Import saved places from google maps (via google takeout)

Wolfgang shared this idea 3 months ago
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Hi,

often I'd like to import my big list of saved places from Google Maps to locus. As far as I know this is not so easy. But I have an idea :)

It's possible to use Google Takeout for Google maps. This generates a json file. It would be awesome to have an import function to import this google takeout json file.

Please :))

Thanks Wolfgang

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Hello Wolfgang,

I did a quick check of JSON file format and it seems to be a regular GeoJSON (if we talk about the 'Labelled places.json' file). Suggest using "MapItems" system. Just copy the file into Locus/mapItems directory and in the app, press Menu > Functions > Map items and enable mentioned file. I've not tried it, but it should work. Let me know ...

Jiří M. aka Menion

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Hi Menion,

when I browse to the MapItems the json file is not listed.

I am not very familiar with MapItems maybe I am doing something wrong. But I guess I did the needed steps.

Wolfgang

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Hello, ah my mistake. There is need for two things ...

1. update in the app to support also points, so it will need a next app version

2. file has to end with "geojson", not just "json"

Let me know after next update if this will work as expected.

Menion

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Hi Menion,

I just tried it with the latest version (4.3.3) and it works "halfway". Is it possible that the Title and maybe some other text is used from the GeoJSON file?

Wolfgang

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Hello,

should be possible to send over email locus.map@asamm.com (to keep it private) a sample file that is not loaded correctly? I may quickly look at it, if there is some simple change that may help. Thanks.

Menion

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Thanks for the file. I was able to grab also name, url link and date when feature was created and updated from the file you've send me. So in next version, it should work a little better. Thanks for the help.

Menion

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Awesome many thanks for your great work !

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