It was 2008 when I first created a Google Map for BSDCan and for PGCon. That year, I create one map, for each conference. In 2009, I needed two different maps because the venues were different. Each conference was at University of Ottawa, but in different buildings. It was then that I first learned, with some effort, how to export and import a Google Map. This process is must like File-Save-As, but not quite as easy.
The easy way to do this follows. This process assumes that you already have a Google Account and are familiar with the map creation process. This process also requires the URL to the map you wish to copy. That said:
- My Maps
- Create new map
- In the field ‘Or enter the url of map data on the web’, paste the URL of the map you wish to copy
- To your pasted URL, append this: &output=kml
- Click on Upload
That’s it. You should have the data imported. Great!