WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - Importing/Exporting Locations Using KML and CSV Files

Importing / Exporting KML and CSV Files

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Adding Locations

From Map | From Current Location | Importing From File

Plugin Capabilities

The WordPress Interactive Map plugin allows you to import and export map data. This can be done like this:

  • Importing
    • Single location - Uses KML/KMZ files
    • Multiple location - Uses CSV files
  • Exporting
    • Multiple locations - Generates KML files compressed in zip format. This is good if you want to move locations to a new site. 

What are KML and CSV Files?

  • KML (Keyhole Markup Language) - This is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for mobile. KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes and is based on the XML standard. 
  • CSV (Comma Separated Values) - This is a file format that can be opened by text editors and also spreadsheet editors. In the case of this plugin can store coordinates and metadata such as postal code, description publishing status.

Accessing the Settings

To import or export, click on Export/Import under the plugin tab.

Export/import dashboard - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Export/import dashboard

Importing a KML File

TIP: Download KML Example

Understand the file structure via a sample file. Download KML example files

If you have a KML or KMZ file that contains your location, you can import it on this page. After importing the file, the location will show on the map and you can edit it, if you'd like.

Importing location from KML or KMZ file - Maps Plugin
Importing location from KML or KMZ file

Importing a CSV File

TIP: Download File Example

Speed up the import process by using a sample file. Download CSV example file

To import multiple locations at one chose CSV file and click Import CSV. User can easily create CSV file according to an example:

  • "Local marketplace",45.2345,11.4633,"24/7 great shopping mall.","publish","Main Street, Italy","44534","market,italy"
  • "Gas station",45.67543,11.54633,"no description yet","draft","Small Street, Italy","2345345","gas,italy"
Importing multiple locations at once from CSV file - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Importing multiple locations at once from CSV file

Exporting KML Files

To download a ZIP file with KML files for each location, click Export KML Files.

Exporting all locations to separate KML files - Maps WordPress Plugin
Exporting all locations to separate KML files

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