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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on exporting Google Earth data to CSV format. Google Earth offers a wealth of geographical information that, when exported to CSV files, can provide valuable insights for various applications. By loading these CSV files into spreadsheet software, users can analyze, visualize, and manipulate location data more efficiently. On this page, we'll explore the nuances of Google Earth, the step-by-step process of exporting to a CSV file, practical use cases for this method, a faster alternative to traditional CSV exports using Sourcetable, and an informative Q&A section to help clarify any doubts about the process. Whether you are a GIS specialist, a marketer, or just a data enthusiast, understanding how to convert Google Earth data into a more accessible format is an essential skill in today's data-driven world.

    What is Google Earth?

    Google Earth is a versatile geobrowser that serves as a virtual representation of our planet. By accessing satellite and aerial imagery, along with other geographic data such as topography and ocean bathymetry, Google Earth presents the Earth in a detailed three-dimensional view. Commonly referred to as a virtual globe or Earth browser, this application allows users to explore the world's terrain, including mountains, cities, and canyons, with a fresh and user-friendly interface.

    Not only does Google Earth provide immersive maps and high-resolution images for users to explore, but it also offers tools for creation and collaboration. Individuals can save their projects to Google Drive, facilitating easy sharing and editing. They can also enhance their projects by adding placemarks, drawing lines and shapes directly on the globe, and importing KML files for more complex spatial data visualizations.

    The application is accessible via web browsers, mobile devices, and desktop computers, ensuring that a wide range of users can utilize its features. Available on multiple operating systems including MacOS, Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora, and as a browser-based version, Google Earth is a free resource for educational, professional, and personal use, making geospatial tools more accessible to everyone.

    Exporting Google Earth Data to a CSV File

    Exporting Custom Maps to KML

    Google Maps provides the functionality to create custom maps according to user preferences. To begin exporting this data for conversion, users must first export their custom map to a KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file. This is a necessary step before converting the data into a CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file format.

    Converting KML to CSV Using a Third-Party Converter

    To convert the KML file into a CSV file, a third-party converter is required. Users have the option to download and install software that can perform this conversion on their computer. The installation process will depend on the specific software chosen.

    Using an Online Third-Party Converter

    Alternatively, users can opt for an online tool to convert their KML file to a CSV file. This method does not require any software installation and can be done directly through a web browser. Users simply need to upload their KML file to the online converter and follow the provided steps to complete the conversion to CSV format.

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    Streamline Your Data Management with Sourcetable

    Embrace the efficiency of Sourcetable to seamlessly import your Google Earth data directly into a dynamic spreadsheet. Sourcetable's ability to sync live data from a wide array of applications and databases, including Google Earth, revolutionizes the way you manage and interact with your geographic datasets. By bypassing the conventional, multi-step process of exporting to CSV and then importing into another spreadsheet program, you save valuable time and reduce the risk of data transfer errors.

    With Sourcetable, you gain the advantage of automation, effortlessly pulling in data from various sources into a single, user-friendly spreadsheet interface. This integration not only streamlines workflow but also enhances your business intelligence capabilities, allowing for real-time data analysis and decision-making. Choose Sourcetable for a smarter, more intuitive way to consolidate and query your data, elevating your project management to new heights.

    Common Use Cases

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      Analyzing geographic data in spreadsheet software
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      Sharing location data with users who do not have access to Google Earth or other GIS tools
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      Creating custom maps in Google Maps by importing CSV files
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      Integrating Earth Engine data with other data sources in a CSV format
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      Converting and using geographic data for machine learning applications

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I export pins from Google Earth directly to a CSV file?

    No, you need to first save the selected placemarks as a KML file and then convert the KML to a CSV file using other software.

    How do I select multiple placemarks in Google Earth Pro for export?

    You can select multiple placemarks by holding down the shift or ctrl button and clicking in the MyPlaces/list view.

    What software is recommended for converting a KML file to a CSV file?

    GIS software is recommended for the conversion because it allows for more sophisticated selections, such as select by area, distance, and attributes.

    Is it possible to export directly to Google Drive from Google Earth Engine?

    Yes, exports from Earth Engine can be sent to your Google Drive account, Google Cloud Storage, or to a new Earth Engine asset.

    Are there any fees associated with using Google Cloud Storage for exporting data?

    Yes, using Google Cloud Storage is a fee-based service.


    Google Earth Pro allows users to easily select a subset of pins and export them to a CSV file for various data analysis needs. By utilizing the desktop version of Google Earth Pro, you can select multiple placemarks using the shift or ctrl button and organize them into a new folder, which can then be saved as a KML file. For those who do not have access to Google Earth Pro, GIS software such as QGIS or ArcGIS offers an alternative method for selection and export. The KML file can be converted to CSV format using GIS software, providing a seamless way to transition your data for use in spreadsheets or other applications. However, to streamline this process and import your data directly into a spreadsheet, consider signing up for Sourcetable. This eliminates the need for multiple steps and software, allowing you to work more efficiently. Sign up for Sourcetable to get started.

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