Google Maps is a widely used mapping service that helps us navigate, explore new places, and find local businesses. If you let Google track you, this feature is a great way to go back in time and see where you were, where you drove, and what you did. But did you know that you can actually download your Google Maps data? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it! 👇
Step 1: Sign in with your Google account. This is the same account that you use to sign in to Google Maps.
Step 2: Scroll down the list of available Google services and locate "Maps" or "Google Maps."
Step 3: Click the three lines on the top left. Then, click “your data in maps.”
Step 4: Scroll down and click “Download my maps data.” Then, click and check all the boxes available.
Step 5: Once you have selected the desired options, click on the "Next" button to proceed.
Step 6: Choose the file type and size for your download. You can select between ZIP files, TBZ files, or a link to download the data directly to your Google Drive.
Step 7: Click on the "Create export" button to initiate the data export process.
Step 8: You will receive an email notification from Google when your export is ready. This can take a few minutes or longer, depending on the size of your data.
Step 9: Once you receive the email, click on the provided link to download your Google Maps data.
Step 10: Extract the downloaded ZIP or TBZ file, if applicable, to access your data. You will find various folders containing your saved places, reviews, and other data in a structured format.
Step 11: You can now view, edit, or backup your Google Maps data as needed!
Downloading your Google Maps data can be useful for creating backups, accessing your saved places offline, or transferring your data to another device. Remember to always handle your personal data securely and protect it from unauthorized access.