How do I export my saved locations to Google Maps

WicklowMan1945 Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Seeker
I hope you can help me. I have tried to export my saved locations and all I get is a .gz text file which I am not sure what to do with.
Any suggestions, much appreciated.


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,835

    Welcome to the site....
    Many users have asked for the facility to back up their MyPlaces to a PC
    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner....
    i.e... the Tomtom Cloud

    The MyDrive Route planner allows you to download your data from the Tomtom Cloud
    The file looks like unusable Gobbledegook, but the MyPlaces can be found in the file
    Click on image to enlarge....

    User Ethoz....
    Posted a link to a excellent Tomtom MyPlaces to .Ov2 POI file converter tool

    There's a Mac & PC version ....

    Download and install TomtomPOI.exe from the above link
    Note... I have Virus checked the file with Avast Anti Virus all OK
    Run TomtomPOI

    1st Click on Open...
    A New Filer Window opens
    Find & Select the (Your username goes here)_MyDrive.json.gz file
    Saved from the Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner
    Click on the 'Open' Box

    2nd Click on Copy
    3rd Click on Yes
    4th Click on Yes
    5th Click on Save
    Name the .Ov2 file & Save to the PC Desktop

    If you open the .Ov2 File with a POI editor you will find the individual POI Names and the Coordinate of the POI
    Copy and past the required POI Coordinate into Google Maps....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • WicklowMan1945
    WicklowMan1945 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Seeker
    Thank you for the reply. I followed the link and tried to download the TomTomPOI app but Google Translate kept kicking in saying it could not translate the page?

    Even if I could download it, I think my technical skills would not allow me to do the conversion.

    I have used TomTom's for 10-12 years but I always found the software very poor. I like to support EU companies but on this occasion I give up. I will manually capture my 80+ POI's and manually add them to my new car with it's Google maps and then wipe and sell my TomTom.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,835
    edited April 2021