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Excel to Google Earth, from UTM coordinates

Let's see the case:

I have gone to the field to build a property, as shown in the following table and I want to visualize it in Google Earth, including a couple of photos that I have taken

The genius of the template is that of only one:

  • Converts the UTM coordinatesTo Geographic in decimal format, as it is what Google requires
  • Allows you to set the name of the destination file
  • Lets name the layer of kml
  • Rewrite existing file, even if it is already generated
  • It allows to use html tags in the description, such as images, hyperlinks, etc.

Excel to google earth UTM

The template is ready for the spheroid to be selected, we know that for Google Earth we must choose WGS84.

  • In the first column we enter the data that Google will show as Label.
  • In the next two the UTM coordinates, taking care that our system is configured to use the comma and the point as the decimal separator as a thousands separator. So a coordinate like 599.157,90 is not allowed it should be written as 599157.90
  • In the next column we enter the zone. Just by placing it on the first line, the others will be changed. Although they can be changed manually in case the data were in the limit of two zones. Likewise the hemisphere; in this case I am using data from Bogotá, so I use Zone 18 and the Northern Hemisphere.
  • And finally the description, which is what we would see when we click on the point in Google Earth.

Convert coordinates to kml file using an Excel macro

Excel to google earth UTM

Once the tabular data has been filled in, the name of the kml file and the address where it will be stored appear on the right. in this case it appears as C: \ Race 25 X.kml

  • In the lower row we write the name that the layer will have in the kml file, in this case:  25 X Race Survey
  • The result is this: by touching a point you can display the description of the last Excel column.
  • Finally, once we are ready we press the green button, and the file should have been generated.

The result, when opening it in Google Earth is the following. Look at the name of the layer, as we call it, and then there are the points with its description; touching them raises a display of detail. If the objects or labels They are very large, they can be customized in Google Earth by right clicking on the layer and choosing properties.

Excel to google earth UTM

How to add the photo to kml

This is simple, suppose that in the detail of the level bank I want to put the image of the cadastre plate, then in the cell corresponding to the description I write:

Excel to google earth UTMProperty limit, Cadastre level Bank

Similarly, if at the point I have called Photo, I want to place a photo of the facade of the house, the procedure is similar.


  • If you need to insert more rows, make copies of the existing ones so that they go with formula.
  • You do not have to add columns, if you do it can stop working.
  • Requires that you accept the execution of macros when opening the Excel file
  • If it sends you an error message, it could be that the C: directory does not have write permission, you can try another folder like C: \ users \ downloads \ as long as the folder exists.

Utm to google earth Downloads

From here they can download The kml file As it should be.

Downloading the template in Excel requires a symbolic contribution, which you can do with Paypal or credit card.

In case what you have is Geographic coordinates of type Latitude, Longitude, and you want to send to Google Earth, the template is this.



Learn how to make this and other templates in the Excel-CAD-GIS cheat course.

Common problems

It may happen that, when using the application, one of the following incidents may appear:

Error 75 - File path.

This happens because the path that has been defined where the kml file is to be saved is not accessible or there are no permissions for this action.

Ideally, you should put a path on disk D, which has fewer restrictions than disk C usually has. Example:

D: \

The points are coming out at the North Pole.

This usually happens, because in our windows, as indicated in the instruction for the template to work, the regional configuration must be established in the regional panel:

  • -Point, for decimals separator
  • -Coma, for thousands separator
  • -Coma, for listings separator

So, a data such as: One thousand seven hundred and eighty meters with twelve centimeters should be seen as 1,780.12

The image shows how this configuration is done.

This is another image that shows the configuration in the control panel.

Once the change is made, the file is generated again and then, the points will appear where it corresponds in Google Earth.

If you have a question, write to the support email It always indicates the version of windows you are using.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. If you bought the template, write to the support mail related in your email.

    Usually this is the mail: editor @ geofumadas. com

  2. Hello.
    Get token HERE virker ikke. Hvor kan jeg får tak i den?
    Get token HERE does not work. Where can I get it?

  3. Hello, could you share a demo or temporary test of the application "Excel to Google Earth, from UTM coordinates", only for educational purposes and by the way I will promote your application. Thank you.

  4. Go to the regional settings of your Windows and set the point as a decimal point separator and the comma as thousands separator.

    If you still have doubts write to the support email that came with the purchase of the template.

  5. Good afternoon

    It also takes me to the North Pole and the point cloud is in Asunción del Paraguay

    Can you help me, please?

  6. The problem was solved by support.
    It was a problem of compatibility with new versions of office 365 and 64 bits.


  7. Saudações Ulisses.
    Or problem is a regional configuration of your operational system.
    You must guarantee that a blank is placed, such as a milhar separator, a blank as a list separator or as a decimal point separator.
    To obtain support for a model purchase, send an e-mail of support that accompanies the purchase.

  8. Follow the recommendations of the site, insert the information and return the error “Microsoft Visual Basic” Execution time error “13”: Incompatible type.

  9. Hello Alejandro.
    The reason why you send the data to the pole, is because in your windows you must make this configuration:

    The point, as a separator of thousands
    The comma, as a separator of decimals
    The comma, as a list separator.

    If you have any doubt, we have sent you an email.

  10. It does not do the calculations well, it sends you to the north pole, I have done it even with the data that comes as such in the excel and sends you to the north pole, it seems a joke that you charge for something and that does not work, I hope that solve the problem.

    If I do not demand the return of my money.

  11. Estimated
    I run the program and I get “Run-time error ´75´:

  12. Hi carlos.
    The 76 error is usually associated with the folder you are addressing where the file is to be created.
    Ideal that you use a route in a directory D: and not C: because many times you do not have direct write permission in C:
    It is also a good idea to review the regional point settings such as separating decimal and comma as thousands separator.
    let me know if you have any doubt.

  13. Hi, I'm using Excel for Mac and I get an error number 76

  14. Quero Excel altitudes of Google e Hart vocês tem coordenador X yz

  15. the configuration you have is correct.
    Do you have it at the Excel level or the regional windows configuration?

    To facilitate the support, you can do it to the email editor (at) geofumadas. com

  16. Hello,
    Thanks for sending me the link. Now, whatever he does, he sends me to the North Pole.
    I put the UTM N first and E later, and then backwards. I have thousands separated by commas and decimals by points.
    The coordinates are from northern Chile (19 s).
    Any suggestions?

  17. You had been sent to the post office, the problem is that you wrote the mail incorrectly,

    We have sent it to the correct email that you have written.


  18. Hola!
    I paid twice for the product and I never received the template.
    Can you get it to me, please?
    The transaction number is 5SV58331V3337363F

  19. Hello Carolina, we have already sent you the link to your email. It could be that he went to your spam.


  20. Hello, I tell you that I already paid you but you did not give me the option to download. pay from PayPal to Carolina Trujillo's name and the receipt number was 797849290 × 9052642

  21. Good morning,

    I already sent the template to the mail, explaining a little our case in it.

    Thank you very much and best regards.

  22. The template is set to close to 500 points.
    To increase it to more points, it is necessary to modify the code. Send the template to @ geofumadas editor and we will expand it.

  23. Good morning,

    We are trying to expand the spreadsheet, but when opening the .kml file with google earth, we only get the data corresponding to the original rows of the spreadsheet. How could we expand it to introduce the volume of points we need? Do you have a limit of points to enter?

    Thanks and regards.

  24. Good morning Juan Pablo. We have resubmitted the link to your email, for download. Maybe it was gone to your spam.
    Additionally we have refunded the duplicate payment you have made.

    If you have another question, let us know

  25. They screwed me with the file, I paid the "symbolic contribution" twice and I didn't get the form.

  26. The 75 error idica that the path you are giving does not have write rights, instead of doing it directly on disk C, try another address, either a subfolder or an E disk

  27. My dear, I changed the semicolon option in the control panel of windows, and the problem persists.

    “Error in execution time '75':
    Path/archive access error”.

    Place or archival kml em: c: \ Career 25 X.kml
    Detail: Survey 25 X

    Please help me solve this problem.

  28. This is giving an error processing the coordinates.
    error 75

    The dot (.) And the comma (,) are as below.
    E: 711.777,080
    N: 8.620.815,130

    I tried changing it by changing the mascara of excel, but it did not work.

    How do I solve this problem ???

  29. That good.

    The paths relative to the beams to files, as an example

    File: /// C: /Users/geofumadas/Pictures/005c_got.png

    An easy way to find paths, you open google chrome, and from here you use “ctrl + o” and then find the file. In the url you will see the route.

  30. Good morning again,

    Thank you very much for the help, we have solved that bug, however, our question now is how to introduce images in the points locally. Which route should we introduce?

    Thanks and regards.

  31. Good morning Gustavo.

    Check that in the locale of your computer, that the separation of thousands is the comma and the decimal configuration is the point.

    If it still causes problems, write to the editor, sending your file with the information you entered.
    (Editor at geofumadas com)

    Greetings to Oviedo

  32. Good morning,

    I have made the purchase of the Excel template, when generating the KML file, it is generated but the coordinates in Google Earth do not appear on your site, it takes us each time to the same point (North Pole).
    We are in the north of Spain and our idea is to use the template to locate the points taken and their respective photos.

    A greeting.

  33. Sometimes it goes to the spam folder,

    Check, and if you have problems, write to the email that comes with the transaction.

  34. Dear, I made the purchase with Paypal, but I still do not get the mail with the download link. How long is the wait time?

  35. We have sent you the link by mail. However, you always have to see junk mail, sometimes you go there.

  36. Hello,
    I have already made the payment through Paypal, but I have not gotten to the mail any link to download the template. I have checked spam and it does not appear either. How long does the mail take?
    Thank you.

  37. We have already refunded the template you purchased twice. If you have more inconveniences, let us know.


  38. We have answered by mail. Sometimes it goes to spam, but we've resubmitted the link. If you have problems, let us know.

  39. And to complete the identifications of the transactions made through PayPal are:
    89913009CK146464D y 4EA41369WT0868807.
    Please wait for a prompt reply.
    For the moment ... thank you

  40. Gentlemen of, I have paid through PayPal for the product "EXCEL TO GOOGLE EARTH FROM UTM COORDINATES" and at the time of downloading the program it sends me back to PayPal, and by mistake the $4.99 USD has been charged again.
    I do not think that to get this blessed product I have to pay almost $ 10.00 USD.
    Tell me what to do to download the program or how much I have to wait if they would send me to my personal mail; What to do to recover the extra payment I made to his name.

  41. Buy the template and I did not get to the mail, as I do to send me the same, Thank you.

  42. Check your Spam email.
    Sometimes he goes there. If you have any problems, reply to the email that is indicated on the payment confirmation.

  43. I already made the payment and I did not get the file.


  44. Hi Luis.
    Change the path where the file will be saved.
    Preferably, it is not on disk C, but on disk D, because sometimes writing is not available in C

  45. Good afternoon.

    I had a problem with the hard drive of the PC and I had to change it. I wanted to use the form to pass UTM to Google Earth and it gives me the following message

    76 Run-Time Error Has Occurred

    The path was not found.

    Could you help me please.

    Thank you

  46. I already paid, where I downloaded the template ????

  47. Hello José Luis
    This template is made to enter UTM data. You could add features to be decimal degrees or degrees / minutes / seconds.
    Yes, images can be added.
    Modify the type of icon ... it is not in the functionality of the current template.

    Customizing a template under the conditions you expect… costs US $ 50.

  48. Hello G! At times you helped me upload my files to google earth, I'm interested in this excel template and I'm willing to pay the requested amount, but I want to clarify some questions:
    1-Can be modified to use degrees, minutes and seconds or decimal degrees.
    2-I can change the icon type by coordinate.
    3 - I can at some point add images.
    What would it cost if these modifications were made?

    Thanks for your contributions ,,,,,,

  49. I would like to get this template, it is sold or where I can get it

  50. Hello

    Can you tell me where the download link is, I can not locate it in the article


  51. How do I download the template so I can test it?

  52. Very good tool to facilitate the work of the office, greetings

  53. Seems an interesting application, it will have to be tried

  54. hello good night my problem is that I first came out when I give in creating kml "75 execution failed" and then I did what they said I get "76 execution error" I can do

  55. In particular I translate them to latitude 32400.000000 and length -1.000000 ° Using the same coordinates in conversion calculators, however, I check that my originals are fine, since I edit the point in google earth, I put the coordinates of the calculator, and I put it well. Thank you very much.

  56. Whatever I do (I have set everything so that decimals go with period and thousands with commas) it always takes me to the equator. The length I think I do it well, but the latitude is 0. Specifically I put this UTM ED50 data that are not wgs84 belonging to the North of Spain (Navarra), and systematically I finish in the Gulf of Guinea.
    Pagomotzeta 567,825.00 475,170.00 30 N

  57. My pay pal account was linked to another email account and I would appreciate it if you sent it to this email address from which I send the message. Thank you very much

  58. Most likely, you're having trouble with the thousands symbol.
    Try entering those rounded UTM coordinates, without periods or commas to see if this is the problem.
    Then you go to the regional settings of your machine and make the change. You are required to use the comma as a thousands separator and list separator; The point as a decimal separator.

  59. Good,
    I have created the file but when viewing it on earth it sends me to the N pole. I'll tell you: the UTM coordinates that I use were transformed from coordinates in latitude and longitude, but using the ED50 datum instead of the WGS84. Should I pass them before giving the UTM format to the one used in Excel? In any case, I assumed that even if they did not coincide, the phase difference would not be very high, because if I compare some coordinates that I use with ED50 with the same ones in WGS84 (they are from Spain), the phase difference is a few meters, but on the map I think you don't see anything, not even the labels in the "labels" column. Any idea where I'm going wrong? the steps and the decimal format seem correct (the zone is 29 right?).
    Thank you. Regards!

  60. I wrote for converting from geographic to UTM, but I have a problem that the file to generate the file to go to Google does generate the file but all the points remain with 180grades coordinates 0minutes 0.00Second North and with Latitude 74 degrees 0 Minutes and 0.00 seconds West also does not show the point on the map. I appreciate if you can help me. Gloria Domínguez.

  61. Please confirm me why I did not get the template to download to google earth files, the pass geographic coordinates to UTM if it arrived. Thank you. GEDL

  62. Thanks for replying, I did what you told me. The problem continued, however, then I renamed the kml file for export and it got better. Thanks to the support of a friend, I changed from “\SIMV\MAPAS.000.000.000.kml” to “\SIMV\MAPAS\programa.kml”. Now it doesn't send it to the assigned folder for export but finally the file is generated, it stays in the same folder where the excel spreadsheet is located.
    I hope you can identify the bug, I had worked well on windows but now I'm working on Mac and there are, if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks again.

  63. Try to use a name and an easy route, for example:

    c: maps.kml

    Make sure you have the right to write to that directory, trying to create a file there from the mac browser.

  64. I am trying to use it on a Mac, it tells me when I generate it: "Error '52' at runtime, incorrect file name or file number has occurred."
    It gives me four options, the first one off, I can only really opt for any of the last three:
    1. Continue 2. Finish 3.Depuration 4.Help
    I choose to Debug and a window appears that says:

    Sub generateKML ()
    'GenerateKML Macro
    'Macro edited for Geofumadas

    End If

    End Sub

  65. You must convert it to kml format
    You can do this with gvSIG or any other GIS program

  66. I need to upload a dwg to google earth, as I do, the drawing is the axis of a path in utm coordinates

  67. Can be:

    C: / maps /

    The most practical thing is that from the Internet browser, look for the address to see the route, because if you have the name of a route with blank space such as: "my documents", you must write it as it appears in the browser's url.

  68. Hello, can you help me? I get "Execution error 75" give me examples of "routes" for the creation of the kml file by. example of my documents or in downloads or on the desktop. Thank you.

  69. Check the SPAM mail, sometimes there is sneak the message that comes to you with the link for direct download.
    Either way we have forwarded it directly to your email.


  70. I have made payment by paypal but the file has not been downloaded, if they need the id. Of the transaction is sent.

  71. The only way we have, is using PayPal or debit / credit card associated with PayPal.

  72. Estimados:

    I urgently require the purchase of the Excel application to Google Eaarth, but I only have a debit card.
    What should I do, if they have any contact in Peru, to make a bank transfer.

    Please, I need the application with URGENCY.


    José Rivera - Lima, PERU.

  73. Send me the address of the photo you are using to test it and see what happens.

    Sometimes it is a question that the route is poorly constructed. One way to see what that path is like is to open the image file from the browser, right-clicking the image and choosing to open with ... and choose the browser; so you look at the route above.

  74. I tried to add the photo from a local route but it does not work, when I enter the sentence as indicas, the photo is added separately and not as part of the dot element. Also when I try to display the image only the frame leaves but not the photo.

  75. Hello Editor, I need to talk to you about a template that you sold me, can you answer me in the chat?

  76. Well, in practice the ideal is to open it with a GIS program and export it to kml.

    If it is not inconvenient, send it to my mail and I'll tell you if I can help you, because I'm busy looking at the way the tables are.

  77. Where can I get personalized help from the auditor ... I urgently need your help, it doesn't matter if it costs you, thank you.

  78. Sorry they are in excel format, the most 600 points I have are in excel.

  79. Point of interest: Aceros actspan
    Latitude: 20.654443 longitude: -103.377499
    Vertices: (20.662213, -103.372706) (20.662213, -103.382293) (20.654444, -103.387087) (20.646674, -103.382293) (20.646674, -103.372706)
    This is what I want to convert into points of interest version google earth, the thing is that there are more than 600 points of interest that I need to empty in kml format? I don't know if you explain ...

  80. Give us an example of how are the data of a point, and in what format are.

  81. Hello ... sorry I need to convert a complete file of points of interest with their coordinates to a kml format to see it in google earth ... someone can guide me, thank you.

  82. I checked again and is certainly right, in the regional settings the point should be decimal separator, the thousands separator comma and the comma separator lists.
    Okay, thanks for the input!

  83. Apparently there is a contradiction between the units of Excel and the units to which it is being sent.

    You can see that in control panel, regional settings. Check that the point is a decimal separator and the thousands separator comma and the comma is also a list separator.

  84. I wrote them as they told me:
    792713.85 in the X coordinate
    1127836.33 in the Y coordinate
    And there's a window that says:
    “Runtime error '13' occurred.
    Finalize, debug or help.
    The types do not match
    What I can do?

  85. It is the format of points.

    You should write the data in the form:

    792713.85 in the X coordinate
    1127836.33 in the Y coordinate

    Try it. Because the template is to consider the commas to separate the thousands and the points to separate the decimals; You must use it as well.

  86. These are my coordinates,
    VD-0 792.713,85 1.127.836,33 19 N
    VD-1 792.680,07 1.127.822,15 19 N
    VD-2 792.528,78 1.127.833,33 19 N
    VD-3 792.301,83 1.127.895,05 19 N
    VD-4 792.191,63 1.127.895,05 19 N
    And when I do the procedure, send me to Indonesia and these coordinates are from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, any suggestions?

  87. Thank you very much,

    All my questions have been answered .. !!

  88. Clear the error:

    Run-time error '75':
    Path / File Access error

    Was because I have restricted access to drive C: changing the route generates it without any problem. I'll try to make the one that generates the polygon.

  89. You are entering them backwards, see that your order is North, East (Lat, Long)
    While in the template it is in the order East North (Long, Lat).

    You must remove the commas, so they are entered as numbers.

    I did tests and in effect falls in your area, try again and let me know.

    I guess I'll have to do an update so that the order of the coordinates is lat, long which is usually the most common use.

  90. Here I leave you some coordinates taken in the field in the Dominican Republic with the following parameters:

    North East
    2,099,499.093 509,926.812
    2,099,453.102 509,943.188
    2,099,423.255 509,948.407
    2,099,378.479 509,940.967

    When I tried to raise them they fell in South America.

    Thanks in advance..!!

  91. I suggest that you review the following:

    Remember that Google Earth orthophotos are displaced, with different variations. So when generating coordinates that you know, with the template, verify that coordinate shows Google Earth, to see if it matches what you have exported from the template with Datum WGS84.

    What is important to validate is if the coordinate matches, otherwise it has a calculation error.

    If the coordinate matches, but is offset from the photo, it could be that the error is from the image. Anyway I suggest that they report the errors they find, since the template I have generated for free use but requires feedback with feedback.

    The next step would be to generate the polygon, and we will see in another article.

  92. It gives the impression that you have no right to write to the directory C:
    Try a route within my user's documents.

  93. Are you sure you are using WGS84?
    Check, I do not know if the system in your country has some false this.

    How much is the displacement?

  94. Geo-matic.

    Smoked, because to write about these issues you have to smoke a marijuana cigar ... Hehe.

  95. Thanks for the contribution .. EXCELLENT .. !!

    (Why Geofumadas ??)

  96. I was carrying out the process of uploading photos from a local directory and I could not finish it in a satisfactory way, if you could abound more on how to do it this way since it did work by uploading photos from a web directory.

    I also entered coordinates in Zone 19N and the data fell me completely displaced.

    Thank you Mil .. !!

  97. Good evening Gabriel,

    In my list of UTM coordinates, with the 19 zone, of the Northern Hemisphere, specifically in the Dominican Republic, it falls displaced both in the zone and in those coordinates. I repeated the process on several occasions, different data and the result was the same. Thanks in advance for attending to my concern.


    Wander Santana

  98. I'll think about it, I think it would be the 2 version of this template, just like we did the one that sends points and points to AutoCAD

  99. I get the error:
    Run-time error '75':
    Path / File Access error

    Is it because we must first generate a blank file?
    I will try to understand how macros work, because it seems to me that from this, it will be relatively easier to generate a polygon with the entered vertices. Best regards …

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