Move PlaceMark Between Layers

I have begun to plan my trip to Italy. As part of this I am creating a Google Map for each city I will visit. Within each city, I have different layers: Transportation, Hotels, Sights. While creating my Rome Map, I accidentally placed a hotel in the Sights Layer. My initial thought was that I would have to delete it and start over again, making sure that I placed it in the correct layer. Then…I thought, “Wait a minute, this is Google. I wonder if I can drag and drop the hotel to the correct layer.” Happily the answer was yes! So easy.

Check it out. The image on the left has Hotel Oceania on the Sights Layer. I drug that up to the Hotels Layer, where it now resides – shown in the image on the right.

10 thoughts on “Move PlaceMark Between Layers

  1. google get better! June 9, 2019 / 9:37 am

    now imagine if you need to move 50 markers from one layer to another… and drag’n’drop each pin one by one, this is bad UX

    • Admin July 8, 2019 / 9:28 am

      If you need to move a large number of pins from one layer to another, it might be easier to rename the layer.

      • User February 11, 2020 / 11:02 am

        Can you elaborate

      • Admin February 22, 2020 / 11:23 am

        Instead of moving several pins, rename the layer to match the pins that are there.

    • User February 11, 2020 / 11:02 am

      This is literally what i have to do right now.

  2. sarek June 16, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    THANK YOU. Figured there had to be a way around – very helpful

    • Admin July 8, 2019 / 9:29 am

      Glad you found it helpful. It’s always exciting to stumble upon a feature by accident!

      • Tomas November 22, 2019 / 4:58 am

        THE most useless answer you could possibly type. TY

  3. Mark May 31, 2021 / 10:47 pm

    This doesn’t work – you can’t drag and drop from one layer to another. It’s the first thing I tried. So far the only solution I can find is to delete the feature from one layer and re-add to another. Which is extremely irritating. Someone please tell me I’m missing something..!

  4. deftoner June 3, 2021 / 9:39 am

    seems basic, but is not 😀 I been dealing with this many times, not easy when you did your own marker and enter info, and then realized that you added to the wrong layer. Important tip. Is the layer has Uniform Style you cannot drag and drop an item from that list. You first need to change it to Individual Style, then move the item you want to move, than you can change it back to Uniform. (just for the origin layer, no needed on destination layer)

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