Create Customized Maps with Google Maps – My Map Feature

My Map is one of the new feature offered by the Google Maps, Google maps are trying to satisfy their users by providing the best ease of using the Google Maps. Customization has reached to a level that now it is available in the google maps too. My maps is the tool which helps in making your own customized and personal maps.

Customization of the Maps has never been so easy than this. customization itself is a very much good attribute to hike upon on business and as we all know that we like the things which we can mould according to us, according to our comfort, according to our ease of use ,according to our benefit.

My Maps feature on web Platform – Google Map

Primary Features of My Maps

Let us check the way to use My Maps Feature on web, so as to create your own customized map:

  • To use my maps features of Google Maps open Google Maps in the Web platform google map  my map editor. Or you can do it by navigating to google map and follow this steps:

Customized Maps With Google Maps

  • Tap on the hamburger button located left to the search bar.
  • when you tap on the hamburger button you will see ‘your places’ options.

Customized Maps With Google Maps

  • Tap on ‘your places’ option.

Customized Maps With Google Maps

  • once you tap on the ‘your places’ options you will see the card getting opened for your your places.
  • Tap on the ‘Maps’ option of the ‘your places’ card.
  • Customized Maps With Google Maps
  • once you tap that card you will see the maps you have already created and in the bottom you will see the option to ‘create maps’ and ‘see all your maps’.
  • Tap on either of the option to create your customized map.

Customized Maps With Google Maps

  • You will see this ‘create a new Map’ option, tap on it and now you can create your own map.

customized maps with google Maps

So, this is how you can make your customized map. Still not satisfied with the level of customization? okay not a big deal for google Maps, adding more features to Customization now you can also add image to your markers. As shown in the above image you can see at the right bottom of the card a camera sign, that means you can also add the image of your choice to that mark.

There are so many things which you can do with your customized Maps , such as :

  • Making Polygons: You can make polygons with the help of ‘draw line’ options by joining them. You can also change the color of the polygon once you save the polygon you can add color to it by tapping on the style icon. We use colors to give every polygon an Identity, You can give blue color to the polygon for water surfaces, green indicates park or garden.
  • Draw lines :  While with the plain lining you can also add the route for four wheeler, two wheeler and for the pedalist as well. You can use styling to color the poly lines also.
  • Label the spots :  you can also add the spots and label them.

customized maps with google Maps

  • Add the Marker : as shown in the above image I have marked a location by tapping on the pin.
  • You can also add directions to it:  you can add directions too while creating your customized map.
  • measure the distances: Google Maps customized map also help you in measuring the distances.

customized maps with google Maps

Share your Maps:  

You can also share your Maps by tapping on the ‘your Places’ and then tapping on the Maps to see all your Maps when you can see all  your Maps tap on any map and then it will be opened up as shown in the above picture.tap on the share button and then give a name to your Map and fill its description, and then add the name of the people you want to share it with and change the access according to you.

Secondary Features Of My Maps – Create Customized Map

Google Maps’ My Maps features also facilitates you to check map explorer option of Google map:

  • All Maps that you have created, own and the ones which you do not own.

Customized Maps with My Maps Feature of Google Maps

  • Maps you own

Customized Maps with My Maps Feature of Google Maps

  • Maps shared with You

Customized Maps with My Maps Feature of Google Maps

  • Maps not owned by you

Customized Maps with My Maps Feature of Google Maps

  • Maps you have been recently to.

Customized Maps with My Maps Feature of Google Maps

Maps View :

You can also view the maps according to your preferences, you can arrange them in the list or grid order, you can also sort them according to you.

  • List View

google maps My maps feature

  • Sorting

customized maps of google maps

Moreover, you can also ‘Share customized maps’ on Google maps ,for other users to use and explore them and get to know about the various locations. Google Maps are very much known and reachable to anyone across the globe.

Look more Google Map tips and Tricks, So,now make your own map ,showcase your location, let people know more about the places , and enjoy the customization at Google Maps too.

Google Map – Options to Save, Label and Share Location

Google maps are now providing us with the Few more additional features in addition to the long list of the Features . Now , we have Save ,Label and Share  options in Google Maps. Google maps is providing a new feature every fortnight to its users, adding to it this time they have updated the Google Maps with new options like Save ,Label and share.

Save, Label and Share Location on Google Map

Now, while using Google Maps you should remember that now you can save any place that you have been to and liked it most such that you can use it in future , Moreover if You find any location and want to give your customized name to it you can do that by labeling it, and suppose if you want to share your location or any other place you can do that as well.

Save ShareLabel Location

Google Maps now allow you to Save, Share and label any location. This feature of Google Maps can also be used on web platforms as well rather than Google Maps mobile application. Google Map also provides direct way to share location or direction to your Android or iOS mobile app.

Lets Check Save, Label and Share Location on Google Map:

  • open the app in your phone.

Google Maps Features Save,Share -LAbel

  • Look for any XYZ location , you can either search it or can take your current location. Or with the help of Nearby feature of Google Map you can search for the desired location.
  • Tap on the card that gets open for that location.

Save, Label and Share Location

  • once you open that card you will see few options there, they are Save,share and call.
  • For saving the location tap on the star button and it will turn yellow that means the location has been saved.
  • You will find a Share button near to save button , tap on that button and you will get the sharing options for sharing that particular location

Save, Label and Share Location

  • The last  but not the least is the option for Labeling the location or giving name to any location.
  • you will get the ‘Label’ option when you open the location card.
  • Once you open the location card you  will see three vertical dots above the card .

Google maps options - save-Label- Share

  • Tap on these three vertical dots and the first option you will see is ‘add label’.
  • Tap on add label and you can give a name to it.

Now that you have already done labeling and saving part, so now you will see the location card  is showing ‘saved and labelled’ for that particular location.

Google Map - Options to Save, Label and Share Location

Now that we have learnt how to use these features in Google Maps application , let us see how we can do it on the web platform.

Save, Label and Share Location on Google Web Map application

You already know how to use these features in Mobile application , but lets say you are in the office can not use phone in front of the boss , then Google Maps web Platform will help you use these features .

Lets check how to use these features on web:

  • open Google Maps on the desktop and sign in to it.
  • Tap on the current location or search for any location.
  • once the card opens for that location you will see options like save,share,send to phone and Nearby.
  • when you tap on save it will be saved such that you can use it in future.
  • You can share it by tapping on the share button.

Moreover, you can also send the location to your phone, and also search for the nearby places of that location.

So this is how we can use all these features Of Google Maps. Save,Share and Label Features can help one to save location for future and can share locations with others through different kind of  means, and lastly you can also add labels to the locations. 

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