How to create and share custom map in Google Maps

Google Maps is a world-wide map system that is obviously developed by Google. It is a great way to look for directions to someplace or where it is located. This application has been overly used by people in the last decade. It just makes our lives so much easier don’t you think?

Have you ever thought how cool it would be if you’ve made your own custom map on this app? Well, that is possible, and it is very easy to do. We will be teaching you and showing you a step by step guide on how you can make your own map on Google Maps. Keep reading.

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Step by step guide on your Android:

  • For starters, you will need to download the Google Maps app on your phone if you don’t already have it build into your phone’s system. Simply go to the Google Play Store, download and install the app and you are ready to go.
  • Open the Your Places section in the menu tab. Go to the Maps, and click on the Create a New Map button.
  • Select your starting point and your destination by typing in the places that you want to visit.
  • You will be asked to give a name to your new map after you are done selecting the places. Simply type in the name and add some kind of description to it if you want to, but you do not have to if you don’t.
  • You can also change the way you are going to be traveling. The possible options are by car, by bus, walking and etc.
  • If you wish to add a new layer or a place to your map, you can do that too. Find the Add Layer Button and click on it, there you can add another path or a new destination or a place.

And that is it, your map is ready!

On your Windows PC:

The process is somewhat the same, and not complex.

  • Sign in to your Google account first, and then search for the Google Maps in the search bar.
  • Open the site, click on the three lines menu, and find the Create a new map option. Click on it and wait until it opens up.
  • A picture of your current location should show up. The continent you are on, and you will need to search for the city in which you want to make your new map.
  • Search for the Add Directions button that should have two arrows for a logo, one facing up and one slightly turning to the right.
  • You will be able to search the place that you want to add to your new map. Search and add your starting point on the map. And also, type in your destination.
  • To give a name to your new map, you will need to click on the Untitled Map settings. When the new small window pops up, type in the name of your map and click on Save. If you want to, before saving, you can add a description to the map, but it is not necessary.
  • When you want to enter your new map, it will be located in the My Maps section of your profile.

That is all!

If you want to share your map rather with your other devices or with your friends, simply enter the map, find the Share button, and choose with which device would you want to share it with.

We hope that we were able to help you make your own map and that the steps weren’t that hard to do! Until the next article!