Google Maps is a great tool; it helps millions of travellers to reach their destinations and finding important stops along the route every day. The offline google maps feature and the download Google maps feature are a couple of even more useful as it gives the users the liberty to use Google maps even at a place with no internet access.
But it is practically impossible for Google to mark all the important landmarks and explain all routes with complete accuracy. Google helps us come over this shortcoming by letting us create custom map on Google maps through mymaps.google.com.
If you need to explain some route to your buddies in more detail than that given in the standard Google maps then you can create your own maps and mark some more landmarks, directions, markers, measurements and other details so that it can be understood precisely.
Create a custom Google map :
Here are the steps to build a custom google map –
Go to mymaps.google.com and login with your Google account. A new map view will be loaded.
In the search box search for the area for which you want to create the new map.
Give a suitable name to your map by clicking on the label ‘Untitled’.
Start adding the information to the map by adding layers. Custom additions to the maps are done by handling layers.
It’s a good idea to add a new layer for new information you want to add to the map. This makes information management easier later on. Layers can be turned on and off to display and hide information.
add custom marker to google map – Select the add marker tool by clicking on the balloon icon.
Click on the map where you want that marker to appear. Enter a suitable name for the marker.
Explore the workplace a little bit to find out how more and more information can be added to the maps.
Save the changes when you are done.
This Google maps feature of letting its users add a custom route in Google maps is a very useful one as it can let you help your friends, colleagues and acquaintances to reach the destination of your choice so easily. Just start by adding a small route and get hold of the environment and the features like layers and markers.