How to Create a Custom Map in Google Maps

Creating a custom map in Google Maps allows you to personalize and share a map with specific locations and directions. Here are the steps to create a custom map:

  1. Open Google Maps in your web browser and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Click on the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner of the screen, and select “Your places.”
  3. Click on the “Maps” tab at the top of the screen, and then click on the “Create Map” button.
  4. Name your new map and add a description if desired.
  5. Start adding locations by clicking on the “Add Marker” button. You can search for specific locations, enter the address or latitude and longitude, or drop a pin on the map.
  6. Customize each marker by clicking on it and selecting “Edit” to add a title, description, and image.
  7. Draw lines and shapes on the map by selecting the “Draw a Line” or “Draw a Shape” tools from the toolbar.
  8. Use the “Directions” tool to add directions between locations, or to create a route for a road trip or hike.
  9. Share your map by clicking on the “Share” button in the top right corner of the screen. You can choose to share the map publicly or with specific people.
  10. Save your changes by clicking on the “Save” button in the top left corner of the screen.

Note: You can also create custom maps on the Google Maps app for Android and iOS devices by following a similar process.