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How to Create Custom Personalized Maps in Google Maps [Video]

Though the custom maps feature has been out for a bit, you may have forgotten about it or it may all be new for you. Either way this wonderful video shows you how to create your own custom maps and enjoy an awesome feature of this popular Google service.

‘My Maps’ is mentioned in the video above, but is now referred to as ‘My Places’ in Google Maps (as seen below).

There is also a nice interactive tutorial available.

Here is a screenshot of a custom map created by ‘The Straits Times’ that you can view using the link below (if you wish to interact with one ahead of creating your own).

Danger flood spots in Singapore (‘The Straits Times’) [Google Maps]

How to create a “My Map” in Google Maps [YouTube]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/6/12

Comments (5)

  1. Eric

    How the hell did I not know about this?

  2. Asian Angel

    @Eric – You are most welcome. ^_^

    It is indeed a wonderful (and fun) feature. ^_^

  3. drgibson

    Thanks, I did this once several years ago for the kids weddings but later I tried to make another map and could not remember how I did it. Good job and I see many new and cool features have been added.
    Thanks again.

  4. Steve S.

    Is there a way to upload a route to a garmin GPS using my maps?

  5. Grimace

    I was messing around w/ this last week, to map out my apartment hunt. However, I cannot find a good way to remove locations once they’re placed…

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