Create a custom Google Map

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Custom Google Map example

I can be a bit of a St. Paul Campus evangelist. I refer to it as The Main Campus of the U of M. I created a secret handshake for St. Paulites to use. So when a group of IT professionals were meeting here for two days and asked for some tips on things to do, I knew I wanted to give them a custom Google Map highlighting all the best St. Paul has to offer!

Here it is!

Does making a super sweet custom Google Map sound like something that might be useful to know? It's easy! Although it took me a bit to figure out where you do it.

Step 1: While logged into your Google account, go to Click inside the search box and a roll-down should appear that says "My maps."

google map screenshot

Step 2: Select "Create" in the My Maps menu.

google map screenshot

Step 3: Title your new map, write a description, and begin adding points. You can add points by selecting the point button,

google map screenshot

or by searching for a location and selecting "Add to map."

google map screenshot

Step 4: To share your map, select "Share" and set the sharing permissions how you would like. Use the link to share with collaborators or the world.

Step 5: To print your map (if desired), select the three vertical dots near Share. Here's an example of what that looks like.

Google map screenshot

Have fun creating custom Google maps! I'd love to see what you create!

1 comment:

  1. The Extension Health & Nutrition team shared this awesome Google map of farmers markets!!