Edit map features

You can still create and edit your My Maps in Google Maps. Or, try our new mapping tool - Maps Engine Lite. Import locations from a spreadsheet, use layers to visualize different types of content, or simply draw and add places, lines, and shapes.

Learn how edit custom maps.

Google My Maps makes editing placemarks, lines, shapes, and searches to your map easy.

To move or edit a placemark:

  1. Create or open a map and click Edit to enter editing mode.
  2. Drag and drop the appropriate placemark to the new location. Note that you can only edit or move placemarks on your maps, not others.
  3. To edit a placemark's title or description, click on it to open the info window.
  4. Click OK to save, and hit Done in the left panel when you are finished.

To edit a line:

  1. Create or open a map and click Edit to enter editing mode.
  2. To move a line on your map, mouse over the line to make the end points appear. Click and drag the points to move them.
  3. To delete a point from your line, right-click on the point and choose Delete from the context menu.
  4. To add a point to your line, you can either click on one of the semi-transparent points, or right-click on the line and choose Add a point from the context menu.
  5. To edit a line's title or description, click on it to open the info window.
  6. Click OK to save, and hit Done in the left panel when you are finished.

To edit a shape:

  1. Create or open a map and click Edit to enter editing mode.
  2. To move a shape on your map, mouse over the shape to make the end points appear. Click and drag the points to move them.
  3. To delete a point from your shape, right-click on the point and select Delete from the context menu.
  4. To add a point to your shape, you can either click on one of the semi-transparent points, or right-click on the shape and choose Add a point from the context menu.
  5. To edit a shape's title or description, click on it to open the info window.
  6. Click OK to save, and hit Done in the left panel when you are finished.

Sorting items in your map 

Once you have added items such as placemarks or lines to your map, you can change the order in which they appear in the left panel. To do this, click and drag any item to the appropriate place in the list at the bottom of the left panel.