Create and edit your custom maps

You can create custom maps to share online with Google My Maps. For example, create a map to track the best dog-friendly hiking trails or save new locations to expand your business.

Make a new map

  1. Sign in to Google Maps using the Sign in button in the top right corner of the map.
  2. Make sure the search box is empty then click inside it.
  3. Click My Maps.
  4. Click the Create button edit.

Customize your map

Add places to your map

To add a place, you can:

  • Click the pin button add a placemarker then click anywhere on the map, or
  • Search for the place, click the green pin on the map, then click Add to map.

Learn more about how to customize your map.

Add lines and shapes to your map

To track a hiking path on your map, just draw a line. Click the line button draw a line or shape in the toolbar. Click at each point of your line. To finish drawing, double click on the last point.

To draw around a neighborhood you'd like to live in, you can draw a shape. Click the shape button draw a line or shape in the toolbar. Click at each point of your shape. To finish drawing, double click on the starting point.

Learn more about how to customize your map.


Go directly to My Maps

View, edit, and manage My Maps

Open an existing My Map

If you created maps in My Maps, you can see your 5 most recent maps in Google Maps.

  1. Sign in to Google Maps using the Sign in button in the top right corner of the map.
  2. Make sure the search box is empty then click inside it.
  3. Click My maps to see a list of maps you created recently.
  4. Click a map in the list (or click See all your maps).
  5. Click Open original map to edit the map you opened.
Delete your map

Read the instructions above to open an existing map. Then, to delete your map, click the map menu icon , then click  Delete this map. 

View your places

You can see “My places” on the map, like places you’ve saved, ratings, check-ins, and places you’ve searched for.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. At the top of the map, sign in to your Google Account using the Sign in button. If you don't see a sign in button, you may already be signed in.
  3. Your saved places appear on the map as yellow stars. Other places have special markers highlighted with yellow.