Create & 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 and organize your favorite coffee shops.

Make a new map

  1. Sign in to Google Maps using the Sign in button in the top right corner of the map. If you're already signed-in, you'll see your profile picture.
  2. In the top left corner, click the main menu .
  3. Click My Maps.
  4. Click Create edit.

Customize your map

Add places to your map

To add a place, you can do one of these:

  • Click the "Add marker" icon add a placemarker. Then click anywhere on the map.
  • Search for the place, click the green marker 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 path on your map, just draw a line.

  1. In the toolbar, click the "Draw a line" icon draw a line or shape.
  2. Click at each point of your line.
  3. To finish drawing, double click on the last point.

To draw around a neighborhood or area, you can draw a shape.

  1. In the toolbar, click the "Draw a line" icon draw a line or shape.
  2. Click at each point of your shape.
  3. To finish drawing, double click on the starting point.

Learn more about how to customize your map.


Go directly to My Maps

View, edit, & 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. Open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in. If you are, your photo will appear in the top right corner. If you aren’t signed in, click Sign in and follow the steps.
  2. In the top left corner, click the main menu ​.
  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.
Note: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you can't view your My Maps in Google Maps.
Delete your map

Open an existing map. To delete that map, click the map menu icon . Then click Delete this map.

View your places

You can see like places you’ve saved, rated, checked into, and searched for on the map.

Places you've saved, rated, or checked into

  1. Open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in. If you are, your photo will appear in the top right corner. If you aren’t signed in, click Sign in and follow the steps.
  2. Your saved places appear on the map as yellow stars. Places you've rated or checked into appear as shaded red markers.

Places you've searched for

  1. Open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in. If you are, your photo will appear in the top right corner. If you aren’t signed in, click Sign in and follow the steps.
  2. Click the main menu .
  3. Click History.
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