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Create, open, or delete a map

Use My Maps to create, view, or delete your own maps.

Create a map

  1. On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
  2. Click Create a new map.
  3. Go to the top left and click "Untitled map."
  4. Give your map a name and description.

Open a map

  1. On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
  2. You’ll see maps you’ve made or viewed as well as maps shared with you.
  3. Optional: To see popular maps and staff picks, click Explore.

Delete a map

  1. On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
  2. On the map you want to delete, click Open menu More and then Delete this map.
  3. Click Delete.

Change how a map looks

  1. On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
  2. Open a map you can edit or create a map.
  3. Next to "Base map" in the bottom of the left panel, click the Down Arrow Down Arrow.
  4. To choose a style, click one of the images.

View maps you can’t edit

If you can open a map but can’t edit what’s on it, you’re in view mode. To see view mode for a map you own, click Preview.

While in view mode, you can still:

  • Search the map contents
  • Show or hide layers
  • View the map with satellite imagery
  • Share, export, and print the map

To ask for edit access, contact the map’s owner.

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