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Add places and search results

Save and map important places by searching for locations or drawing them directly on the map.

Search to add a place

In addition to simply drawing markers, you may also want to search for a specific place, like a restaurant, hotel, or museum to add to your map.

To search for and add places:

  1. Open a new or existing map in My Maps.
  2. In the left panel, click the layer you want to use. The selected layer will be blue on the left edge.
  3. Search for the business, address, or point of interest that you want to add. A new, non-permanent layer entitled “Search: your search term” will automatically appear in the left panel and your results will show as green pins on the map.
  4. To add that pin to your layers, click the result. Then click Add to map.

To clear the search results, click the X above the results in the left panel. You can add up to 2,000 map features per layer.

Draw to add a place

  1. Open a new or existing map in My Maps.
  2. In the left panel, click the layer you want to use. The selected layer will be blue on the left edge.
  3. In the toolbar, click Add marker Add marker. Your cursor changes into a “+”.
  4. Click on the map where you want to place your marker.
  5. In the info window, add a title and description.
  6. To save, click Save or press Enter.

See more information about a marker

  1. Open a new or existing map in My Maps.
  2. Click a marker on the map or in the left-hand panel. A white circle appears around the selected marker.
  3. An info window appears with the content's title and other information.

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