Good news for anyone who took particular pleasure, or found use in Google’s My Maps feature. The feature is now back and available for download. My Maps is a handy feature from Google, which allows individuals to create their own interactive Maps.
Google’s My Maps was previously known as Google Maps Engine Lite and also My Places and was originally created to allow individuals to create views and images of their own areas and their own locales, from new and personalised angles.
The unique thing about My Maps is that you can add images, descriptions, custom icons, and place details throughout the design of your map and then share them with your friends and followers, on as many varied social media platforms as you like.
You can be as creative as the tools on offer allow you to be and that is significantly so. You can plan vacations, by adding notes and descriptions to certain areas as reminders of what to explore and visit. Trip planning is a great way of using the feature to its full potential.
For those who have used My Maps in the past, Google will be allowing you to upgrade now.
An official statement from Google read:
“If you’ve already been creating custom maps with classic My Maps, today you can upgrade all your content to the new My Maps, and enjoy these new options. You can import spreadsheets, easily include images and YouTube videos, and organise your locations and routes however you want.”
A failure to upgrade to classic Google maps by the end of the year is no big deal. All maps created in Classic maps will convert to My maps, through automatic upgrade.If however, you don’t want to wait and you want to get started right away, open up the new My Maps and select upgrade now.You then need to check out of the tour by way of referring to the settings menu.
The process is incredibly simple and once you have completed the upgrade process you will find your upgraded maps in “My Places” or by clicking the new Google Maps search box.