If you want to create your own custom map then you can make it on Google Maps. You don’t need any other software or application to make custom map because Google maps allows you to add your own shapes, pinpoints and help you to make direction of your custom map.
If you want to make custom map and don’t know the method then follow this guideline. We will help you in this regard.
Creating a Custom Map in Google Maps
You can easily make custom map on Google map by using Google map but it doesn’t allow you to make landscape. It will allow you create your own landmarks, routes and locations.
If you want to draw your own shapes then you can draw on the current map and can add details on existing map.
You need to use the web version of Google to create the custom map.
First of all, you need to open Google Maps and then sign in with your Google account.
After that, you need to click on menu option that will be appear on top left corner.
After opening menu, find “Your Places option” and click on it.
After opening Your places option, you will see a option as “Maps” on the left side, just click on it. When you click on Maps option then at the end there will be an option of “Create Maps”, click on that option.
Now, you will see map making window, select the “untitled map” option that will be on top right side.
Now, you need to edit the title of your map and then have to write about the description of your map. After adding tab on save button.
Custom Map Layers
Custom map is created by layer that is “Base Map” layer. If you want to customize the appearance of base map layer, for this you have to click on arrow option that will be next to the base map option. By clicking on the arrow you can choose different map theme.
You can add many layers to your custom map, it will help for the separation of new map components. You just need to click on “Add layer” button.
If you want to rename the name of layer then click on three dot icons near layer option and then click on “Rename layer” option. If you want to delete the layer the click on delete option.
Creating a Custom Map in Google Maps
As we told you that you can add your own marker points, shapes, lines and even create your own direction on map.
Adding a Marker Point
You can say custom marker point as a pinpoint, it will appear on the map. If you want to add additional description then you can use it to add more description. You can also add point map to indicate area for user or you can also specify the area that is not on Base map layer.
You have to set a suitable location on Base Map Layer, so that you can add new marker point. When you are done just click on “Add marker” option.
Drag your mouse and click on the area of map. In this way you can use marker editor. Now add subtitle and description and click on save option for adding it to map.
Adding Lines or Shapes
If you want to add lines and shapes then click on “Draw a Line” option from menu then click on “Add lines and shape” option.
On the map, draw the lines to join-up shape.
Now, add custom name and description in the menu that will appear on the screen and then click on save option.
Creating Custom Directions
If you want to create directions then choose “Add Directions” option from the menu to add this layer.
This direction will appear in the menu. Now, add one point of departure “A” box then arrival point as “B” box.
When you filled both named boxes then the map will automatically updated and show your location.
Sharing Custom Maps in Google Maps
When you are successfully done with the creation of Map then you can check it out on Google Maps. You can also share it with others as well. For the sharing of map, open Google maps from website, sign in with your Google account then select “Owned” where your custom map was uploaded.
Now click on share map option select any of the following platform to share your map.
After that you will see the next option, just click on share option.
Now, there will an option of link sharing. Now select Change option under “who has access” option.
Now, select the access of your map. You can also allow specific people to have access to your Google map.
When you have selected your required option, just click on save option.