Using the search bar,
enter the region you’d like your map to center around (i.e.,
Syracuse, New York).
Enter a title and description for your
by clicking in the text field where you see the words “Untitled
Map.” Once you’ve done so, be sure to click the “Save” button.
To add a location to your map,
use the search bar to find your desired location. You will see a little
green location point appear on your selected location.
To place the marker
and save it as part of your map, click on the green marker and
then click “Add to Map.”
You now have several editing
We’ll begin with editing the marker on the map.
First, click on the location marker,
which you’ll notice now appears in red.
I recommend clicking “Remove”
To get rid of Google’s details about the location if they appear on
your marker’s info window.
Next, click the pen icon
to edit your marker’s information.
You may edit the title of the marker,
as well as it’s description here—just as you did for your map. Don’t
forget to click “Save.”
You can add pictures
using Google Images or the URL for an image that is already available
on the web (this needs to be the file location for the image itself, not
just a webpage that contains the image you want to use).
Try a range of search terms
to find an appropriate image, select the image, and click “Save.”
Now you have your first location story.
You can also change the
appearance of both the map
and the location markers.
To change the marker,
hover over the location whose marker you wish to alter. Click on
the paint can icon.
Here you can choose a new color
for the standard marker design, or choose “More Icons” to select a
different marker shape. Don’t forget to save!
To change the appearance of the
click on “Base Map,” and choose your desired map style.
Finally, you may wish to use the
path feature to trace a specific
route through the locations on
Click the “Draw a Line” button,
and click from the first point you wish to connect to the next point.
Add each location marker in the order you wish the line to follow.
You may enter details about the path
including a title and description, just as you did for your map and each marker.
You can also click on a particular path in the main menu and then select the
paint can to change the path’s color. Have fun and remember to save!
When you’re finished with you
map, be sure to share it.