Google maps has added new features that allow you to create personalized, annotated, customized maps using Google Maps.
Your maps can contain the following:
Once you have created a map, you can:
- Add descriptive text, including rich text and HTML
- Embed photos and videos in your map
- Share your maps with others
- Open it in Google Earth
To create or edit maps, you must be signed into your Google Account. You do not need to be signed in to view a map.
I gave it a quick spin. We’re having a neighborhood garage sale in May so I thought I might create a map for our neighborhood web site announcement. It took all of 2 minutes to annotate the map and include it on our Web site. As I get confirmations on who wants to participate in the garage sale, I’ll add them to the map. Pretty cool!. You can find out more about Google maps here.