Create Maps Directly from Google Drive

Google’s My Maps app is a cool tool that lets you create custom maps with your own data layered on top.

The service has been around for a while, but is now available directly from within Google Drive.

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Once the interface is open, you’ll find it fairly self explanatory, but you can hover over any of the tools and links to get tool-tip hints:

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Draw lines and annotated place markers, measure distances and/or import information from other sources directly into your map. You can rename your map, add multiple layers, share it with others, and it will auto-save, just like any other Drive file:

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