How to Create a Google Map With Multiple Locations

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Google Maps allows you to view a location on a detailed map or get driving directions from one point to another. You can also post Google Maps on your website to provide site guests with an easy-to-pinpoint location of your business, a meeting place or any other destination. By default, though, Google Maps stores only one place mark icon when creating basic maps. However, by using a few slightly more advanced techniques, you can add as many location pointers or place marks as you want to a Google Map.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to the Google.com website. Click the "Maps" link at the top of the page. Click the "Sign In" link and log in with your Google Accounts user name and password. If you do not have a Google or Gmail account, click the "Create an account now" link to register for a free account.

  2. 2

    Click the "My Maps" link on the Google Maps page. Click the "Create a map" link.

  3. 3

    Enter a descriptive name for the new map in the "Title" field. In the "Description" box, enter text describing the new map. The description is optional but helps to explain what the map references and makes it easier to locate if you create additional maps later. Click the "Public" option beneath the "Description" box.

  4. 4

    Use your map to drag the map to until you view the approximate location to create the landmarks or place marks. Use the slide control on the left side of the view window to zoom in on the map. Once you zoom in on the region or state, double-click the city name to zoom in even further. Continue to double-click the area or use the slider control until you can view the street and block number to associate with the landmark or place mark on the map.

  5. 5

    Click the blue balloon icon at the top of the Google Maps viewer window. Drag the blue balloon to the approximate location on the map to create the place mark. Enter a title for the place mark in the "Title" field. Enter a description in the "Description" box and click "OK."

  6. 6

    Zoom out on the map and drag the view to the next location. Click the blue icon balloon again and drag it to the second place mark location. Enter information for the second place mark.

  7. 7

    Add additional place marks to the map as needed. Click the "Done" button on the left side of the page.

  8. 8

    Click the "Send" link on the page to e-mail a link to the map. Alternatively, click "Link" at the top of the page to view HTML code needed to embed the custom map on your website. If you want to print a copy of the custom map with the place mark information, click the "Print" link.

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