How to Place Several Pins in Google Maps

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How to Place Several Pins in Google Maps
You need to create a personal map to use several pins on Google Maps. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Google Maps' default behaviour is to place a new pin every time you do a search. However, in doing so, it erases your previous search pin. To place several pins in Google Maps, you have to create a custom map. From there, you can keep adding new pins without the old ones vanishing.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open your Internet browser and go to Google Maps.

  2. 2

    Click "My Maps" on the left.

  3. 3

    Click "Create new map."

  4. 4

    Give your map a title and description, then click "Done."

  5. 5

    Search for the first place you wish to pin on your map in the search box at the top of the page.

  6. 6

    Click "Save to..."

  7. 7

    Select your map name from the drop-down box and click "Save."

  8. 8

    Perform additional searches for other pins you want to place on your map. Choose "Save to," select your map and click "Save" for each pin you want to add.

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