Google My Maps is an incredible tool that you can use for a number of purposes.
- Delivery Routes
- Favorite restaurant maps
- Location roster
Perhaps my favorite use of Google’s My Maps is for Roadtrip Planning.
My Maps allows you to pin multiple locations, and add flexibility through layers, pin styling, and pin comments. PERFECT for road trip planning.
Why Use Google My Maps for Roadtrip planning?
Here are a list of common needs when planning a road trip and how Google My Maps helps out.
|Need to keep track of all the places you want to go||Make pins for all locations you want to visit, including custom locations|
|Need to make comments on different locations||Edit the pin description to add any comment you’d like|
|Need to prioritize the huge list of places you want to see||Categorize your pin list via color coding so you can easily see which locations you want to see most|
|Want to collaborate with trip partners||Share your My Map so others can add to the same map|
|Need to keep track of mileage for budgeting purposes||Add routes to your My Map which shows total mileage|
|Want a way to separate different locations by different activities (paddling, camping, sightseeing, hiking)||Use multiple pin layers so you can easily distinguish between different location categories.|
Southeast Texas Road Trip
For an example roadtrip in Google My Maps starting in San Antonio and ending in Austin, see my My Map here: