How to create a custom Google Map with Route Planner and Location Markers – [ Google Maps Tutorial ]

How to create a custom Google Map with Route Planner and Location Markers – [ Google Maps Tutorial ]

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom Google Map with Route Planner and Location Markers.

Here are the key concepts you will learn in this video tutorial:

Create a Google account
Go to Google Maps:
Select “Create Maps” from the Maps Tabs
Zoom in to your start location on Google Map
Add a title for Map and optional description
Select the type of route – In this tutorial, I will use “Add walking route”
Single click on the Map to mark the start location
Start to draw the route on Map / Tip: Hold down the left mouse button to move the map
Double left mouse click to mark the endpoint on your Google map
Add a new layer then add a custom marker for displaying a stop-off point or point of interest / Tip: Add a custom icon
Add a custom image for new marker on the map
Add a title for custom marker
Add a new layer to create a new path to a different location from the last endpoint
Find a point on the new path and click to adjust the path
Give the new path a title
Click preview to display demo custom map
Click the share button
Select the correct sharing option for your map:
On – Public on the web – Anyone can find and access map
On – Anyone with a link – Anyone who has the link can access
Off – Share with specific people
Option 1 – Copy the map URL and send to someone via email or social media post
Option 2 – Click “Embed on my site”

Custom Google Maps are great if you want to share a planned route with friends, clients or family. I often use a Google Maps Route Planner when I am on holiday to make sure I get to see all the places using the quickest quote possible. I have also used a custom Google Map to build a charity walking route for a client project. The map was embedded on the client’s website and also sent out as a link via email to participants.

If you are not sure how to get the map working on your website, then simply contact your web designer for assistance or watch this tutorial:

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