Google Maps Engine Lite Now With My Places

Aug 26, 2013 • 8:10 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsGoogle quietly announced in the Google Maps Help forum that the Google Maps My Places feature is now integrated into Google Maps Engine Lite.

Abby D. from the Google Maps team explained that now when "you visit My Places on classic desktop Maps, the red “CREATE MAP” button will link to Maps Engine Lite (Beta). If you prefer to continue using classic My Maps, simply click on the “Or create with classic My Maps” link."

Here is a picture:

Google Maps Create

Abby added, "your list of My Places also now includes Maps Engine Lite maps that you’ve created, in addition to your My Maps and starred locations."

There have been no responses to the thread, so I assume most people don't care too much about this change.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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08/29/2013 03:13 am

I am not sure if I care about the change. What is the difference between the classic Google map and the Maps Engine Lite maps?

Jane Jackson

11/03/2013 04:48 pm

I dont know about the classic version but the lite 'my places' is full of glitches. I constructed a map using GPS coordinates and putting in descriptions in over 100 places thinking it would be great. But unfortunately when I click on a location I am not guaranteed to get the coordinates I put in along with the description of that location. It can be a bit random. Wasted a lot of time.

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