Move the Map Marker on Google Maps: A Screenshot Tour

Nov 21, 2007 - 9:50 am 6 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Using Google's My Maps feature, you can now move the marker exactly where you want people to visit. This is especially useful for me because whenever I check my address on the map, it's about 2 blocks away. Now, I can show people exactly where they need to go. :)

Google has announced this feature on the Google LatLong blog but didn't quite walk you through it. That's where I come in.

Here's how you do it:

First, plot the address on Google's My Maps feature and click on "Edit."

My Maps: Plot the Address (Step 1)

Now click on "Move marker":

My Maps: Move Marker (Step 2)

Here, you can drag the marker:

My Maps: Drag Placement Marker (Step 3)

Now you see the newly placed marker. Save this to My Maps:

My Maps: Save to My Maps (Step 4)

Choose the Map you want to save it to. You may have to create a new map if you haven't done so already, but that's easy since it's in the drop-down box:

My Maps: Select Map to Save To (Step 5)

Finally, save your map and give it a nice little description:

My Maps: Customize the Plot Marker (Step 6)

Now you can link to the revised map and see your new marker placed where you want it.

Pretty cool.

Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.


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