Now create your own map mashup with Google Maps

April 5, 2007

Google has launched a new feature on Google Maps this morning. The My Maps tab allows you to mark your favourite places on a map, draw lines and shapes to highlight areas, add text photos and videos, publish your map to the web and share your map with others.

There are mashup sites out there that allow you to create maps using Google maps but this is far easier to use and really slick. It’s a natural progression for Google to move from just providing the maps API to developers to now allow anyone with even the smallest amount of technical knowledge to create their own map mashup.

The great thing about making it so open and inclusive is that we should see all sorts of useful map ideas being produced by people around the world. It should generate some really useful maps for travellers and anyone who is interested in a particular location.

Smart move by Google, I’d like to see them creating a pipes type app next which would allow us to add our Gmail address books to a map…

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