Customizing Google Maps - What's New 2014

Reblogger Winston Heverly
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Winston Realty, Inc. BK63078915

Craig Daniels, shared this post that can be utilized now and in the future. This collection of data can also benefit buyers or sellers as well as other Realtors or colleagues. It is detailed and right to the point. This will certainly give the reader an upper hand to help in this very competitive real estate market.  We at Winston Realty, Inc., agree with the points of this blog. Thanks for posting.

Original content by Craig Daniels

Perhaps you've seen my tutorial video on customizing Google Maps. I recorded that back in 2011. Over the past year, Google Maps received a pretty big makeover in how it looks. Just in the past week, one of the last pieces was upgraded. This is the piece where you can create "My Maps". A custom map is the ability for you to draw on a map with boundaries for instance. You can also put in "markers" on places that you want to highlight. This is an awesome feature for real estate bloggers, because you can not only create these custom maps but you can embed them into your posts.

Yesterday, I recorded a quick 7 minute video that gives a whirlwind tour of how to find the things that you were accustomed to in the "classic my maps" interface. I wanted to get this out there ASAP because the new interface may be a bit challenging... until, someone shows you where to look for your tools.


Here's an example of a custom map that I create in the new tutorial


And here is the new tutorial "what's new" video for you to watch
(viewing tip: bottom right of the window below is a full screen mode button)

If you want a little more information to read on what's new and what's possible, here are a couple of references for you:
Google Maps Blog - The New My Maps

Lifehacker - Best Ways to Use Google's New(ish) My Maps Tool

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I remember reading this a while ago and was needing to learn about it recently, thanks for bringing it to me Winston Heverly 

May 31, 2015 02:43 PM #1
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Winston Heverly - this was a great post from Craig.

And I'd need this to update my profile now.

Thanks for re-blog.

May 31, 2015 02:50 PM #2
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
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This Active Rain experience is constantly on going education!  Thank you very much Winston Heverly !

May 31, 2015 02:58 PM #3
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Winston Heverly 

I will definitely look at the video tomorrow and work on this. I love Google as they give us so many great tools.

May 31, 2015 03:12 PM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Winston. Great choice for a re-blog as I missed this the first time around.

May 31, 2015 07:18 PM #5
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Hello Winston,

I do remember reading way back but thank you for re posting. Have a wonderful day

May 31, 2015 10:07 PM #6
Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

glad you reposted this, as I remember watching it, but need to revisit the video again.

Jun 03, 2015 12:17 PM #7
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