While you can drop a pin and share locations from Google Maps, the overall customisation options are still very limited. Google has an entirely different application for this purpose called ‘My Maps’. On the surface, My Maps and Google Maps look entirely similar. Both applications share the same infrastructure but offer a different set of functions. With My Maps, you can mark different locations on the map, connect them with a drawing, save directions, and create visual guides for your friends to see. You can even embed My Maps in your website or blog. In this article, we show you how to find parks and gardens using Google My Maps.
Find nearby parks and gardens using Google My Maps
The best way to utilise Google My Maps is by adding markers and spots that you frequently visit or want to check out in future. If you’re planning a trip with your friends, use Google My Maps to mark all the interesting places you want to hit. You can even share ‘My Maps’ with your friends to ensure you’re all on the same page. Finding destinations on My Maps is pretty easy. Trying to find nearby parks and gardens? Simply search for ‘parks and gardens near me’ and My Maps will highlight all the relevant places on the map. All the relevant results will appear in the side menu. Simply click on the different parks and gardens to browse through them.
Once you select a location, you can either view it in Google Maps or add it to your map. Viewing the location on Google Maps has its own advantages as you can look up additional images and user reviews, and see how the spot looks in Street View. However, if you simply want to add the location to your personal map, My Maps is the way to go. All you need to select the location and click on ‘Add to map’ to mark the spot in My Maps. To remove a park from your map, simply select its location and click on the delete icon.
This is how you can find nearby parks and gardens in Google My Maps. As of now, Google My Maps is not available as an Android app. You access it using a web browser on your laptop or smartphone. Once you create your map, you can share it with your friends or embed it on your website. You can control who sees your map by sharing it with selected contacts via Google Drive or sending them the link to the map.
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