Google Brings ‘My Maps’ Customized Map Creation To Google Drive
Google’s My Maps device for constructing customized drives, journeys and routes on its Maps product is now built-in into Google Drive, which suggests you’ll be able to construct customized maps simply as simply as you’ll be able to new paperwork, slideshows and spreadsheets.
Placing the My Maps instruments proper inside Google Drive says one thing about Google’s cloud-based mostly productiveness plans – this helps distance its providing from others together with Workplace 365, giving it a broader function set for customers trying to do exactly greater than get enterprise carried out.
The replace will roll out over the subsequent week to all Drive customers, giving them the power to not solely create maps from Drive, but in addition to arrange their customized maps in folders, to look them alongside their different information, and to share them extra simply with others. The My Map device additionally will get useful enhancements in the present day, with the power so as to add extra layers and factors of curiosity to consumer-generated maps.
My Maps is a device that in some ways is simply as related to trendy pc customers as is a doc editor or slideshow creator, so it’s nice to see Google acknowledge that and package deal it alongside these instruments. Now we’ll need to see if this helps make My Maps extra mainstream – I’ve nonetheless but to obtain a My Map documenting a good friend or relative’s European trip, as an example, or an occasion protection planning map for work, however maybe now My Maps might be extra prime-of-thoughts for a wider group of potential customers.