Creating a Locations Map with Google Maps

Location Planning

Back in September I posted a blog article on planning for a landscape shoot.  In the blog post and associated YouTube video I talked about a number of planning tools that I use for weather, tides, sunset / sunset timings etc.   However, it was my use of a custom Google Map to record locations that I have either visited or plan to visit that seems to have generated the most interest from my readers / viewers.  

Using Google Maps

Given the level interest I thought I'd produce a brief tutorial to tell you how to create your own map.  So in this video I take you through the steps of:

  • Creating a map
  • Adding locations
  • Using colours, icons, and layers
  • Modifying locations with comments
  • Accessing your maps on a mobile device

I find it a really useful tool and I'm sure you will to.  Check out the video below:

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Do you use Google Maps for any of your location planning?  Do you have any tools that you recommend?  If so, please let me know in the comments.