Maps are great visualizing tools that help you tell a story. Google Custom Maps lets you create and share personalized, annotated maps of your world. Show your family where you served during your career.
Click the My places button in the upper left corner of the page.
Enter a title for your map and choose whether you'd like your map to be private or public.
In order to add areas, roads or points of interest to your map, use the icons in the upper right corner of the map. Note that these tools do not appear until you create or edit a map. Here are some of the tools you can use:
You can choose from a range of markers to represent your location or upload your own personalized markers. Click the Add an icon link, enter the URL in to the gray window, and your personal icon appears.
When you're done creating and editing your custom map, you can share your map with other people. If you choose your map to be Unlisted, only people you invite can view your map. If your custom map is Public, anybody can see it. See our privacy page for more information.
In order to share your map, click the letter icon in the top right corner of the map. In the window that opens, enter the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share your map.
Then click the Send button to invite your friends or loved ones to view your map.
Here are two more tips about custom maps:
Learn more about collaborating on a custom map.
Note that you will need to download Google Earth to view your custom map in Google Earth.