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 Create a new map button in the center of the page
Enter a title for your map
In order to add areas, roads or points of interest to your map, use the icons in the upper left corner of the map. Here are some of the tools you can use:
You can choose from a range of markers to represent your location. Click the Style linkin the right hand corner box and you will be able to select different styles in the dropdown. You can also click the bucket icon to choose the color and shape of your icon, or select more icons to use.
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 Share button 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.