1: Set home location
There’s an option in Google Maps, right up at the top of the left-hand sidebar
, that takes you to My Places
. This shows where you have been, but it also lets you set home and work locations.
2: Inputting the location
Click on the link for either the work or home location and then type in the address that you wish to set. When you have finished, just click Save and that will then become the default.
3: Edit or delete
As you type, a list of suggestions will appear and you can simply click on one of those. You are also able to delete or edit a location by clicking the downward-facing arrows.
4: Using the locations
Now when we are searching for directions, for example, we can simply type in ‘Home’ and it will instantly call up our default location. Google will then use it as a start or end point.
Creating custom maps inside Google Maps
Customise, mark and draw on a map of your own
1 When in My Places, you can create your own map by clicking the red Create Map button in the sidebar. Maps are layered, so you can add as many as you want.
2 The drawing tools are just under the search box. Click on the hand to move around or click the draw button to draw lines or other shapes as desired.
3 Click on the marker icon to add a description to your line. The maps are auto-saved, and you will be able to share them with others when you are finished.