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Google Releases My Maps Editor for Android

Shares Some Holiday Uses

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Google introduced today My Maps Editor for Android. It is a tool that allows you to created, edit, share, and view personalized maps on Android phones synched with the My Maps tab on Google Maps.

So what are some practical uses for this? Google Software Engineer Brian Cornell says: There are plenty of ways to put this to good use during the holiday season:

    * Plan out your holiday shopping. Create a map on your computer with markers for all of the stores you need to visit. Color code the markers according to importance, category, or sales. Then as you visit each store, change the icon to indicate that you’ve been there and list what items you were able to get in the description. If you find a store you didn’t think of, you can quickly add a marker for it to help future planning.

    * Make a map of holiday decorations and displays that you see. Every time you see an interesting holiday display, use the Mark My Location feature to create a marker, then edit the details and add a photo of the display right from the phone’s camera. Share your map with your friends and family to show them the best holiday displays in your area. Just go to the maps list, tap and hold on your map, and select Share Map to share it right from your phone.

    * Keep track of your travels. You can map out your travel plans and take them with you wherever you go. Add markers while you travel to mark interesting places, and take lots of pictures and attach them to the markers. Then when you get back, you can share the map with your friends and show everyone what your did on your vacation with a map and pictures to help them really visualize the trip.


The application is available for download from the Android Market, which is currently available for the T-Mobile G1 phone. It should be a great tool for frequent travelers looking to remember spots of interest in cities they intend to return to.

Google Releases My Maps Editor for Android


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  • Mietwerkstatt

    Thanks Chris for the tip. Think i`ll put in onto my G1.

  • Nikotinplaster

    This seems to be the iTouch killer…

  • http://convert-to.com convert to

    Thanks Chris. I had a thought to look for a new mobile phone over these days off from work to replace my old phone, but I’ve just learned about the android software and did pretty good search on it. Now I can’t wait for another 3-4 companies to bring a new android powered phone on the market so I can pick one, the best, to do the tech conversion from the old system to newest one for myself! I’ll be looking for a article on this as you guys are pretty informed and quick in the regards to these subjects.

  • http://www.traditionaloven.com/ oven builder

    Played with one android device yesterday and I found it as one pretty swishy thing. Getting my own such phone too in the close future. Just gathering more information on Android now, so ta Chris from me as well.

  • http://car2be.com/ Used Cadillac

    Every time you see an interesting holiday display, use the Mark My Location feature to create a marker, then edit the details and add a photo of the display right from the phone’s camera. Share your map with your friends and family to show them the best holiday displays in your area. Just go to the maps list, tap and hold on your map, and select Share Map to share it right from your phone.

  • TJ

    So when loaded how do you view the maps you already created in mymaps in maps.google.com online. If it saves to them you should be able to view the ones already created?

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