My Maps is a handy tool that allows users to label and makes notes on top of Google Maps. Users can access their annotated maps from the full Maps app, but need to go to the My Maps website or use the mobile app to make edits. Today, the Android My Maps app has been redesigned in its first update since 2014.
As expected, the app is up-to-date with various Material Design conventions. Users are presented with a searchable list of the maps they’ve made and a FAB to create a new one. Once inside a map, the app’s UI is quite similar to that of the Google Maps app. Next to the current location button is another FAB to drop a pin. Users can also search for a specific address to drop a pin at, give it a custom name, and add notes.
Additionally, users can choose between a standard, satellite, or terrain basemap and group pins according to layers. When finished, users have the same sharing options as any other Google Drive file. My Maps comes in handy when planning trips and its website has more powerful features like calculating distance and adding directions.
The new version of the app is available in the Play Store and the full changelog is below:
Rebuilt from the ground up:
- Experience the new look and feel
- Get started with our welcome guide for new users
- Work faster with improved performance
- View photos and videos added on web
- Get directions to saved points
- Explore Street View imagery for many places