How to Tag Places on Google Maps


Google Maps is a free Web service offering interactive maps and directions. Users can zoom in or out to see different levels of detail for a region of the world; Google Maps can show street maps, terrain maps and satellite photos of the chosen region. Sometimes a user needs to remember a particular spot on a map for future use; Google Maps allows users to add multiple "tags" to personalize their maps. You can customize a Google map by annotating it with your own tags.

Things You'll Need

  • Existing Google account
  • Launch a Web browser and navigate to "" Click on "Sign in," then enter your Google user name and password and press "Enter."

  • Navigate Google Maps to display a map of the area where you to place your tag; you can do that by any combination of entering an address in the text box and clicking "Search," or clicking on the current map and dragging it with the mouse, or zooming in and out using the sliding control at the left of the map.

  • Click "My maps," then "Create a new map." Enter a title of your choice on the "Title" field, then click "Save." Right-click on the spot of the map where you want to place a tag, then select "Add a placemark." Type a name of your choice for the tag on the "Title" field, and an optional description. Click "OK." At that point, your personalized map will not only consist of the particular area you chose, but also of the personalized tag you just placed on it.

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