Very limited Navigating the map is difficult. Tapping the crosshairs icon doesn't zoom in like it should. You can't change the icons on place markers. In the app there's a "view map legend" option which is a joke since every icon will be the same. It feels like this app was slapped together and abandoned. The My Maps web interface is leagues better.
Cool idea 2 things that this app could perhaps benefit from ill state one i feel is urgent first, 1 the ability to draw a line without the line automatically bending in accordance with the curvature of the earth (i think thats why it happens??) I need straight lines for references sake. And 2 this is probably an app that could just be intergrated into maps or earth as opposed to being stand alone, because as it is it lacks features. Please tend to this! Thankyou
Good custom map tool This app is good for those who like to create & share custom maps. Many of the features it lacks can be found in Google Maps, which is good reason why Google should never have separated the mapping tools into two applications. However, it needs full offline capability to be really of great use on mobile. No reason map tiles & kmz files can't be stored on device. Most of my maps are in places where data is lacking.
Im sooooo disappointed in this app. I have created my own customised route on "My Maps" which is fantastic however my custom route does not transfer over to Google Maps so you are unable to use the Navigation tool on your customised route. An example for me is that I have just created a 3 week road trip map through the Australian outback, and even though I have pre-planned my route and created my map, I want to be able to use Navigation when Im actually on the road. Ideally, "My Maps" should have a Navigation program installed into it, or "My Maps" maps, should be transferrable into Google Maps to use the Navigation facility there.
Just installed it, I was able to access my saved My Maps. But right away I noticed that the app has much less functionality than the desktop platform. The entire submenu below the search bar is missing, cannot "undo", "change style", "add photo", even "measure distance"! Perhaps Google didn't realize that the Android app will be used by travelers even more than the desktop/web platform. Also, why on earth this is a separate app from Google Maps? While you're at it Google, go ahead and create a separate app for "Contacts", "Tasks" etc under Gmail. Lord.
I HATE this app. While it's possible to save a route, say for a road trip, and modify the saved route, it's difficult (impossible) to determine distance and drive time between points or to get turn-by-turn driving instructions. The original Google Maps had the same functionality (now sadly missing) and let me plan shopping points based on distance and drive time. I've tried using the distance ruler but using it to determine driving distance is tedious and because it draws a line wherever you touch the map (even if only to shift the map view) you end up with a jumbled, useless mess. There are much better navigation apps available (I use Route 66).
• Add and edit lines
• On-demand permissions (Android 6.0+)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements