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.
Google canceled My Maps project, so this app has not been updated since May 2016. Therefore this is an half baked app, missing many features of web version like changing item icon or color. Moreover, it got worse with the last update as the links in the description are no longer clickable. My Maps had a great potential, but as the project is canceled, this app does not have a future, so please don't have any expectations.
Needs a slight tweak The button to Navigate to a saved point seems hidden and small. Would like a Navigate button along bottom of screen after selecting a saved point. There's a big button to edit the saved point, but you have to select the name of the saved item then select a tiny button at top to navigate to that point. Save us a screen press and just put a Navigate option right next to the saved point name. Otherwise great app.
Why oh why can I not sync a google drive folder as a layer? Think about it: you add a kml file to that folder and BAM it's on your map pre customized. You want to add a picture? Add it to another synced folder and BAM geo data is pulled from your GOOGLE photos/GOOGLE drive account and auto placed on your GOOGLE mymap. You have a GOOGLE form that you send to all your friends that is synced to a GOOGLE sheet, and BAM that GOOGLE sheet is automatically updated in your GOOGLE mymap. Why on [GOOGLE] earth should these things have to be manually synced each time is beyond me, let allow the fact that you have to re customise the layer again. And where is the GOOGLE fusion support? What about a section to pull from your started/labeled places on GOOGLE maps? Add any of these and this app will go from "meh, it's cool, but doesn't really do what I need" to "okay, this is pretty cool!" Thanks for the app!
• Add and edit lines
• On-demand permissions (Android 6.0+)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
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