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.
Still Useless After the most recent update I've come to the conclusion that Google intends for My Maps to be used as a waypoint sharing app only. Unlike the much older version which was great, you can't do anything else with this one. Still fvcking useless.
Disappointed I read about My Maps and was very excited to create a map for my upcoming vacation. I was disappointed, however, at how difficult it actually is to use.Why does it not ask you what layer you want to add a location to? Instead it just adds it to your most recent layer and I have not been able to figure out how to move a location to a different layer. And why can't you edit the icons within the app? You can only edit them from the full Web version. Great ideas... just not executed well and not user friendly.
Still has many problems In the new version the speed is improved and some bugs are fixed. However it still has the same problems and limitations like unable to change the icon color. Moreover, the links in the description are no longer clickable.
Even though it doesn't have the editing functionality of the web app, it would still be okay if it at least reflected all the work I had done IN the web app. Sadly, it does not. It stripped the colors from the location markers, leaving me with a field of more useless white placeholders than the line to get into the Republican National Convention. Seriously: why bother releasing this, Google?
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