Generate a customized Google Map using ShowMyMap’s advanced techniques and algorithms combined with Google Map’s API.
After creating your map (visit How To Make A Map Online), you can customize it depending on your liking and need. ShowMyMap offers an array of options to make your map visually great and match your website’s design as well.
Click on “Create Map” after selecting the file from your drive or copy-pasting your data into ShowMyMap’s map-making tool. You will be routed to the part where you edit the configuration of your map. This has 3 main sections which are:
- Geo Decoding
- Map Preview
- Customize Map
Note that yes you can start customizing the map in this section but you can only see all the changes made after clicking on “Make Map.” No worries because you can still add or remove customizations after making the map.
This is where you map your data and make sure that the information matches the correct columns from your data sheet. That included the address, city/country, state, zip code and even the latitude and longitude if you are mapping using coordinates (Entering Coordinates Into Maps).
Note that you will only see the changes you made after clicking on “Update Map”.
In this section you are able to map additional information. This includes the marker title, description, URL, Email and Phone Number. Depending on your data sheet you can also add more by clicking on “Add Custom Field.” Just make sure that the information you want to add is on your data sheet. The map below is a map of private schools in Texas. The Title section under the Map Preview is set to “Not applicable.” The School Name is chosen as the Title.
This section is where you are able to make changes on how the map will actually look like. This includes the map view, marker color and icons, and map style.
You have four options as your default map view:
ShowMymap gives you 8 options to customize the markers in your maps and even change the colors of the marker by clicking on “Select Custom Color”.
You also have an array of map style options that you can choose from to make your map to make your map more dynamic and fit the design of your website.
After finalizing your map, you can share your map with others by sharing your map’s URL or embedding your map into your website.