Launched in 2007, My Maps helps people create their own custom maps on top of Google Maps. With a simple interface for adding placemarks, drawing lines and shapes, and creating info-balloons with text, photos and videos. You can share your map via public URL, embed it on websites, or publish your map for others to see.
Over the years, we’ve seen disaster management professionals, NGOs, governments, and public benefit organizations use My Maps to quickly disseminate critical information during a crisis. Read on for key functionality and examples to draw inspiration.