Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in.
Get there faster with real-time updates
• Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions
• Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info
• Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures
Discover places and explore like a local
• Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you
• Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about
• Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place
• Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time
• Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends
• Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers
• Review places you’ve visited. Add photos, missing roads and places.
More experiences on Google Maps
• Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection
• Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more
• Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums
* Some features not available in all countries
* Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
How to add a location, landmark, or business to Google Maps on a computer or mobile device
Google Maps features a robust collection of addresses and businesses around the world. But sometimes you'll still come across the odd missing location.
Luckily, when that happens, you have the ability to fill the gap by adding the location yourself. Just keep in mind that when you do so, it may take some time for the location to be added, since it may need to be reviewed before being added to Google Maps.
Here's how to add a location, whether you're using the desktop version or the mobile iPhone or Android app.
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How to add a location in Google Maps on a computer
1. Go to maps.google.com.
2. Search for the address using the search bar in the top-left corner of the screen.
3. In the sidebar that appears, click "Add a missing place."
4. Add the location, name, and category of the location (these are required), as well as any other attributes you wish to add, in the pop-up window. There are over a dozen categories to choose from.
5. Click "Send."
How to add a location in Google Maps on the mobile app
If you have an Android, here's how to add a location:
1. Open the Google Maps app.
2. Tap the three stacked bars to open the side menu.
3. Select "Send Feedback" and then tap "Add a missing place" to add an establishment of some kind, or "Add a missing address" otherwise, if it's available right when you open the side menu.
4. Add the necessary information, including the location, name, and category.
5. Tap the paper airplane icon in the top-right corner of the screen to submit it.
For those with an iPhone, here are the steps you'll need to take to add a location to Google Maps:
1. Open the Google Maps app.
2. Search for the location in the search bar.
3. Tap the info bar that appears at the bottom of the screen to open it.
4. Tap "Add a Missing Place" at the bottom of the info page.
5. Add the location, name, and category of the location, as well as any other details you want to add.
6. Tap the paper airplane icon in the top-right corner of the screen to submit it.
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The coronavirus essentially shut down travel -- local and internationally -- for the past year. With more people getting vaccinated, we're starting to see some hope that we can go on adventures again in the near-ish future. In the meantime, we've got Google Maps.
Whether you're still anxious about the world opening back up, wanting to get a look at some locations before booking a trip, or your lust for travel exceeds your budget, you can take a mini-trip from home quite easily. Just pull up Google Maps on your PC or phone and start your search. While you can check out maps from everywhere on Earth, the Street View and Photo Sphere tools let you digitally roam virtually anywhere.
To explore on your PC, first make sure you're in satellite mode. Click and drag the little yellow person in the bottom right of the screen to any blue highlighted spot on the map. On your phone, just tap the photo in the bottom left and Maps will "drop" you into your chosen location.
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Here are 15 fascinating places to explore in Google Maps.
It's unlikely you'll spot any little green men if you drop into Roswell, New Mexico, but who knows? Roswell looks more residential than Area 51 (the actual site, not the tourist spots). Unfortunately, you can only zoom in so far on Area 51, and you can't drop the little yellow person anywhere. It does turn into a UFO when you try though.
The tragic events that occurred at Chernobyl have had a lot of attention in the last couple years. In 2019, the HBO's miniseries Chernobyl, starring Jared Harris, ran five episodes detailing the 1986 nuclear disaster. After the show premiered, Ukraine made plans to accommodate an influx of tourists. Craig Mazin, the show's creator, asked tourists visiting the exclusion zone to show respect for the lives lost. But if you don't have plans to visit Pripyat, or you just watched HBO's Chernobyl, you can digitally roam the deserted town on Google Maps.
Pyramids of Egypt
Google Maps has dozens of spots you can drop in to view Egypt's pyramids. You can take Street View to walk amongst caravans or gaze up at the Pyramid of Menkaure and Giza. There is an endless amount of history to learn about these massive structures. For example, the Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the three pyramids, but defined as a "true pyramid" due to its smooth sides. Most of the pyramids were built as tombs for the country's pharaohs. King Tutankhamun's tomb, for example, is said to be cursed. Tutankhamun's resting place is almost seven hours from the Giza Necropolis, but on Google Maps, you can tour both far more quickly.
Devon Island might look like a vast, barren, rocky wasteland in the Canadian Arctic… because it is. But don't write it off just yet. In 2019, Google singled out Devon Island and talked to scientists who are using the area as a training ground for future missions to Mars. According to the researchers, Devon Island's terrain is as close to Mars as you can find on Earth.
Table Mountain, South Africa
There is no shortage of places to digitally explore in Africa. If you're in need of a breathtaking view, start with Table Mountain in South Africa. The flat-topped mountain looks over the stunning rocky terrain of Table Mountain Nature Reserve all the way out to Cape Town. An 18th-century French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille named a constellation Mons Mensae, which translates to Table Mountain, after the landmark. Lacaille reportedly did so because he spotted the constellation from this location.
Tikal National Park
Tucked deep in Guatemala's jungles is Tikal National Park. There you'll find Mayan temples and ceremonial ruins dating back to 900 BCE. Tikal is one of the most important complexes left behind by the Maya civilization, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The site includes remnants of palaces, temples, ceremonial platforms, living quarters, game courts, terraces, roads and town squares. The monuments are also still decorated with carvings and mural paintings with hieroglyphic inscriptions that detail the people's history.
Calling all horror movie fans: Not only can you digitally traipse the grounds around this 14th-century castle that allegedly inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, but you can also peek inside a few rooms. I can't guarantee you'll see a vampire (sparkly or otherwise), but the castle has a lot of history. Its stone walls have housed numerous royals, most notably Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a Vlad Tepes, a.k.a Vlad Dracul. Bran Castle was the only castle at the time that matched the description Stoker gave in his book. Dracula, the character, and Vlad Tepes aren't meant to be the same though.
Those with a fear of heights, be warned. You can essentially hike this insane mountain without leaving your seat. The trail starts out simple enough -- it's high up, but the path is relatively wide, with interesting temples to stop at along the way. On your journey, you'll also encounter narrow stone stairs and a few vertigo-inducing paths. In some places it looks like unstable planks of wood were hammered into the mountainside for people to cross. Gulp!
Cat Island in Japan
Aoshima, Ehime is an island in Japan that's home to more cats than people. In 2016, the fishing village had just over a dozen residents and more than 160 cats, according to CBS News. The cats were originally introduced on the island to solve a mouse problem several decades ago. Drop onto one of the streets and you'll be surrounded by felines, which honestly is a dream come true. Almost anywhere you click, you'll find a cat (or several cats) lounging in the sun, aggressively ignoring the camera. Perusing Cat Island is like a grown-up, extra adorable version of Where's Waldo.
And now we get spooky again… or architectural, depending on how you look at it. The Winchester Mansion is located in San Jose, California and it's more than a bit of a mystery. Consumed with grief after losing her husband and son, Sarah Winchester moved to California and bought a farmhouse. Over 10 years, she transformed the property from a simple farmhouse into a towering seven-story mansion. The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 did quite a bit of damage to the structure before Sarah passed away in 1922. It was later found out that Sarah had the house built with stairways and doors that went nowhere, windows looking into other rooms and more oddities. The house is said to be haunted. If you don't have any plans to visit California (and don't scare easily), you can take a look around the Winchester Mansion on Google Maps.
The ancient city of Myra
The ancient Lycian ruins in Myra, Turkey are said to date back before the 5th century BCE, according to the Turkish Cultural Foundation. Among the ruins are tombs of rulers and their family members cut into a steep cliff. A few clicks away is a 35-row amphitheater. The structure's former glory is evident in the carved designs you see throughout, even though it is still breathtaking. If you liked Tikal National Park, it's worth a digital trip to the Lycian ruins as well.
The lovable, hammer-wielding, lightning-summoning Avenger didn't have anything to do with this tourist attraction near Cook's Chasm in Oregon. Thor's Well is a sizable hole in the basalt shoreline that Gary Hayes, publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine, theorizes began as a sea cave, but was dug out by waves. The roof eventually collapsed and left openings at the top and bottom for the ocean to surge through.
Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness is a freshwater lake that spans 23 miles in Scotland's highlands. Along with the ruins of Urquhart Castle, people flock to Loch Ness to try to catch a glimpse of the long sought-after Loch Ness Monster. Depending on where you click, you can see images from a boat tour on the lake. I didn't see "Nessie" in the images, but other people claimed they did a few years ago. After the hype around the Area 51 raid event on Facebook in 2019, another event, "Storm Loch Ness" appeared.
Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan
The Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan is also known as the Door to Hell and the Gates of Hell (not intimidating at all, right?). If you can't handle the heat, you can get up close and personal with this fiery pit on Google Maps. The images almost make it seem like the world's biggest fire pit (imagine the s'mores!). The pit's glow, varying between sinister and cozy, depending on your point of view, emanates from an underground cavern in Derweze. The crater came to be in the 1970s when Soviet geologists began drilling for oil in Karakum. While they found oil, they were also drilling on top of an unstable cavernous pocket of natural gas, according to Smithsonian Magazine. The site collapsed and several craters subsequently opened up. The crater has reportedly been burning for more than 40 years.
Mendenhall Ice Caves
Did it get chilly all of a sudden? That's because we're talking about Alaska's ice caves. The Mendenhall Ice Caves in Juneau, to be exact. The first thing I noticed as I panned around the cavern was how many striking shades of blue there were. Alaska Shore Tour's travel experts describe their excursions into the 12-mile Mendenhall Ice Caves as "dreamlike." It might be as close as you can get to Superman's fortress of solitude in real life. The cave, which is actually a glacier, is also pretty tricky to get to outside of a Google Maps tour. You have to kayak to the edge of the ice and climb over the glacier, Atlas Obscura says.
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If you want to display a map on your website that has more than one location plotted on it, you will need to create this on the Google Maps website and then embed it on to your Create site.
Firstly you will need to generate your map with the multiple locations plotted:
How to create a map with multiple points
Go to https://www.google.co.uk/maps.
- Make sure you're signed in - you can do so by clicking the Login button in the top-right corner.
- In the top left corner, next to the search box, click the menu icon to expand the menu.
- Click Your Places, Maps and then click Create Map to edit your map.
- A new window will pop up. Give your map a title and description, then click Save.
- You can now pinpoint locations manually by clicking the marker icon and placing it directly onto the map, or search for locations using the search box at the top of the screen.
- If you're adding locations manually, you can name the location and save to add it to the map. If you're searching and adding specific locations, a green marker will appear on the map and you can click the Add to map link.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each location you wish to plot.
An example of plotting your locations on the Google map
Once you have done that save your map again and refresh the page. Now you'll need to add the map to your website page . To do this with the Create Website Builder please follow the steps below:
How to embed a Google Map on your website
- Make sure your map is public on Google Maps. You can do this by clicking Share beneath the map name.
- Under Who has access, click Change, turn on the setting for Public on the web and save.
- Next, click the menu icon and click on the link Embed on my site.
- The code will then pop up in a new window.
- To use this, you will need to paste the code into an HTML fragment on your Create account, and then place the HTML fragment on your chosen page.
- Republish your website.
You can read how to add and use HTML fragments on your website here.
You will now have a map with more than one location on your website.
An example Create site with the multiple location map on.
As an alternative to this solution, don't forget you could also have a map for each location on your website. The easiest way to do this is to use our Google Map widget, which you can read how to set up here.
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