New! My Maps on the new MapQuest.com

What is My Maps?

My Maps is your free, personal, easy-to-use, custom map building solution!

With My Maps collections, you can save maps, routes, and favorite locations for quick and easy directions, plotting your favorite pizza places around town, or even embedding a custom MapQuest map into your own website. My Maps are fun to build, easy to share, and great for planning your next getaway!

To get started, all you need is a free MapQuest account.

How you use My Maps is up to your imagination -- Enjoy the Quest!

How to start your first My Maps collection

New to My Maps? No problem!

To create your first My Maps collection, simply:

  1. Head to MapQuest.com and click Log in

         

  1. Once you're logged in, click the Account icon

         

  1. Click Create a new map
  2. Add a title and description to your new My Map
  3. Build an awesome My Map by adding places and routes to it!

Click here to learn more about adding places to your My Maps

or here to learn more about adding routes to your My Maps.

 

How to save places (pins) to your My Map

Whether you want to create a custom map of your favorite sandwich shops, addresses of family & friends, or off-the-beaten-path fishing hotspots, My Maps has you covered!

All you need to start creating custom My Maps is a free MapQuest Account!

To save places (pins) to your My Maps, simply:

  1. Find the place you want to save using Find Places*
  2. Click the pin on the map, then click More
  3. Click Save To My Maps

  4. In the left-panel, choose which of your My Maps to save the place to, or save it to a brand new My Map by clicking Create a new map

  5. Repeat these steps to save more places in your My Map!
*Hint: Right-click (Mac users Control+Click) to manually drop a pin anywhere on the map without using Find Places. Then, click MoreSave To My Maps to save your custom location - great for harder-to-find places like trail heads or your favorite spot to lay out on the beach!

After saving places to your My Map, you can re-name and add descriptions to them:

  1. Click Account
  2. Click to choose the My Map you want to open
  3. Hover over the place you want to re-name or add a description to, then click Edit

  4. Change the name or add a description, then click Save
How to save routes to your My Map

Whether you want to save a custom map of your most frequently used delivery routes or the different daily routes for your week long road trip, My Maps can help!

All you need to start creating custom My Maps is a free MapQuest Account!

To save routes to your My Maps, simply:

  1. Create the route you want to save using Get Directions
  2. Click View Route Directions
  3. Click Save To My Maps

  4. In the left-panel, choose which of your My Maps to save the route to, or save it to a brand new My Map by clicking Create a new map

  5. Repeat these steps to save more routes in your My Map!

After saving routes to your My Map, you can re-name and add descriptions to them:

  1. Click Account

  2. Click to choose the My Map you want to open
  3. Hover over the route you want to re-name or add a description to, then click Edit

  4. Change the name or add a description, then click Save
How to open your My Maps

To view or edit a My Map you've saved to your account, simply:

  1. Click the Account icon

         

  1. Click to choose the My Map you want to open

Once you've opened your desired My Map, you can:

  • Edit the Name/Description for the whole collection or the individual places and routes inside
  • Re-order the places and routes you've saved using the Drag icon
  • Remove places or routes with the Delete icon
  • Embed, make a copy of, share, print, or delete your My Map
How to share your My Maps

Did you make a My Map so cool that you can't resist sharing it? We figured you did. That's why we made it easier than ever to share your My Maps with friends via text, email, social media, or plain old hyperlinks!

To share a My Map, simply:

  1. Click the Account icon

         

  1. Click to choose the My Map you want to share
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the left-panel and click Share Map
  3. Select the way you'd like to share your map (text, email, social media, or copy/paste the link)

When a friend opens a My Map that you created and shared with them, they'll have the option to save a copy of it to their own MapQuest account!

How to embed your My Maps

Our new Embed feature allows you to build custom maps on MapQuest and easily embed them in your own site!

After opening your desired My Map from your account, click the Embed icon at the bottom to create HTML code to embed your My Map in your own website:

Please note: Using the Embed feature for your My Map will embed a map of all the places and routes that are included in your My Map, but it will not include any written driving directions for the routes.

If you want to embed just one route from your My Map, click Get Directions under the route name in your My Map, click View Route Directions once it opens, then click Share and Embed.

Click here to learn more about embedding maps.

How to print your My Maps

How to print everything in a My Map

After opening your desired My Map from your account, click the Print icon at the bottom to print all of the places/routes in your My Map:

The places and routes in your My Map will print in the order that they appear before you click Print.

Please note: Using this Print icon will print all of the places and routes that are included in your My Map, but it will not print any written driving directions for these routes.

How to print driving directions for a saved route in a My Map

To print the written driving directions for a saved route, simply:

  1. Click Get Directions on your saved route
  2. Click View Route Directions

  3. Click Print
How to delete your My Maps

To delete a place from your My Map:

After opening your My Map, in the left-panel, hover your mouse over the place you want to remove, then click the Delete icon to the right.
 

To delete a route from your My Map:

After opening your My Map, in the left-panel, hover your mouse over the route you want to remove, then click the Delete icon to the right.
 

To delete the whole My Map from your collection:

After opening your My Map, in the left-panel, scroll to the very bottom click the red Delete icon.

What are Favorites?

Favorites are places you frequently use, like Home and Work, that you can save within your MapQuest account for quick and easy maps and directions!

 

How to save and manage Favorites

Saving Favorites is a great way to maximize your MapQuest efficiency! Use Favorites to save the places that you frequently search for or get directions to/from directly to your MapQuest account.

To save Favorites to your MapQuest account, simply:

  1. Find the place you want to save using Find Places*
  2. Click the pin on the map, then click Favorite

  3. When the Heart icon turns red, your Favorite has been saved
  4. Repeat these steps to save more Favorites in your MapQuest account!
*Hint: Right-click (Mac users Control+Click) to manually drop a pin anywhere on the map without using Find Places. Then, click Favorite to save your custom location - great for harder-to-find places like trail heads or your favorite spot to lay out on the beach!

Managing your Favorites

After saving Favorites to your MapQuest account, you can re-name or delete them:

  1. Click Account

  2. Click Manage Favorites
  3. Click the Favorite you want to re-name or delete

  4. Change the name, then click Save, or click Delete to remove the Favorite from your MapQuest account
How to find and use your Favorites

Saving Favorites saves you time! Once you've saved some Favorites to your MapQuest account, they'll be at your fingertips as soon as you click Find Places or Get Directions.

To use Favorites when getting directions or finding places, simply:

  1. Visit MapQuest.com (and make sure you're logged in)
  2. Click Get Directions or Find Places
  3. Click in the search box and start typing either the name or address of the Favorite you want to use
  4. Any saved Favorites that match your entry will appear in our search dropdown with a Heart icon next to them
  5. Click the Favorite to use it as a route stop

Alternately, to quickly search for a single Favorite, you can:

  1. Visit MapQuest.com
  2. Click Find Places
  3. Click the Favorite you want to search for from within the Favorites tab

 

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