Printing Custom Google Maps
If you are anything like me (and for your mothers sake I hope not) then you love making maps with Google (like here). I am still very much a neophyte compared to what some can do with Google Maps, but I’ve often found myself wanting to print some of my creations to take with me.
Anyone who has tried to print a custom map will find that it leaves something to be desired. For example, I make a lot of maps that flag places of interest in cities (bars, restaurants, points of interest) and want to be able to print the map with corresponding labels. Google just doesn’t do a solid enough job for me.
How do I take my custom Google map get in an easy to print format, you ask?
Well, I use the Google mymaps converter. This delightful piece of code uses the the KML code in your google map (right-click on the little KML guy ( ) and copy the link location. Then you paste that into the mymaps converter and, boom, you get a printer friendly little map complete with a legend.
I love people who are smarter than me and can make stuff like this.