How I Used Google My Maps to Help Me Connect with Other Overthinkers

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I'm creating these step-by-step directions for other people who may want to help me add lighthouses in the Google My Maps Lighthouse Map in the future. This is a true grassroots effort!

Bonus: You'll also learn how Google My Maps works!

STEP 1

I add your email address to the "approved editors" list.

google my maps editors

STEP 2

I pass along a new lighthouse that needs to be created. 

I get this info via email from the form on bevoya.com/map.

I get this info via email from the form on bevoya.com/map.

STEP 3

Look up the place in the search bar.

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STEP 4

Add a generic marker in that location.

google my maps editing
google my maps editing

STEP 5

Time to style your marker so that it looks like a lighthouse. Use the good ole paint bucket.

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Make it yellow like the others.

Make it yellow like the others.

Make it a lighthouse like the others.

Make it a lighthouse like the others.

STEP 6

Name your styled lighthouse.

Use the pencil.

Use the pencil.

Name goes at top, lighthouse name goes in description.

Name goes at top, lighthouse name goes in description.

FINAL STEP

Time to add an image!

This part is fun. I randomly choose a lighthouse from the state. 

This part is fun. I randomly choose a lighthouse from the state. 

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All done! Whoohoo!

All done! Whoohoo!