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Google folds My Maps into Drive

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Google has incorporated its My Maps map creation tool into Google Drive.

The company's custom map creation tool can now be accessed through its cloud storage and document editing tool.

In a recent Google Maps blog post, Google revealed that "Creating a custom map is just as easy as opening up a new Google Doc."

Just head to Google Drive and hit the New button, then open out the More menu, and you'll find Google My Maps as the bottom option.

The Google My Maps tool lets you create and save journeys, which is perfect for planning holidays or road trips, or for documenting such trips. With Google Drive storage now part of the package, you can now put your maps in folders and search for them just as you would a normal document.

This latest update also gives you the ability to add more layers and points of interest to your maps, as well as to import bigger spreadsheets and include more details in info boxes.

Google has promised that, over the next week, all of the maps you've already created with the My Maps tool will be available to you through Google Drive.

All in all, this seems like a natural step in Google's push to place Google Drive at the heart of productivity rather than just cloud storage.

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