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Google Maps is one of my favorite products! On this page I'll keep any special Google Map tips. I actually largely preferred the classic maps, but slowly they have been adding some nice features to the new version of maps as well.

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Google Maps Offline - Download a Map

Before you travel overseas, always, always download your destination offline on your phone via "offline mode"! :)

This works for iPhone or Android.... there are two methods:

Download a place:

  • Open the Google Maps app Maps (on your Android or iPhone).
  • Make sure you're connected to the internet and signed in to Google Maps.
  • Search for a place, like "Puerto Vallarta" (Mexico).
  • At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place and then "Download". If you searched for a place like a restaurant, tap More > More and then Download offline map and then Download.

Download an area: (recommended)

  • Open the Google Maps app Maps (on your Android or iPhone).
  • Click your profile picture at the top right (on the search bar).
  • Click "Offline Maps" > Select your Own Map... and notice you can pan/zoom around and it shows you how many MB it will take up > Brilliant! :)

Add Ons

  • Mapping Sheets - Google Sheets Add-On - Pretty cool way to automatically generate a map from a spreadsheet of "location" and other columns, supports "Categories", and you just click "Build". Doesn't work with My Maps though.