With the Collaborate feature in Google Maps, you can create a map and allow others to edit your map. If you haven't already created your own map, learn how to do so with our Creating Maps using the My Maps Tab tutorial. Some ways in which collaborating on a map may be helpful to your organization include:
This video demonstrates how to collaborate with Google My Maps.
To demonstrate how to collaborate on a map, we've created a map showing a hypothetical Adopt-a-Bike-Route program. Local cycling clubs who are frequently riding popular Bay Area roads choose a route that they ride on often and clean up trash and debris along the way as they ride. In order to prevent two groups cleaning up the same roads, they specify which roads they are cleaning up and collaborate on the map, allowing multiple people to edit the same map.
The map owner creates a map and selects who can edit the map. Those people can then add or remove marked locations, paths or regions in a map visible to all Google Maps users.
2. Create a new map or open a map you've created earlier. Choose the map that you want to allow others to collaborate on.
3. Click Collaborate in the lower left panel.
4. You'll see a dialog box pop up:
Manage your collaborators and invite others to edit your map.
Have questions about this tutorial? Want to give us some feedback? Visit the Google Earth Outreach Discussion Group to discuss it with others.