I wish to be able quickly to outline areas on Google Maps, then print (or even better save) a rectangle of the map that contains the given area. For example, I wish to outline a school playing field, then save the image that contains the school, the road it is on and the outlined playing field.

Is there a standard solution for this anywhere?

Taking a screen dump and using MS-Paint is too slow for the number of areas I need to outline.

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I've found Scribblemaps

It seems to do what you want.

There's also My Maps in Google Maps itself. There's a help topic here.

Depending on your location, you can create personalized, annotated, customized maps using Google Maps. Your maps can contain the following:

  • Placemarks
  • Lines
  • Shapes

I usually use Google My Maps for when the "map" I create is of interest to limited other users.

If I want my "map" to be published (eventually) to the rest of the world I use Google Map Maker (GMM), provided that my country is one of those open for GMM editing. Currently, 181 countries are open.


You can use this Chrome extension: Web Paint.

Draw shapes, lines, and add text to the current webpage and take screenshot.

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