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Draw Freely On Google Maps, Export In Multiple Formats

ScribbleMaps is one of the slickest Google Maps apps I’ve ever seen. Draw and/or place any of the following on a Google Map view:

  • Freehand lines
  • Straight lines
  • Circles
  • Rectangles
  • Arbitrary shapes
  • Text
  • Images (needs a web link to the image)
  • Standard Google Map/Earth placemark icons (select from multiple sets):


You also have control of the color, opacity and line thickness from the toolbar, along with the ability to search for locations:


Once the shapes are created, you can move them, modify them by shifting vertices, rotate them, or erase them. Once done with your map, you have multiple export options:

  • JPEG
  • Print directly from browser
  • Embeddable widget (no Google Maps API key required):

  • Facebook map
  • Regular Google Maps view
  • Google Earth plugin (though this didn’t work for me)
  • KML file (for viewing in Google Earth)


  • GPX (for export to your GPS); only exports points and lines, the only geometric shapes that GPX files support

You can also save your map for future editing, and get a dedicated web link for it; you choose a password for it so that only you can edit it, or delete it later.

Very slick, and very cool; I’m putting ScribbleMaps into my main bookmarks list.

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1 Response to “Draw Freely On Google Maps, Export In Multiple Formats”

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    Requires Flash – automatic thumbs down from me…

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