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Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Abby - Google Community Manager 8/2/13 10:51 AM
Dear Mapping community,
I'd like to share a tip with you on how to access your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app:
  • To access your starred locations, go to your profile --> Saved places --> View all. Your profile is the little person icon at the top of Maps, to the right of the search bar
Have a question about accessing your starred locations? Please reply to this thread! Want to share feedback or ask a question about another topic? Please search the forum or start a new thread.

Thanks!
Abby
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app rg29 8/2/13 3:44 PM
I seem to have lost all my stated locations. I have them back now as I have  the update.

Hopefully someone at Google is reading all these comments and realises what a massive mistake this last update was. Please, please, please can you tell us when you will be abandoning this folly?

Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app MrSimmonsSr 8/3/13 6:21 AM
Thanks for the tip, Abby!

How about access to the My Maps layer? Any idea when that will return? Many of us use that feature extensively and need to have access to our custom maps in order to be able to use the new version.

I very much want to apply the latest updates again but I can't do that until access to My Maps is restored..

Thanks!

Del Simmons

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Andrew Hogan 8/3/13 11:48 PM
Abby your suggestion only lists a fraction of my starred places. They all still show up in the browser maps but only 30 show up in the App.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Voodoo78 8/5/13 2:50 AM
Hello Abby,

I don't envy your job. You're trying to help placate the Android users who are not happy with the new shambolic Google Maps, which must be difficult!

Any updates on how we can navigate to our contacts directly?

(Before you say I should use "Google Contacts", my phone is set up with my personal email address. However, my calendar/email/contacts are with my work account, which happens to be Google Apps, but that's irrelevant even though we cannot use our Google Apps account on this silly new map.) 

And a lot of people still have their contacts on their phone and not everyone is as wizzy as some posters here and will not be able to synch their contacts etc with their Google Contacts.

Why you would remove the ability to navigate to contacts/calendar locations, is beyond me.

Cheers..
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Lynn Pike 8/6/13 10:23 AM
Thanks Abby. Is there a way to edit starred locations so that the name of the location is included? Several of my locations in my places only list the address and no name is included. Thanks
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Abby - Google Community Manager 8/6/13 3:08 PM
Thanks, all, for the feedback!

Andrew,
We've heard this from a few users and are looking into this issue.  If you could provide the following info, it would be very helpful:
-the number of stars that aren't showing up on your mobile app
-what kinds of locations the missing stars are (eg. residences, local businesses, places without exact addresses, such as a trailhead or fishing spot)
-which OS version and Maps app version you're using (eg. Maps 7.0.2 on Android 4.3)

Voodoo78,
I'll pass your request for integrated contact and calendar locations along to the team.

Lynn,
Currently it's not possible to rename stars on mobile.  We've heard this request from several other users, and I'll be sure to pass this along to the team, as well.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Andrew Hogan 8/6/13 3:34 PM
Maps Version 7.0.2 (#700022103)
Android Version 4.1.2

Cross referencing my complete starred places list(I'm guessing 50ish) to the mobile version will probably take more time than I have free tonight, but I'll try to get it done sometime within the next few days.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Luke McKenna 8/9/13 9:33 AM
I am also experiencing the same issue as Andrew.

I'm missing about 20-25 places, most are residential and/or places I've renamed. I would bet more then a few are being interpreted as plain coordinates.
I'm on Android 4.0.4 with an HTC Incredible S2. 

There are also a few UI problems that seem to be due to the size of the S2's screen, but I've submitted that as feedback within the app.

On a different note, it would be great if (once the starred places were returned) there was a 1 click "navigate here" button/area on each of them so i don't have to go through 2 more clicks for it to actually navigate.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app LEOlson 8/9/13 1:46 PM
More important to me than save places are My Maps.  I create maps by driving routes with My Tracks and then store them in Google Maps or create them from the Maps web interface. Then I can bring them up in Maps 6 on my phone and redrive the routes. Some of my maps have a dozen or more stops on them, but I don't drive them regularly enough to have them all memorized.  I have heard that they are planning on bring this back eventually, but right now I am afraid of updating Maps for fear of loosing this feature that I depend on.
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Alex Cherevchenko 8/10/13 9:34 AM
How do we Star a destination and assign that destination a name (home, school, work, biz travel etc.)
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Alex Cherevchenko 8/10/13 9:34 AM
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app David Halliday 8/10/13 6:35 PM
Accessing starred locations this way is a huge step backwards.

Before all you had to do was swipe left for starred locations or swipe right to list contacts. But again this was all done through the now removed Navigation view.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Zeke Cao 8/10/13 7:09 PM
I would also like My Maps to be brought back please!
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Anujeet Ghatak 8/13/13 7:00 PM
How do we star a new location on the maps android app?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Voodoo78 8/14/13 3:10 AM
Seems like this thread is not pinned and is the only one we're allowed to reply to..

So, will keep on bumping it up!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Voodoo78 8/14/13 4:21 AM
Forgot to ask. Do we have to be standing on one foot and hold our breath whilst typing in "OK MAPS"?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app manvi111 8/14/13 8:55 PM
Hello,
Useful tips. I through that you removed "My Maps" Feature completely from Google Maps.And I losses all saved location in My Places.  

Is there anyway I can view My Maps(or Saved locations in My Places - Not Starred location) from my android mobile app ?

It's good if I can Add/Edit/Delete My maps from mobile app.

Also Missing One More feature which is available in older mobile app. 
 Distance Measurement(Labs feature) is very handy tool to measure a distance between to locations without using Internet.

Thanks
BigBear 8/15/13 9:04 PM <This message has been deleted.>
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app BigBear 8/15/13 9:12 PM
I want to store my star location by coordination instead of street address.

Sometimes I pin a location on suburban which may not have a street address bounded, the Google Maps seem to store it with an approximating address. The drawback of the way of storing is that the stared location is drifted on the map next time when I try to look into it again.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app StevePritchard 8/16/13 4:41 AM
I don't have a "Saved Places" option. I just have "Reviews", Home/Work, "Nearby Saved Places", and "Recently accessed places".
 
Am I missing a setting to switch it on?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Jethro10 8/17/13 2:59 AM
Like everyone else, starred places seem to only be some. My own map "bike ride start points" are a collection on Country roads, lay byes, and various coordinates that are gone now.
Also distance measuring tool and elevation changes seems to have gone.
Nice looking maps for sure but essentially pointless to use in anger.

Jeff

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Thomas Rocek 8/17/13 10:06 AM
I am having the same problem as Andrew and others:
  1. Many starred locations are missing  in profile--> (both in Nearby Saved Places-->View All) and in Saved Places-->View All).  I particularly notice this on non-street address locations, all of which appear to be missing; I'm less certain about others, since some have approximate addresses but still are missing.
  2. When I access one of these non-street saved places on my desktop and then try to access it on the mobile by looking at "profile-->Recently Accessed, the location shown is some street address in the general neighborhood--often very far from the actual place in the woods I marked.  At first I thought this affected only points added in the distant past, but it effects points added now.
  3. Probably related: In the mobile app, you can't star a new non-street location (can't star a dropped pin).
  4. I have access to four different devices--two tablets: Nexus 10 (Android 4.3), Nexus 7 (Android 4.3) and two phones: Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.3) and Droid Razr HD (Android 4.1).  All of these experience the same problems. 
  5. I also regret the loss of layers (terrain), My Maps, and the distance tool, as well as the fact that the scale bar only flashes on and then disappears.
Thanks for working on this!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app boydkat 8/18/13 1:11 PM
I don't know if everyone is talking about the same thing here, but what I am looking for in the mobile app is what is called My Places in the web version.  These are maps that I've created, such as "restaurants near xyz movie theater" where I've pinned several choices in the one map and shared with my friends for planning purposes.   So, my question is: In Google Maps Mobile, is there the equivalent of My Places?  I have followed your instructions above  (go to your profile --> Saved places --> View all) and what I'm seeing is NOT My Places, but addresses and such that I've recently looked up. A huge long list of them. If you're saying that My Places are mingled in with that list, then I'm afraid the whole list is useless because who has the time, especially when you are mobile / on the go to scroll through a list of 100s of locations?

This is verrrrry frustrating. I need access to My Places on my phone.  I am not impressed with the updated Google Maps. I'm not one of those people that "doesn't like change" except when improvements actually make it harder / more confusing to use.  And this is probably for another thread, but with the old maps, you could +/- with one tap of the thumb AND the more you zoomed in, the better you could read street names. Now, no matter how much you zoom in, the street names remain the same tiny, unreadable size.

Okay, so please, an answer to the question:  Where is My Places in the mobile app?  (I am on Jelly Bean version)
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app GeekDragon 8/21/13 1:12 PM
Hi All,

I travel a lot for work/pleasure and have amassed a large collection of My Maps for companies, restaurants, places of interests, hikes, etc and this new update sorry to say is a shambles. Thankfully my Android is rooted and I run Titanium Backup regularly via a schedule so when Google Maps updated at the most inopportune moment (leaving my UK office to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in the UK but I live in the US) I was able to get all my waypoints and My Maps back fairly easy. Since then I have "frozen" Google Maps and will not be updating until this is fixed. I have a new Nexus 7 2013 and I can say that this version of Maps is a huge next backwards. If I hadn't been rooted I would have been "royally" screwed in the UK!

Google, please bring back My Maps. We have pleaded and spoken, please support us!

Thanks,

Billy
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app mohamed ghanem 8/22/13 11:58 PM
Abby,
I'm having the same issue where only s fraction of my  starred locations are showing up.  I can only see the full list on my pc.  It also seems that the  ones that are showing up are the ones that I starred on the phone.  They were starred before the latest update though.  Also some of the starred places not showing up are addresses,  many others are trails and fishing spots.  
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app mohamed ghanem 8/22/13 11:59 PM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app mohamed ghanem 8/23/13 12:00 AM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app mohamed ghanem 8/23/13 12:02 AM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app GadgetRick 8/23/13 4:57 PM
I'm having the same problem. Wasn't as big of a problem until my phone auto-updated to the new GM. Now I cannot access My Maps. As usual, the Google people answer the questions they want to but not the ones we want answered.

I have no idea why on Earth they took this away. Makes absolutely no sense. Now I've got to figure out how to downgrade to the old GM on my phone because, as it is, the new version is totally useless for me.

Thanks a lot Google... (<---yes sarcasm)
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Joseph Z Chen 8/25/13 2:00 PM
Android 4.1.2 Maps 7.1

I seem to be missing all my stars (roughly 6 or so?). Mostly if not all residential addresses. They are still present when I use maps in the browser.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Luke McKenna 8/25/13 3:17 PM
I'm very surprised this isn't higher priority for the dev team.

Any word on the missing stared places?

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Lord_Phoenix 8/26/13 5:18 AM
 I'm actually curious. After upgrade to V. 7 I have a loooot of ghost Stars on my map. They are clickable, but it does not show me that I can unstar them and if I Star this place it shows Star few meters away from this place. Any way to clean this up?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app John Pickens 8/26/13 2:58 PM
When I do this,profile, Saved places> View All, I get a LIST of my saved places.
What I used to be able to do is SEE the starred places on the map.

How can I SEE the starred places again????

V7 fail.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app chriswhalencpa 8/31/13 4:01 AM
Android Maps 7.1.0

I used to be able to see the starred places on the map on my android phone...Also some of the labs are gone, distance, etc. 

How can I SEE the starred places again on any map I am viewing? This upgrade seems to have lost great functionality..

Thanks
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app schda12 9/1/13 11:38 AM
I have what seems like hundreds of Recently Accessed Places, most of which is totally useless.  What's missing is the saved map that has a useful subset of these places.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app sympathy 9/3/13 3:32 AM
Dear Abby,
View all will show every search on the map. That's not as helpful as organized maps with my places. If I have a hundred searches, how would I be able to find quickly what place I'm looking for?


Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Владимир Акентьев 9/4/13 8:38 AM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Владимир Акентьев 9/4/13 8:38 AM
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Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app gadelkareem 9/15/13 4:58 PM
We need to be able to see "My Maps" link on the app!
This is a clear bug to remove such functionality out of a sudden. Please send us a fix asap!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Todd Co 9/19/13 11:15 AM
Abby,

I'm having the same problem as others are reporting here. When I follow your instructions, only one of my starred places shows and none of my saved maps.

These were all available on my old Droid Incredible 2. The problem appeared on my new Moto X.

Also, I would like to add to other users' comments that the new version of Google Maps Mobile seems to have many of the options hidden. It seems starred and saved maps should be an option from the new burger button where Traffic, Public transit, and other options are conveniently located.

Is there an estimated time to release a fix for the missing starred and saved maps?

Thanks.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 9/22/13 1:36 AM
Hi, wow... I didn't realize this was a big Google Maps "upgrade" as I just switched to an iPhone from Android and was fighting with lost ability to use Google Maps in tandem with gCal for one click locations from event addresses.  (I'm happy to say, Sunrise Calendar app, solves this and I am again able to use gCal & gMaps, even on the iPhone!)  I thought it was just an Apple thing, removing all the old options I was used to in gMaps... but alas it was across the board changes!

So as I always used gCal event locations, I never used My Maps, but find myself wanting to do so for upcoming trips to London & Spain.  But alas it is gone from the iPhone app too, sounding similar to the Android losses explained above. :(

I did notice on gMaps web, although an empty star is present, it can not be starred in places like London Underground (tube) Stations, i.e., Elm Park.  So not only will I not be able to add important locations on a saved map, I can't even star them!  Hence I will need to put them in gCal events... put I've done that way before I knew about saving My Maps.

iPhone 5
iOS 7.0
gMap v 2.2.0.12000
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app nevyoung 9/23/13 8:34 AM
The advice given by Abby is useless. I have reverted to factory gmaps. Sanity!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app nevyoung 9/23/13 8:36 AM
Instead of trying to placate us with useless advice, tell us WHY Google has decide to remove this feature. I cannot imagine any reason WHY!

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app David Halliday 9/23/13 9:34 AM
After playing with the "new" Google Maps a little more I've learned more things that were made less functional.

1) The ability to do a simple navigation follow is gone.  While it is true you can have the map follow your location that is NOT is the same driving mode as if you activated a route to follow.  This also means that the screen will turn off (due to screen timeout) where in the navigation mode/view it would not because it would be following you using the same method as if you had a route programmed.

2) Viewing contacts is really poorly done.  It does a search on  the internet first and then my Gmail account NOT the phone first.  Again, old navigation view, simply swipe left and I see all my contacts instantly and I don't have to wait for a search to complete.

3) Using the old maps I would be able to pick a location on the map and have it tell me what was around that location.   Now it only gives you the address of that location and navigation option. 

Overall, this redesign is still very poor and should go back to Alpha testing.  I like the way the maps look, but that is about all I can say I like about this new and degraded design.


Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 9/23/13 10:04 AM
I'm kicking myself for all the bitching I used to do about useless bloatware flashed to my androids. Not I wish my iPhone had gMaps flashed to it!

There are other threads regarding this as well. They [Google] have not even made any attempts to respond/acknowledge the issue. :(

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Raul Andres del Canto Zahr 9/24/13 9:09 AM
Anyone at Google thinks is wise to have address listed by actual street address instead of custom names that can be modified in bookmarks?
really?
 
is "wooden streen 234" better than "uncle's tom"???
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app ASE. 9/26/13 2:34 AM
I have the same issues, teh most annoying is #3
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app ASE. 9/26/13 2:40 AM
Saved places are lost after the upgrade. Also it is not possible to save any place using a mobile (Galaxy S4)
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app jreink01 9/27/13 9:51 AM
I went into Google Bookmarks and was able to change the name of my starred locations, however when I go into Maps on my Android device, the names of the starred location does not show up, just the address like when I first created the starred location. How can I get the Android Maps version to see the names of my starred locations.

Maps is a awsome app with all the features. Is there a commercial version that is available?? I am a truck driver and with all the features of Maps, a commercial version would be awsome. I cannot use this version as it would take me on unapproved truck routes. Right now I am using Copilot Truck (which I had to pay for) but Maps would be far better if you had a Truck version. If this is something that is not available, maybe you could pass this on to the Google Maps team in hopes in the future they could come out with a truck version. Thank You.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app How to Star My Places on Google Maps? 10/4/13 8:15 PM
I do not see "Saved Places" after selecting my profile! Wouldn't that be great though?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app CNBMaps 10/8/13 4:16 AM
Just got a new S4 and I echo the issue with not being able to access the "My Maps" listings.  PLEASE bring this back--I finally figured out how to use that feature effectively in my browser to LIMIT and CONTEXTUALIZE my locations, specifically to access them on my mobile device; but not being able to pull them up on my phone seems to have defeated the entire purpose.  I have too many 'starred' locations to use them effectively on the phone, and I really would like to see them presented in "My Maps".  Thanks for listening!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app NikoNiko 10/18/13 4:29 PM
Removing My Maps from mobile maps was the stupidest move ever. I thought I'd lost my mind, looking all over for it but meanwhile not realizing the app had "updated". Want to know how to kill an app? Now you know.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app seladawn 10/22/13 2:13 AM
I only have one starred location in the new my places. They show up on the map but it's very annoying trying to find places all over the map. This is very inconvenient when trying to access places quickly on the road. I never understand overhaul changes and really feel like throwing my whole phone out of the window now trying to use my maps.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 10/22/13 4:39 AM
This has been absolutely annoying switching back n forth from gMaps in a browser to access saved locations & gMaps App on the phone bc the functionality is not there while traveling through Spain.  Almost making gMaps in general unuseable.  Thanks Google Maps for the lack of response and based on your Facebook page excitement over street view pictures, apparently all you care about is people virtually traveling, not actually traveling. :(
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app norfolkgarden 10/25/13 3:45 PM
Any suggestions for "Sideloading" 6.14.3 onto my brand new $700 NOTE 3?
 App Monster Pro let me downgrade (UPGRADE !!!!!) to the factory version on my "old" S2.But this worthless MAPS 7.0 is the stock version on my brand new expensive phone. sticking the sim card back into the S2 isn't much of a solution to this problem.

Thank you,
Matt
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Patton 11/1/13 3:27 PM
I found this post while looking for a solution for the same problem (my maps missing) and just found this app: Google Maps Engine

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.m4b

I can see my newly created maps (not sure if there's a way to import older maps to this engine) and I still can't see my places (starred) but at least I'm able to see something useful again while we wait Maps 7.X rolls its promised "my places" support. 
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Patton 11/1/13 3:28 PM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Nicholas Bales 11/3/13 4:50 AM
You cannot "sideload" the old Maps. If your phone is preloaded with Maps 7, then the only way to revert to 6.14.4 is to root your phone and manually uninstall Maps 7 first.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 11/3/13 7:02 PM
So after bitching about this problem and having it seriously inconvenience me while traveling through Europe having created My Places maps for my travels and having to use web browser access to google.com/maps which lost all functionality of being in gMaps itself... I finally broke down and tried GME, hoping I might be able to create a cool map from all the places I checked in to on Foursquare as Sunrise Calendar App creates calendar apps based on it, and I can get them to load on gMaps.  Ha.... wishful thinking.... that doesn't work in GME.  No way to save all those pushpins onto GME.  The old familiar way of "save to map" (choose saved map) neither carries over the pushpin info or allows one to save the map or create a new one.

And the second discovery, wait for it.... GME champions how one can import users data, but it doesn't even support KMZ files!!!!  Are you serious???  It doesn't even support import of maps one has made on Google Earth???  I guess that makes sense, seeing the Google long ago ended support for GE, after it championed how multiple users could share a common KMZ file.... ha, that never worked.

My guess is "My Places" coming back in a future version of gMaps is another empty promise.  :(
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Luke McKenna 11/3/13 7:16 PM
I am having trouble believing a Google community manager would start this thread and then after two months and many, many responses, there has been no Follow up from any Google employee. I understand Google has a massive user base but perhaps they should create a policy of NOT abandoning threads they create themselves.
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Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app AugustFalcon 11/5/13 4:22 PM
Seems to work now for me. I just switched back from the V6 maps and interface tonight and the latest version (dated Nov 4) has my "Saved Places" exactly where Abbey said they would be :))

Just click the little person icon in the map search bar and "Saved Places" comes right up. Hurray!!!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 11/5/13 4:54 PM
Saved places are items you have starred not My Maps. I held off on updating w the October 31 update v 2.4.3 until seeing your msg.... So My Maps has not been returned.

Wish I could revert to v6, but gMaps is not flashed to iPhones. :(

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app svtdoug 11/5/13 7:18 PM
Abby, there have been many cries pleadings for several years about the problem with renamed starred locations not showing up on Google Maps mobile.  We can rename them fine with Bookmarks on a PC, so it would seem to be a very simple fix to allow those renamed names to appear on the mobile app.  Its like the edited names are in your database, some developer on his lunch break could change one field source to get them to flow through.  Why are these simple basic things so hard to get done?   

Persistent...


Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app rbsdjk 11/8/13 2:48 PM
Abby - When I access Google Maps I do not see a star anywhere I can use to star a location. I don't know how to add to my starred locations.
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 11/8/13 3:38 PM
You need to zoom in to see them. To add them either on phone app or webpage you need to select the item and open it, then click the empty star or save it.

There's no real organization of them other then chronological as to when you added.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app BH La Forest 11/9/13 1:39 PM
I like the new mapping program, fast, great detail, a good job so far. One thing that I see others have commented on--the ZOOM capability. I use it for signs, address numbers and other details that can help me accurately depict an area for specific projects. 

Bernie
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Derek Walter 11/9/13 2:02 PM
I do feel that one needs to zoom in closer to see street names or other specific details than in previous versions. The other side to this, of course, is that we now have the capability of doing so on five-inch screens so it all evens out. 
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app svtdoug 11/14/13 4:45 PM
Yahoo!  Oops, maybe should use another term.  Just yesterday I noticed that this has been fixed!  I used Google Nav and my starred locations, which I had renamed online on my computer via Google maps and Bookmarks, those new names are now showing up on Google Maps Android!  yippee!  Thanks for finally getting to this!!!!

Doug
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app svtdoug 11/15/13 10:35 PM
Ahhhhh!  I spoke too soon!  The above post which reported that renamed Starred locations were showing up on the Android Google maps with the new names, was with my old phone - HTC Evo.  My new phone - HTC One which I just updated to Android 4.3 today and the Nav button is gone (another whole problem and mistake) and the starred locations have the unedited names!   What is going on here?  You make me crazy!!


Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Suvasish Roy Chowdhury 11/17/13 9:15 PM
The new Google maps has a nice interface but all the starred locations that i have saved whilst working abroad in various cities have vanished i am unable to views this stars unless i revert back to the old style Google maps. Please can you display all the starred locations by default on the new Google maps. Please!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Giles Hunt 11/18/13 7:07 AM
Thanks, that's great!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app mwatt 11/22/13 11:20 AM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app mwatt 11/22/13 11:23 AM
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app J Kurtis 11/23/13 8:05 AM
So you just stopped replying to these questions?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Marcin Mas 11/24/13 12:23 AM
Hey Patton, thnx a million - that's exactly what I was looking for... Works perfect with my GNote and Maps 7.4.0. My Maps feature is back ;-)
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Patton 11/26/13 5:09 AM
you're welcome! It's not like it used to be, but at least we're able to use our maps again ;)
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Kerry Riley 11/26/13 7:54 AM
I must admit, I don't find Google Maps Engine to be a useful substitute for My Maps on an Android phone.
Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app José Angel López González 11/26/13 10:42 AM
Hello Abby,

Why I can't save new locations to my account like we were able to do it in the Google Mpas v6.14.4? I'm always travelling and have a lot of customers around the country and some of them are in very far areas and the app not always allow me to save as a Favorite (*) location, it only shows "Share <:" option.

Because of that, I was using this Maps version (6.14.4) in my Android 4.1.2 device. Now this is a 4.3 Android and this Maps version is no longer compatible to install... so now I'm using the lates Maps version app...

Hope you can help me.

Thank you!

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Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app cull3n 12/4/13 12:48 PM
Abby,

Between your first post and this one which I am replying to, you responded to each of the individuals who posted.... except for MrSimmonsSr.  He's the guy who asked the one question we ALL want to know!!!

When will be able to access our custom maps from our phones/tablets again?  Removing this feature from the mobile app may have been a great plan to upgrade functionality... but you don't demolish the stairs until the escalator is finished!

So....   any clue when I'll be able to access my custom maps on my phone, and then click on a pin and get directions to it?

Thanks!

-John
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app cull3n 12/4/13 12:59 PM
Abby,

I have reported both of your posts on this thread as "Abuse".  Why?  Because you started a thread in August on a topic many people are curious about and you haven't bothered to reply since August.  To me... that's a HORRIBLE example of a community manager... and it seems you are abusing your title by using it when it doesn't apply.

Thanks!

-John
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Nicholas Bales 12/5/13 6:59 AM
cull3n,

The My Maps feature in Google Maps has been replaced by Maps Engine Lite, which is a separate app in the Play Store. So the answer to the question "when" is probably "never".
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Hans WorldTravels 12/5/13 7:31 AM
That is probably correct. YouTube search GME and watch the videos until your eyes bleed... It's all about pay per view & page refreshes now. In return, we all get a crappy, downgraded version. :(
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Jethro10 12/5/13 8:53 AM
Ah, thanks
didn't realise there was a new Android App. It's actually just called "Google Maps Engine" as far as I can see and was released only 2 weeks ago according to the play store. so perhaps I can be excused with it being so new

It's a right royal Pain to move my old "My Maps" stuff to it, but I'll do it.

so for me, I'm back to where I was several months ago, with a big gap of lost functionality and no apparent improvement - just change! Am I missing something?

But at least I'm there.

J
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Jethro10 12/6/13 1:14 AM
I take it all back. It works to a point.
however when it switches from "the engine" to normal maps to do navigation, it approximates the point only.
One example is I've starred a footpath into a railway platform, which is a short walk from a hotel through a housing estate. When switching to maps, it moved the point to the nearest road, which was on the other side of the railway on a dual carriage way. Seems to ignore navigation by foot, and in this instance, put me in a non pedestrian area.
I fiddled a bit more, you need to have your points on the nearest "legal" road. This new way is no use for cycling or walking if you use the old my maps for anything other than car
J
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app David Marino 12/20/13 8:18 AM
Thanks Abby, that convinced me I was on the right track.  However, when I go to saved placed, I see in red the words SAVED PLACES and a map graphic, but it's not a button.  It doesn't do anything.

Any ideas?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app jnlarson 12/26/13 10:55 AM
How do I get to my Contact's addresses in the Google Maps app?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Steve Cobb 12/26/13 2:57 PM
Well, I was sure that you used to be able to tap on the little person at the right side of the search bar - at least I think it is a person - it looks more like a pig snout with a mustache. 

In 7.5.0, it now takes you to a kinda useless variation on the directions mode (that you get from tapping on the bouncing arrow - also inside the search bar). It is kind of a mish mosh of starred places and recently accessed places. There is no obvious way to get to a simple list of addresses that you have in your local contacts.

It seems that you must now go into a contacts app, look up the contact and tap, tap and hold (or some variation of that) to launch navigation using that address.

In the old V6 method, it was trivial. From navigation, swipe to the right (or there was a tab as well) and boom - you get a list of contacts that had address. 

There must be an easier way.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app AugustFalcon 12/26/13 3:12 PM
To continue with what Steve Cobb said above:

Once you tap from the People app and maps opens you can then star the address and it will then appear in your starred list as the address and not the Person or Contact's name.

Google was and may still be running a Field Trial which one can join whose sole purpose seems to be to add your contact's names to the results returned in the Maps search bar. Unfortunately it seems to be rather hit or miss in application sometimes returning the proper results and other times failing to return any contacts. To me it appears that they are using the field trial to test the amount of computing power they would have to provide on a system-wide roll-out.

Eventually, they will get it sorted, till then I use the star system described above or just find the contact and hit the maps icon in the Contacts or People app.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app jnlarson 12/26/13 3:19 PM
> It seems that you must now go into a contacts app, look up the contact and tap, tap and hold (or some variation of that) to launch navigation using that address.

Steve, this is what I have to do, and I hate it so much that I will often roll back Maps to the version with Navigator.

> There must be an easier way.

I have to agree.

> Once you tap from the People app and maps opens you can then star the address and it will then appear in your starred list as the address and not the Person or Contact's name.

August, while this is a solution, this is not an effective solution, as either contact addresses change OR some people have tens or hundreds of contacts that they shouldn't have to star to manage all the time.

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app AugustFalcon 12/26/13 3:52 PM
jnlarson,

You're talking to a guy who has 545 contacts in his list, so agreed on the starring it is not effective for more than a few contacts. I really only use the star method for a few favorites and when I want to do "what-ifs" to get travel times from one contact to another - it makes it easier to fill in the to - from fields.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Ashraf Pirani 12/28/13 12:28 AM
hey i cant save my favrite places how to do that help me

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Jim Tepin 12/29/13 8:16 AM
I used to tout Android predominantly due to the ease of use and quality of the Google maps and navigation apps.  I don't use them very often, but boy what a downgrade.  In the app, my saved/starred/bookmarked locations appear as a list of latitude/longitude coordinates... not the names that I assigned in the browser.  I need to select each, independently, to see what the location is.  This renders my saved locations pretty useless when I'm remote and on the go.  I honestly can't recommend the Google maps app any longer in its current state.

This thread at least confirms that I'm not alone.:-)

Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Kerry Riley 12/29/13 5:20 PM
I'm staying subscribed to this thread in the hope that Google will added saved maps back in. Even after all these months I still have a hard time believing this was done on purpose.Like Jim I used to tell people not to bother with buying a car Nav system - Google Maps was far superior. Not any more. Now it has all the features you need - if you have no use for a Nav system.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app OaklandJeff 1/11/14 3:51 PM
Please bring back My Maps. The new app is pretty useless to me without it. Does anyone know how we can install the old app that allowed access to My Maps?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app r0bis 1/15/14 2:09 AM
This is something that I would like too. Moreover some places I travel to definitely won't have street address, however being able to "star" the spot on maps is very important to me.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Kerry Riley 1/15/14 7:29 AM
No, I haven't discovered how to 'uninstall' new Maps. But on a Windows PC (as opposed to an Android device) you can go to Google Maps, click on the question mark in the bottom right part of the screen (the Help icon) then you should see at the bottom of that pop up window a selection "Return to Classic Google Maps"
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app areevg 2/3/14 3:26 PM
After 3 years of being an enthusiastic user of Google Maps on my smartphone, I dumped it in Oct 2013. "Waze" is an awesome replacement GPS app in the Android space. Everyone disillusioned with Google Maps due to their lousy upgrade in Aug 2013 should give Waze/Mapquest a honest try. NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with any of the GPS companies.
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Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Debashish Mitra 2/4/14 7:39 AM
Thanks Abby
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Debashish Mitra 2/4/14 7:53 AM
I have one question. How can I manually change the route between 2 places so that it goes through  particular point I want to ? Previously I could do that by clicking on a point on the 'directions' result and dragging it to the point I want to go through. The directions result would be updated with the new route - this helped me to see the distance on the route that I want to take. When I try to do it now, map is changing the route automatically and changing other parts of the route that I do not want to change. In other words I want to change just one part of the  route without having maps change other parts when I drag the route point.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app geo.osm 2/4/14 8:47 AM
Hi

it depends on the map your are using. But in both versions it is possible to drag & drop the route to a special point.
For more details have a look at the help articles.


cheers
geo.osm
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app DobsonGuy 2/5/14 12:49 PM
I've run into a problem with maps starred places -- I'm going to park my car in a large parking lot that is not at a street address (long term airport parking) . I tried this in a the parking lot at work, again not at a street address.  I pulled out the phone (RAZR HD) and put my finger on the blue dot, and a pin appeared, and "dropped pin" appeared.  I slid up the Dropped Pin box -- and there is no star option.  What do I need to do to get the star option.  I might have to find the car in the lot after it snowed during my trip.
Thanks?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Raul Andres del Canto Zahr 2/5/14 1:03 PM
DobsonGuy:  what you need is…  google people thinking on the usera instead of business…

Google team has removed the ability to syar a non-address place because…  well,  just because they wanted to…

Same way,  if you go to a friend country house (usually no street name)  forget to use google map to mark it.

Also,  You want to go to your work friend house?  Forget to name it "tim's house" that place will allways be starred as "long avenue 123" and hopefully mext time. You see that * on your map,  you will remember what "long avenue 123" stand for…
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Thad Herring 2/13/14 4:33 PM
There is no little person to the right of my search bar in Google Maps.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app zog 2/22/14 8:24 PM
I hate Google Maps so much, where are my places? Why can't I USE this app anymore. you guys suck and have destroyed your best product, great work poindexters. I can open my places by using a BROWSER on my phone> WTFF REALLY?? Doesn't matter because I still can't navigate to any of my places on my phone. YOU SUCK YOU SUCK YOU SUCK YOU SUCK!!!!
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Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app PRJ1971 3/4/14 5:10 AM
Everything about the new google maps for mobile sucks.  Give us back the old version.

Starred places now show up as coordinates so they are meaningless.  The old maps they would show up with the names I assigned them in google bookmarks.

Why oh why, did google wreck such a good app as maps.  This new version is a step backwards.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Kerry Riley 3/4/14 9:12 AM
After all these months it continues to amaze me just how far Google Maps has fallen. It almost seems intentional. From easily being the first or second best app Google made it is now an also-ran among many imitators. More importantly, it used to be a compelling reason to buy an Android product - but not any more. It is no better its many competitors. Many people, myself included, would ignore their car's new nav systems in favor of their phone running Google Maps and that is no longer the case.

I'm sure Google has no interest in this thread; this is really a non-issue for them. Maps is still one of their top apps and they probably have user studies showing the features we talk about were only used by a small percentage of people. But I contend that they have lost the leadership position in a critical area and lost an app that was driving Android market expansion.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app MikeThomas 3/4/14 9:23 AM
I discovered another lost feature in Maps last night as I was trying to save offline maps. It's nowhere to be found in the menu, a quick Google search told me I need to search (in Maps) for "OK maps" and it will cache the current map display. WTF Google? How on earth were we supposed to intuit that?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app worldtravelin 3/4/14 10:51 AM
Hey guys, look at the "bright" side... you can now see your "Google Approved" gMaps and any "Garbage Trials" you made in Google Maps Engine (Lite) in the Google Earth App!  It's absolutely awesome... that is if the GE App doesn't glitch out on you with your every finger movement! 

Oh right, just like in gMaps or gME, you can't load your GE kmz files.... it must be Google is looking out for your cellular data consumption with these 10s of kByte files.  So considerate of them!

ps, I'm using the apps on a iPhone 5 and iPad Air, but it really doesn't matter bc Google is carrying over the same "BS" to both platforms. :(
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Ross Hughes 3/6/14 8:17 PM
Finally I don't feel like I'm alone. It's taken me several months to get here to this forum to see other people with the same gripes. I feel caught in a really crappy place now between the horrible new gMaps App and gME. I frequently used the My Places feature in the mobile app and it was very important to me. I used to make maps in GE, then upload them as KMZ's to the maps website in My Places, then access them on my phone. Now I can't upload KMZ files without using the "classic" my maps which is crap because I have to use the browser on my phone to access it instead of the maps app. So over the last week I've been trying to make gME work for me and I'm just left feeling robbed. They took away my favorite features from the maps website AND the mobile app, and in return gave me gME on my phone that is laughingly weak and lacking features. I can't for the life of me, understand what the point of all this is. Why does gME even exist?

Tonight through a long drawn out process I figured out a way to get my GE maps into gME so I could "easily" see them on my phone. This involved saving from GE as a KML file, then opening that in Excel as an XML document, weeding out the garbage other than my coordinates and description info, and then importing the spreadsheet into gME. That wasn't so bad? I thought I had conquered it. There was my map on gME in all it's glory complete with my description info popping up in the box when I clicked on a location....perfect....until I opened the map in gME on my phone only to find out that none of the info shows up except for the title when I tap on a location. Why don't I have functionality that's at least marginally close to what I get with gME in a browser on my laptop? The gME app is worthless! Crap Google, complete CRAP.

Figure it out. 
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app imgngdntn 3/11/14 9:58 AM
I'm having trouble getting MAPS to work the way i need it to. I'm trying to create driving directions that involve locations I've starred in my google account, but i can't figure out how to reference the starred place, when maps asks for starting and ending location. I'm logged into the my google account. if there's no way to do that, I'd like to know how to use a google contact in maps, how i can reference the contact without typing out the address every time. does any one understand what i'm asking, and/or how to do it?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app worldtravelin 3/11/14 10:45 AM
Google in their infinite wisdom removed that ability in favor of showing you your most recent Google search locations.  Google search locations MUST BE more important to you than addresses you keep in your gMail Contacts, bc let's be real, who would want to be able to drive to their Contact's address easily!

oh PS, Google thanks for offering us the ability to view or import our Google Earth Placemarks in GME or gMaps.... I tried opening them... they either don't show up or blame me for "slow internet connections"... you know 20 minutes to upload a 20kB file and still not get it is just awesome!  Two Native Americans with smoke signals can transmit that information faster!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app areevg 3/11/14 10:52 AM
Google Maps folks don't care a hoot folks. They screwed up with the v7.0 upgrade in July 2013. Version 6.x before that was infinitely better. Take that from someone that was an ardent Google Maps fan between 2005 and 2013. Now I am dumping Android altogether solely because Google is not listening to millions of user complaints in the past few months. 

When are YOU dumping Google/Android to send Google the message not to take its fan-base for granted?
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Steven Pulman 3/18/14 2:50 AM
Hi I don't have a little person next to the search bar just the magnifying glass
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Ty Stark 3/19/14 5:54 AM
I will pile on and ask why I can longer access My Maps from my mobile.  Doing so has made Google Maps no different from any other map service (Rand McNally, Quickmaps, etc).  Sure, I can access starred locations, but I have too many for this to be useful.  Seriously, wtf?  I used to be able to search, plan trips, enter addresses, etc., all from the comfort (and safety) of my desk (or bed, or where ever I was using my laptop).  Now I am back to getting in the car (AND truck AND motorcycle AND car 2) and entering all the same information in a stand-alone nav devices 4 times.  This is insanity! 
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app treebles 3/19/14 6:35 AM
Hello Ty Stark,
Custom maps, including the ones created in classic My Maps, can be viewed in Android mobile devices using a dedicated app recently released by Google named Maps Engine.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.m4b
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Kerry Riley 3/19/14 6:49 AM
treebles,
No, I think if you work with Maps Engine a bit you'll see that it's not a useful replacement primarily because it's not a map application, just a map editor. And it's pretty buggy. There are several posts in earlier pages of this thread concerning Maps Engine.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Kerry Riley 3/19/14 6:59 AM
Ty,
I keep up with this thread, and keep responding, not because I'm a masochist or a Google hater, but precisely for the reasons you stated so clearly. It's so obvious (to us) that Google Maps was a nav app game changer. To use a 90's term, it was the Killer App that made Android the choice for anyone who wanted GPS navigation. And in one clean strike, Google made it no better than a GM GPS nav system.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app treebles 3/19/14 7:06 AM
Hello Kerry,
There has not been an app to edit custom maps in the mobile platform since Google retired the My Maps editor after deprecating the Maps Data API that the app relied on back in 2010. The Maps app previous to version 7 allowed you just to view the classic My Maps custom maps, not to edit them.
The only mechanism is to edit the custom maps through Google Maps through the mobile version of the browser.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app worldtravelin 3/19/14 8:23 AM
You are absolutely right Treebles.

The same happened with Google Earth with regards to Placemarks (My Maps).  They "opened" up an "online/sharable" version when their promises of having an off-computer kmz/kml file that was to be syncing & real-time with multiple users never worked.  The online version removed all folders and organization and drastically cut all the contained "functionality" held within a Placemark.  (Maybe the GE Pro aka paid version actually worked???)

This same garbage was applied once My Maps was removed and in place was opened up "stars" aka Placemarks that were based solely on a location you searched, prioritized by how long ago you searched for it.  Great, back to the car as needed navigation, *$^% anything that is of importance to the users and they need often, not just last minute or as needed.

MEL is garbage and it is Google trying to monetize their service.  Mapping service professionals (real estate agents, logistic companies) are telling Google to go "*&^% themselves" given Google is charging them exorbitant prices well above what other less, but still functional alternatives would even think to charge.  This IS why Google Maps is really ignoring us, they want to make money and no longer care about providing the best possible product.

The best solution (albeit a pain, but what I was doing anyways) is to create a gCal event with the GPS or Address in it that I put together from the desktop.  Easily accessible from the mobile device into navigation mode.  iPhone users can access gMaps for navigation (regardless of the BS) through Sunrise calendar app instead of defaulting to "iMaps".  This overcomes Google's "solution" of getting "My Places" through the web browser (losing all navigation accessibility) or their forcing the users to use MEL.
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Ethan Rosch 4/3/14 2:04 PM
I really need the My Maps as well!!!
Re: Accessing your starred locations in the new Google Maps mobile app Jeff Wolf 4/4/14 6:31 PM
How about deleting a starred location?
I saved a place when a friend worked there and I wanted to go there to eat. They messed the friend over and I never got there but do not care to go there!
I am sure others have their own reasons to delete a saved place, place closed, friend moved just to name a few.

Thanks,
Sorry for the headaches you must get!!!
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