Last time I covered how to use Google Maps’ Offline Maps feature to get maps whenever you needed them, especially when you are somewhere that you don’t have a reliable mobile data connection. In this segment I’ll cover how to use another feature of Google Maps to put placeholders on your downloaded maps so that you know where you want to end up.
The first thing you’ll need is a Google account so that there is somewhere to save your personal map. Once you have that, head to maps.google.com on a regular computer and type the place you want to add into the search bar. This process may also work from a smart phone, but if you are adding a lot of places I would highly suggest using a regular computer. If the desired place came up you can move on to the next step. In my example I searched for Kinkaku-ji, which is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion and is located in Kyoto.