For some reason, I have had 3 different companies ask me how to map a group of locations on a map for various reasons. One company wanted a list of their locations on a map to show on their web site. Another company wanted to display the geographical spread of their clients across the country.
There is an easy (and free) way to do this using Google Maps. If you have a Gmail account, sign in to Google Maps and then click on the “My Maps” link in the upper left hand corner under the Google Maps logo. Then click “create a new map”. For detailed instructions on setting up a custom map, read the Google Maps Custom Map Guide.
Once you have created a custom map with multiple points, you can make this map publically visible and then link to it from your web site or social media sites. Pretty cool way to show the company service locations or where you are doing business. Even better, it makes it easy for your web visitor to get maps and driving directions to those locations using a tool they are probably already familiar with… Google Maps.
Here is a picture of a sample of Blue Gurus clients that took me 10 minutes to set up using a custom google map: