How to draw your own maps | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

How to draw your own maps

[5 Jan 2014 UPDATE: This feature isn't working at present. I plan to get it working again after the upgrade is complete.]

It's easy to add a map to your text, and often more effective than trying to describe where something is. eg let's say I want to show the area of the old Army site in Admiralty. Here's the map:

It took under 2 minutes to make, here's how:

You can also create a map with markers or lines, just by choosing a different option from the "Click Map:" dropdown list.


It's a useful tool, but there are some limitations you should know of:

  • There's not a lot of documentation or support for this, so if you experiment with it's more advanced features and find something is broken, it is likely to stay that way
  • Once you publish a map, there's no way to go back and edit it. If you want to make a change, you'll need to re-create it from scratch. So this is best used for simple maps that only take a couple of minutes to draw.

There are some other ways to draw maps for If you're interested to know more, please leave a comment below and I'll come back to this topic again later.

Regards, David


By typing in the street address of the place in the search box of Google Map, the location would be highlighted. Then crop it out and upload.