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Deleting a map from Google Maps
August 10, 2017
10:16 pm
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I have created several maps in Google Maps.  However, I have 3 maps which I did not create but they somehow embedded themselves into “My Maps.”  One is a map of a driving route to a business I visited, one is a map I viewed on a webpage, and one is a map I viewed in somebody else’s blog.  I don’t want these maps, but cannot delete them.  There is no delete button available anywhere for these maps.  How can I delete these maps? 

August 14, 2017
12:57 pm
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I did a little video to show how to delete a map: 

Let me know if this helps

August 14, 2017
4:23 pm
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Thank you for the response.  However, after following all the steps, the 3 dot menu does not give me the option to “delete” nor “move to trash.”  I have this option with all my other maps except for the 3 maps noted above.  In the case of the 3 maps noted above, the 3 dot menu only allows these options:

collapse map legend

map details

copy map

print map

zoom to viewport

embed map

Download KML

August 14, 2017
9:43 pm
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I just answered my own question.  The only way I could remove the 3 maps was through “Google Drive.”  The maps could not be removed through the method suggested in the video.

August 16, 2017
12:47 pm
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Good job! Thanks for reporting back.

My first clue should have been when you said you did not create those 3 maps. I guess my method only works on maps I created.

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