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1. In Google Sheets, create a spreadsheet that includes these columns: ZIP Code, Data* and Color. If additional columns are present, a "more..." button will appear above the map when the user clicks on your custom area. • Free version has a limit of 1,000 rows; monthly contributors can map up to 10,000 rows per map
• You can use any combination of 5-digit ZIP Codes and 3-digit ZIP Codes
• Map data will be read from first tab in your Google Sheet; the first row must contain column headers
• If you don't have a Google Sheet, create one by importing from Excel or a .csv file
• The header of the Data column will be used as the map legend heading
• Links included in the sheet beginning with https:// will be clickable when the user clicks the map on that ZIP Code
• The Color column is optional. If used, the Color column can contain any browser-supported color name or any 6-digit hex color code

2. In Google Sheets, Share your spreadsheet with Anyone with the link permissions and click the Copy link button In Google Sheets:
1. Click the Share button in the upper right corner
2. Click the Get link section in the box that appears
3. Change the sharing setting to Anyone with the link (keep the drop-down to the right set as Viewer)
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3. Paste the link you just copied into the box below:

* What is the Data column? The Data column is the first column in your spreadsheet other than ZIP Code and Color, such as Territory in the image at right. The Data column will appear in the map legend.

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1. In Google Sheets, create a spreadsheet that includes these columns: County, State Abbrev, Data* and Color. If additional columns are present, a "more..." button will appear above the map when the user clicks on your custom area. • Free version has a limit of 1,000 rows; monthly contributors can map up to 10,000 rows per map
• Map data will be read from first tab in your Google Sheet; the first row must contain column headers
• If you don't have a Google Sheet, create one by importing from Excel or a .csv file
• The header of the Data column will be used as the map legend heading
• Links included in the sheet beginning with https:// will be clickable when the user clicks the map on that county
• The Color column is optional. If used, the Color column can contain any browser-supported color name or any 6-digit hex color code

2. In Google Sheets, Share your spreadsheet with Anyone with the link permissions and click the Copy link button In Google Sheets:
1. Click the Share button in the upper right corner
2. Click the Get link section in the box that appears
3. Change the sharing setting to Anyone with the link (keep the drop-down to the right set as Viewer)
4. Click the Copy link button
5. Click Done
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3. Paste the link you just copied into the box below:

* What is the Data column? The Data column is the first column in your spreadsheet other than State, County and Color, such as Salesperson in the image at right. The Data column will appear in the map legend.

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1. In Google Sheets, create a spreadsheet that includes these columns: Longitude, Latitude, Data* and Color. You can also map Addresses**. If additional columns are present, a "more..." button will appear above the map when the user clicks on your custom point. • Map data will be read from first tab in your Google Sheet; the first row must contain column headers
• If you don't have a Google Sheet, create one by importing from Excel or a .csv file
• Longitude and Latitude must be in decimal degrees such as -87.633, 41.854 for Chicago (note: the U.S. and western hemisphere have negative longitudes)
• The header of the Data column will be used as the map legend heading
• Links included in the sheet beginning with https:// will be clickable when the user clicks the map on that custom point
• The Color column is optional. If used, the Color column can contain any browser-supported color name or any 6-digit hex color code
• If present, the Address column must contain U.S. addresses in this format: address, city, state, ZIP Code**
• If you don't already have Longitude/Latitudes and want to build your Google Sheet interactively: As you click the map or use Search places, the Long Lat is shown above the map and you can copy/paste it into your Google Sheet

2. In Google Sheets, Share your spreadsheet with Anyone with the link permissions and click the Copy link button In Google Sheets:
1. Click the Share button in the upper right corner
2. Click the Get link section in the box that appears
3. Change the sharing setting to Anyone with the link (keep the drop-down to the right set as Viewer)
4. Click the Copy link button
5. Click Done
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3. Paste the link you just copied into the box below:

* What is the Data column? The Data column is the first column in your spreadsheet other than Lat, Long and Color, such as Name in the image at right. The Data column will appear in the map legend.

** Addresses will be converted to Latitude and Longitude so they can be mapped. Read details about mapping addresses.

1. Export a KML file containing points or lines from Google My Maps, Google Earth or GIS software • Only points and lines will be mapped from your KML file
• To use KMZ files exported from Google My Maps, you must also share your Google My Maps with Anyone with the link permission. KMZ files can be buggy, so if you have issues, use a KML file instead.
• For points, the KML file MUST contain Longitude and Latitude (geocoded addresses without coordinates are NOT supported)
• Routes can be exported from Google My Maps using the Add directions button, specifying your from and to location, then exporting the route data from the map in KML format

2. Upload the KML file to Google Drive

3. From Google Drive, right click the file and choose Share. In the General access box, click Anyone with the link, then click Copy link and then Done

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Time Zones

This free tool shows Time Zones on Google Maps, plus the current time and UTC offset for any location worldwide.

This zoomable Time Zone map shows time zone boundary lines anywhere in the world. For U.S. locations, you can also overlay city limits, county lines and state boundaries on the map.

Quick Tips for using this Time Zones map tool

  1. There are four ways to get started using this Time Zones map tool
    • In the “Search places” box above the map, type an address, city, etc. and choose the one you want from the auto-complete list
    • Click the map to see the Time Zone and current time where you clicked (Monthly Contributors also get Dynamic Maps)
    • To search using GPS coordinates use the “Find lat long” box in the top right above the map*
    • Click the button in the upper right corner of the map to use your current location. Click the button again to automatically update your location every 1, 5 or 10 minutes (Monthly Contributors also get an option to update every several seconds, shown as ◉A for Active).**
    The Google Maps Time Zones map will draw along with time zone boundaries, and the timezone name and UTC offset*** and current date and time (including if Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in effect) for your chosen location will appear at the top of the map
  2. Check the “Show labels” checkbox in the lower left corner of the map to see county name labels on the map
  3. NEW! Use the SHOW OTHER LAYERS panel in the lower left corner of the map to show county lines, US city limits, US civil townships and US ZIP Codes on the map, overlaid on the Time Zone map.
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* You can search using various formats of latitude longitude, including degrees, minutes and seconds; degrees and decimal minutes; or decimal degrees
** The “Locate” button will be more accurate on smartphones and other devices containing a GPS; desktop browsers typically show an approximate location
*** Coordinated Universal Time or Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) offset is the number of hours ahead or behind the current time in Greenwich, England, adjusted for Daylight Saving Time (DST) if in effect. It is the number of hours time difference from Greenwich. Prior to 1972, UTC was referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Why would you need a map with time zone boundaries?

Here are several example uses for time zones on Google Maps (see disclaimer):

  • Business Coordination: Companies operating internationally can schedule meetings, support calls and launches considering the working hours of all regions involved.
  • Travel Planning: Travelers can adjust their schedules, set alarms, or plan activities based on the time zones of their destinations and layovers.
  • Communication: Whether making international calls to friends, family, or business partners, knowing time zones ensures you’re calling at an appropriate hour.
  • Logistics and Shipping: Companies can provide accurate delivery estimates and coordinate transportation based on time zone differences.
  • Broadcasting and Streaming: Media companies can schedule broadcasts, livestreams, or premieres to cater to audiences in different time zones.
  • Financial Markets: Stock traders and investors can track opening and closing times of global stock exchanges and plan their trades accordingly.
  • Event Planning: Organizers of global events or webinars can ensure maximum participation by considering the time zones of all potential attendees.
  • Software and Tech Releases: Tech companies can coordinate software updates or product releases to minimize disruption across different regions.
  • Cultural Awareness: Time zone maps can be educational tools, helping users understand the concept of time around the world and fostering global awareness.
  • Scientific Research: Researchers working on global projects can coordinate data collection, observations, or experiments based on a universal time schedule.
  • Emergency Response: International aid organizations can coordinate relief efforts more effectively by understanding the local time of the affected area.
  • Daylight Saving Adjustments: Navigate the complexities of regions that observe daylight saving time, ensuring accurate timekeeping throughout the year.

Find Time Zones by radius or by drawing a line or shape

  • To find Time Zones within a radius or near a line or shape you draw:
    1. Click the “Selection Tools” button in the lower left corner of the map
    2. – RADIUS SELECT: To find Time Zones within a radius, specify the mileage in the “Select map features within x miles of the shapes I draw” box, then use the Point “Add a marker” tool to draw the center point of the radius
      – TOUCHING A LINE OR SHAPE: To find Time Zones that touch a line or a shape you draw, use the Line tool or Shape tool to draw the shape, double-clicking when finished
      – WITHIN DISTANCE OF A LINE OR SHAPE: To find Time Zones that are within a distance of a line or a shape you draw, first specify the mileage in the “Select map features within x miles of the shapes I draw” box, then use the Line tool or Shape tool to draw the shape, double-clicking when finished
    3. The Time Zones will be highlighted and listed in a “Results from map” box below the map, where you can copy the selected Time Zones for use in a spreadsheet or other document
      – Optionally, keep drawing shapes to select more Time Zones
    4. When you are finished selecting Time Zones, click the “Done Selecting” button in the lower left corner of the map

FAQs for Time Zones

How do I see times zones on Google Maps?
This Time Zones map tool shows worldwide time zones on Google Maps. Use the 'Search places' box above the map to search for a timezone by address, city, state or country
How do I find the current time by city or county?
Use the 'Search places' box above this Time Zones map to search by city, county, address or place. Use the 'use location' button in the upper right corner to show your current location and current time at your location.
Is there an interactive map of world time zones?
This Time Zones map tool is a worldwide map of time zones overlaid on Google Maps. You can zoom out to a world map view showing time zone boundaries or zoom in to a city. You can also use the 'Search place' box above the map to search by address or place.
What does UTC stand for?
UTC is an abbreviation for Universal Time Coordinated, also known as Coordinated Universal Time. It is the primary standard the world uses to regulate clocks and time. This has mainly replaced the term Greenwich Mean Time.
What is UTC offset?
UTC offset, also known as Greenwich Mean Time offset (GMT offset), is the time difference in hours from Greenwich, England, adjusted for Daylight Saving Time (DST) if in effect. For example, UTC -7 indicates that your location is 7 hours earlier that the current time in Greenwich, England.

Coverage Notes

As with many things, time zone and time zone boundaries are much more complex than meets the eye. This is due in large part to the fact that there is no central global body that determines timezones; rather, time zones can be set at many different political levels (e.g. country, state, county, city, tribal region). Read more here.

Other Notes

  • The Search places box uses a standard Google Maps geocoding engine, therefore you can type street addresses, road names, points of interest, etc. to see what time zone that location is part of, as well as the current time there
  • Many of the map layers from which this information is extracted are very large, so it may take several seconds for all of the map layers to finish drawing
  • Because the map layers are large, boundaries will not be shown if you are zoomed out too far
  • Note that typing an address will zoom in the map very close, whereas typing a city or county by itself will show you a map with a wider view

Sources

– Time Zone boundaries: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), Evan Siroky: MIT License and Open Data Commons Open Database License
– City, County and State boundaries: US Census Bureau

DISCLAIMER

Accuracy and Limitations: The information provided by this map tool has been obtained from various public data sources shown in the Sources box above. These sources have varying degrees of reliability and completeness and are subject to change over time. Additionally, while the latitude and longitude values displayed by the map marker suggest a high degree of precision, you should be aware that the underlying Google Maps and source data may not reflect this level of accuracy nor precision.

No Legal or Surveying Use: Due to these potential inaccuracies, this tool is not intended for, and must not be used for, legal, surveying, or any critical decision-making purposes. The information is provided on an as-is basis for general reference and entertainment purposes only. For specific inquiries regarding data accuracy or fitness for use, please consult the original data sources. For decisions requiring precise location data, consult the appropriate government or other authoritative sources, and seek professional legal advice.

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