Up to now, Google users have been able to manage their favorite places and personal maps with a few Google apps. Still, keeping track of them was a little disjointed. Now, Google is making the process simpler with My Places.
Before, users could star places in Google Maps, rate them in Google Places, and connect them using My Maps. My Places combines the three to make it easier organize everything:
The My Places tab replaces the My Maps tab in the Google Maps toolbar. Items are organized by date with your most recent activity at the top, and filters make it easy to sort and view only your maps, starred locations or rated places. And of course, you can still create and share personalized My Maps through the "Create new map" link.
Check it out. [Google Lat Long Blog]