Google Maps for planing trip

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 22:54
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Hi, I've just tried entering 4 or 5 destinations for a trip we will be going on shortly in google maps . As per below on the left it's showing me every twist & turn in the journey, I just want to see a summary & how many Klms & time between each point I plot...

I remember this could be done before but I tried everything & can't work it out ..
Can someone please help ..Thxs

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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 23:20

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 23:20
You can use a trip planner ss-ss. The link here:Quick Link to Trip Planner takes you to one which can have up to four intermediary points. If you want more waypoints, you do another search for the next section of your route. It does not take you down all the inland roads so will sometimes take you to and back from a place rather than through it if on an out of the way route. The 'improvements' since i last looked make it less user friendly :(, but it was the only one i could find with more than one waypoint.


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Follow Up By: ss--ss - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 23:43

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 23:43
Thanks MotherHen,, yes this is a lot better than google maps, not exactly what I wanted but can cut & paste fairly easy to notepad...
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Reply By: Zebra400 - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 04:51

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 04:51
Quite simple. Just open Google maps. If the lleft margin is not opwn, just click on the >> in the top left hand corner of the Google Map.

Now click on My Maps. then Create a new map - give it a name then click on Get Directions. You can click on Add Destinations to add further stops along the way.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 22:13

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 22:13
I find all electronic mapping frustrating when trip planning. It will only ever show you the route it thinks is best or the route you chose. There may be something very interesting 5 min off that route & you will never find it.

I use a book called Australian Places from Readers Digest and a large paper map to work out where I want to go. I then use google maps and whereas to calculate distance. Google would not have taken me to Porcupine Creek Gorge. It was a reasonable detour but well worth the effort. It was in Aus Places & on my paper map of Qld.

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