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More than ten points - using Google Maps??

Stolen from another forum...but thought worthy of bring here!

First you start by typing out your route. Note the use of two-letter abbreviations for states... Addresses can be used as well, but you MUST be certain that the address can be found in Google Maps. For ease of illustration, I will not be using addresses here. Once you get this figured out, using addresses will not be that difficult.

Seattle, WA to Boise, ID to Billings, MT to Bismarck, ND to Minneapolis, MN to Chicago, IL to Dayton, OH to Kansas City, KS to Dallas, TX to Carlsbad, NM to Phoenix, AZ to Las Vegas, NV to Reno, NV to Redmond, OR to Portland, OR to Seattle, WA

Next, using the "Replace" function in your text editor, replace all instances of "space-to-space" with a slash:

Seattle, WA/Boise, ID/Billings, MT/Bismarck, ND/Minneapolis, MN/Chicago, IL/Dayton, OH/Kansas City, KS/Dallas, TX/Carlsbad, NM/Phoenix, AZ/Las Vegas, NV/Reno, NV/Redmond, OR/Portland, OR/Seattle, WA

Then replace all spaces with a + (plus) symbol:

Seattle,+WA/Boise,+ID/Billings,+MT/Bismarck, ND/Minneapolis,+MN/Chicago,+IL/Dayton,+OH/Kansas+City,+KS/Dallas,+TX/Carlsbad,+NM/Phoenix,+AZ/Las+Vegas,+NV/Reno,+NV/Grants+Pass,+OR/Portland,+OR/Seattle,+WA

When you are done with that, add to the front of everything: "https://www.google.nl/maps/dir/"

https://www.google.nl/maps/dir/Seat...,+NV/Grants+Pass,+OR/Portland,+OR/Seattle,+WA (The forum displays a truncated version this link, but it really is all there)

Copy/Paste this into the address bar of your browser and now you have a route.
 

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Very helpful. Thanks for the post.


The one issue I have with this (in fact I've had with Google Maps for maybe a year now) is that when I save the map, it's very difficult to work with the saved map. In the past a saved Google Map could be opened and easily changed. Now the saved Google Map is virtually impossible to work with. Seems to be ever since the saved Google Map has had a little frame around the icon of saved map. Any idea if something has changed?
 
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This is simply a Maps hack and isn't intended to be editable once you load that specific URL into the browser and display it.

It sounds to me like you have a Maps setting incorrect; I have no issues working normally in Maps - logged into my Google account or not.
 

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It sounds to me like you have a Maps setting incorrect; I have no issues working normally in Maps - logged into my Google account or not.
Being in Canada I use http://maps.google.ca/maps. I've tried the same thing using http://maps.google.com/maps. Both open Google Maps, and both seem to act normally. But when I save the route I get the same icon as when I saved your ten-point sample route - a little picture from around the icon. And I can't work with that map once I open the saved version.


I'll have to get to work on this.
 
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