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Thread: Maps - how to "save" a "place" ... work around.

  1. Junior Droid
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    Maps - how to "save" a "place" ... work around.

    OK. I think one of the things that is missing from the MAP app is the ability to "save" the location that you have just searched for so you can go back to it later.

    I save places like "work" or "home", but this app won't let you -- or will it?

    Try this:
    1. Navigate to Google on your PC (you MUST be signed into your Google Account)
    2. See the top row of options on the top left edge of the main page?
    3. Select "Maps"
    4. Type in the address or name of the place that you want to find
    5. Click "Search Maps"
    6. A locator pin will appear at your "place"
    7. LEFT click the locator pin and select "Save to my Maps"
    8. Click the drop down box and select "Create a new map..."
    NOTE 1: if your place name appears in the drop down list, use it, if not - type it in.
    NOTE 2: In the LEFT panel there are some "privacy" options to consider. I always select "unlisted"
    9. Click "Done"
    10. Select the "My Maps" button at the top of the LEFT pane and your place name should appear.

    Now - Go to your DROID:
    a. Unlock the phone and select "maps"
    b. Select the MENU button
    c. Select the "Layers" button
    d. Select the "More Layers" button
    e. Select the "My Maps" button
    f. Your "place" should appear in the list
    g. Touch the place name on the map.
    h. Select "Navigate"
    i: Follow the directions...


    RINSE and REPEAT for all of your other "places"

    Maybe this will do until something more intuative comes out on the native phone that will allow us to save the locations that we seach for.

    Hope this helps someone.
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    actually if u dont clear the search t will auto save all locations. you can highlight search boxes hit the middle of d pad and a drop down list should appear
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    Thanks!!
    ‘‘Sure... if you're rounding Pi down to three. Please don't make me add 'rounding Pi down to three' to your list of crimes.’’
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    Thanks so much for this tip! There is so much that is undocumented about this phone! Speaking of that, does anyone know how I can remove layers? I made a search for a local establishment and would like to get rid of it now, but don't seem to find a way to do so. Thanks so much in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfdillon View Post
    ...does anyone know how I can remove layers?...
    All you have to do is go back into layers and uncheck the ones you don't want to see. Easy-peasy.
    ‘‘Sure... if you're rounding Pi down to three. Please don't make me add 'rounding Pi down to three' to your list of crimes.’’
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    Thanks so much, Narsil for your reply. I realize that, but I don't want some items in the layers list to show up. That's what I'm trying to remove - I should have expressed that better. I'd like to remove some items that show up in the layers list.
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    Ah...that makes more sense and is a question for which I have no answer. I'd like some layers to disappear from that list.
    ‘‘Sure... if you're rounding Pi down to three. Please don't make me add 'rounding Pi down to three' to your list of crimes.’’
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    If violence wasn't your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.

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    Nice tip. Thanks
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    Long press your home screen>click "shortcuts">click "directions">put in the address, name and pick an icon. Boom, click the icon you just created on your home page and it opens navigation and sends you off to your destination. I just use my whole right screen for destinations.
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    Or create a folder and drop them into it.
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