If you have a "how-to" (including links) for google navigation please share. I'm sure we all know the navigation isn't in the manual by now.
A few things I'd really like to know:
I read the local threads (1,2) and people are saying you can save directions and points of interest in google maps on the PC and have them show up on your maps - can anybody put up a step-by-step for us?
This review mentions that when you're driving you can search and it'll insert into your path so you can divert for gas or the like, can this be done with voice search? I can't seem to activate voice search from the driving map.
Can the traffic view be set to show traffic that is off of your driving path so you can see if things get any better taking an alternate route?
Please, more questions and answers and I'll share if I find anything more as well. Us road warriors need to stick together, I really want to leave my GPS out of my bag when I travel!
- This lets you make links to a destination for the desktop (and thus in folders if you like). Was also mentioned in another thread cited above but this link has nice pictures.
- HerbertM has posted a good instruction on how to get large number of locations from Google maps on the PC into Google navigation and how to access and use them!
- Voice search: It took us silly long to figure out, but just touch AND HOLD the search button (the permanent magnifier icon on the glass), after a few seconds voice search comes up and you can say "navigate too"
- The "Labs" option in the "more" part of google navigator lets you turn on a "layers" button. If you do this with your custom map (from google maps on the web) containing lots of locations, you also get a list button to pick a destination. The bad part is that you'll have to rezoom your navigator using "my location" because it zooms out to fit the whole layer in by default.