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Google Maps - Saving Existing Location

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by techchallenged, Dec 11, 2009.

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    Does anyone know if Google Maps allows you to save your existing location as a "favorite"? For instance, if I'm at a coffeeshop and want to save my location, using a GPS, I can save my current location. I tried doing that with my droid but couldn't figure it out. Thoughts?
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    favorite locations

    If you do a long press on the screen, you would go to applications and maps(i believe), here you can record your location as a favorite
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    I tried that. When I do a long press, the options I get are "show on map; get directions, navigate, street view, what's nearby, report a problem." No option to save location as a favorite.
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    Works for me, i type in the address. Gmaps finds the location. I click it and "add as contact" enter whatever information i want to have and then i can either go to gmaps or my contacts to get directions to the spots. Seems simple enough for me.
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    i'd like to know how to clear navagational end points from both google maps, and the car home. i've tried everything to clear adresses, and nothing seems to work. the location saves in the layers option in google maps, and is rather annoying that you can't delete. the same goes for car home. anyone know how to delete?
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    menu button / layer / uncheck what u want.

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    Install My Maps Editor from the Market. It will allow you to save your current GPS as a Favorite in your Google My Maps. When in Maps, you just enable the My Maps layer and you will see your favorites and can navigate to them, etc.

    Doing it this way will also make the favorites available via Google Maps on your PC/Mac.
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    Also take a look at Google Address Book in the market.
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    that doesn't do the trick. they will not delete. they are still there.
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    Just a guess but try:

    Settings>Applications>Manage Applications

    choose Maps > then Clear Cache
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
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    Nope, that's not it. It shows my cache as zero already.
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    Another good app for saving your current location is MyPOI
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    No need to delete the app :) To clear your search history, go to (from the Home screen) Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications then hit Menu again and choose then hit Menu again and choose 'Filters'. Choose 'all', and then scroll through the list to find 'Maps'. Select that, and then on the next screen press 'Clear data' and confirm.* through the list to find 'Maps'. Select that, and then on the next screen press'Clear data' and confirm.

    Thanks to Thom from Google!
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    if you long press your location on map it will bring up a menu. {trying to remember, phone not in front of me} next to address there will be a "blank star". press star. it will turn star to gold color. it then will be stored in favorites. similar to favorites in contacts
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    For some reason when I long press an address (like my house), it does not give me the exact address for that point, it just gives me a nearby business name, but still no address. Just wanted to know if it's the same for everyone else or am I doing something wrong?
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    That's what happened to me too.
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    Could have sworn it used to give the address before. :blink:
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    Do it from Desktop

    How do I do it from the desktop and then sync it?:motdroidvert:
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    Make sure you are logged in on your Google account on your PC. Rt click on the spot that you want to save. Click on "What's Here" Click on the Star that comes up. It will turn yellow.

    On the phone press Menu>Stared Places and you should see the place you just saved from your PC. Press it and you get the option to Navigate etc.
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    Thats the ticket

    Perfect. Microsoft eat your heart out. Google Rocks!!!

    Incidently, I used to be sold out on Microsoft. They better get it together.
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