I want to adjust and save a rout in my navigation. Help please....

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  1. mc1

    mc1 New Member

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    So I have a particular route that I take several times a week visiting a client for work. However the navigation takes me a poor roundabout way, having me go past the location on one side of the highway, do a u-turn, and come back. I know an easier way that doesn't requrie me to do this, and I'd like to record the adjustment in the navigation so it takes me instead to the other side of the highway and doesn't require the u-turn farther down the road.

    Any thoughts on how to do this? Is there anything inherent in the navigator (I couldn't find it myself) or a free app that as an add-on that will accomplish this?

    Thanks for any help!!!!
     
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    I have 2 different paid Navigation apps and I don't think either one of them will record a different route. They do offer me alternative routes tho... not sure you will find that in a free app but there are a couple in the play store you can try.

    just out of curiosity if you know the better way to go why do you need it in a nav app?
     
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    Well I don't know the full route but I know that the one that the navigator sends me to is a roundabout way that doesn't make sense. It takes me basically past my client's address and then back again. I don't know the way by heart, so I'm using the navigator, but I know generally the area I should get to, in order to make a simple turn to the highway my client is on. THat's why I figured I could make a waypoint, and save a location on the way where the navigator would re-route me to the end location address from there. Just seems like a simple feature.

    Any suggestions?

    Thx
     
  4. bennyj

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    You might try getting on a computer and going into Google maps and setting up your route. Then from the navigation app select more then my maps and select your route.

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    I would suggest setting the route in a PC as well. Vz navigator used to have this option, but too many people barreling down a one way, took care of this option.

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    I tried google maps and mapquest... so far I don't find such a feature in either of them. But I agree, it would be a useful feature to have, especially for those places you travel infrequently but you know there is a better way than what the navigation gives you.

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    An app like way point might do this. You set your own way points to get to your destination.

    I've never used it though. But its a thought.

    Also Google, make your own route on Google maps, it shows there is a way to do that. :D

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    If you are using the Google Maps Navigator and you notice an isue with the route, go on google maps on your PC and suggest the alternate route. Ive suubmitted over a dozen route and road corrctons to google, all of which have been fixed in 3 months time with a nice email from the maps team letting me know it was changed per my suggestions. Just right click on the map and "report a Problem"
     
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    Does Google maps or others, allow you to add multiple destinations? I was looking and didn't see the option.

    Sent from someplace, and with something that you need not worry about.
     
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    I do not believe you can.

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    Mapquest allows multiple destinations. And in another thread, copilot and sygic were suggested and look to be excellent navigation tools with those features and more.

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    On your computer you can create a map with multiple destinations and save it under MyMaps. You can retrieve that map from your phone, but that wouldn't really help here because as soon as you hit one destination, you have to pick the next destination on the map. What happens when you try to select an alternate route from within the app? Does your preferred route show up there?

    I've never bothered looking into other nav apps because Google Maps does everything I need. What do the other apps do that Google doesn't?

    <------- Realtor and power maps user.
     
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