When will we be able to move Google Maps to android Navigation?

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  1. killick

    killick New Member

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    I want to know when we'll be able to create a mapped route in Google Maps and then use it for Navigation on our Android phones. Any idea when this wish will come true?

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    I don't know if this is different on the d1 and d2 but when I get directions in google maps it has an option for navigate

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    Nope that's how it works....get directions, then you have the option to "navigate" like any gps unit or it will have a mapped line to destination and your current location if gps and network location is on, and it will track you as you move on the map.

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    That's not what I'm talking about.

    If I create a route on a Google Map, it may not be the most direct route, but it's the route I want to use. If I send it to my phone, I can see the directions. But if I try to navigate, the GPS in the phone takes over and calculates a new route and directions, and disregards the route received from Google Maps.

    (Are you wondering if I already know where i want to go, why do I need Google to navigate it for me? Because knowing the waypoints I want to pass is not the same as knowing when to turn left or right to get there.)
     
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    Oh I see.

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    Might help to request this directly from Google if you really want it. They have a site for feature requests, bug fixes, etc. I don't have a URL handy but a quick Google search should turn it up.

    You can certainly follow a map created in My Maps after loading the layer in Google Maps but you won't get voice prompts or anything.

    Another GPS nav app may offer the feature as well.
     
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    I haul over-sized, overweight truckloads and would like to be able to plot a route in Google maps and view on my Droid in the truck.
    The Google maps works great but cannot accommodate my needs while hauling permit loads.
     
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    waypoints?

    Anyone heard any news about this?
     
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    I have experimented quite heavily with this. Here is what I have found.

    If you create a multiple waypoint route in Google Maps you can navigate it on Android with some exceptions. If you try to navigate the route the "normal" way on the phone it will just route you to the final destination. What I do is pull up the route on the phone in Maps. Press waypoint 1 then navigate. Once at waypoint 1 pull up on Maps again, press waypoint 2 and navigate. Repeat as needed to the end. The only caveat is that if you choose a scenic route between way points on the PC it will not always follow it on the phone. The phone will usually take the direct route, which is typically what you want.

    Experiment with waypoints. Sometimes when I want a scenic route I put in an unnecessary waypoint to keep the phone from redirecting to the direct route. That just means and extra click through step in the overall navigation. Sometimes I can look at the drawn route on the phone (from the PC) and and start the scenic route ignoring the phone until the automatic redirects put me on the path I want to go.

    Of course if you are not worried about scenic routes along the way it works perfectly.
     
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    There's a mapquest app that came out, I haven't tried it out yet but if its like the website then it might be of help.

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