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August 11, 2016
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Sue Wharton
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I have created a map on MyMaps and put markers down for each stop we make overnight. I have seen samples of MyMaps wiith a color qradient and letters or numbers sequencing the order of the stops. I can’t find any option in MyMaps to do this. How is it done???? Especially the numbering.

 

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August 12, 2016
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It’s done at the Layer level. Click the layer, then the paint roller and select “Sequence of Colors and Letters”

Here’s a video that should help 

August 12, 2016
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I don’t have that option in Layers. Is it some add-on?

August 12, 2016
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No – it is part of my maps. How far do you get with your screen looking like mine in the video?

You should be able to click on a layer and then on a style and see this:

August 12, 2016
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First: I am on a W10 PC.

 

When I click on the paint roller I have 4 options: uniform style, sequence of numbers, individual styles, style by data. That’s it.

 

That is why I thought it was an add on.

 

FYI: My nick name when I worked in computers was Black Cloud. I could crash anything given to me and was generally the final tester of “production” systems.Wink

August 12, 2016
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Try the sequence of numbers option. I think that’s what you want.

August 13, 2016
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I have tried them all. None of them give me the tear drop with a “gradient” and a letter or a number. I can get the number and a circle with the “sequence of numbers”, no gradient. With “style by data column/name” I get the gradient but no numbers. This is no big deal just a puzzlement as to why I see something different. Since it is from the Cloud we should be on the same release but I couldn’t find and About to check the release.

I write a travel blog when we are on the road and want to put the map as the first entry showing where we are each night. Thought people would like that. The numbers/letters would show sequence and the colors just make it look spiffy. People remember colors better than numbers or letters.

I found the answer, Google deleted that option but Grandfathered it in for people who have been using it. I had looked in Google before for an answer but this thread did not show up.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/0xYZ5qQ5BBs;context-place=topicsearchin/maps/category$3Acustom-maps%7Csort:relevance%7Cspell:false

It would also help if the help write-ups matched the program, just adds to the confusion.

WinkThanks for your time. We both have learned something.

August 15, 2016
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Aha! good research!

This must have happened recently because, yes indeed, when I create a NEW map now – I only get the sequence with numbers option, no letters and multicolors.

My old maps have it though, and one of the messages in the link you sent suggested that you can copy an old map and use it to make a new one – then you have the multi-colored sequence option. 

I will try sharing one of my old maps with you and see if you can use it and get the option you want. Watch your email …

and, don’t worry about messing anything up, it is an old test map I’m sending. I’m hoping you can make a copy of it for yourself, use the 3-dot menu at the top and choose Copy Map.

August 15, 2016
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Thanks a lot. I will try it. I am getting a new computer today so it will be a few days before I am back to fooling around. I have also discovered I can incorporate a slide show(another item that has disappeared) if I build one in Photobucket(I assume others work). I have tested the slide show and it works fine. I also read that I can take pics from Google Photos to Photobucket, haven’t tried that yet.

August 18, 2016
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I’m not sure I understand the PhotoBucket slideshow – how do you put that into your Google Map?

I am still able to add multiple pictures to a marker in Google Maps natively … I just created a brand new map to be sure it still works. Here is the link to that map. If you click the one marker “Liberty Harbor” you will get a pop up sidebar with an image and text that reads 5 photos. Click on 5 photos and you’ll get a manual slide show. 

As a secondary photo storage online, I am using Windows OneDrive. PhotoBucket has been around a long time, but I’ve never used it.

August 18, 2016
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Got my threads mixed up. The slideshow is for Blogger. Photobucket creates for each Album and picture four ways to access. Blogger lost it slide show capabilities but you can put in a Photobucket slideshow instead. I am not on PC right now but will send you an examples when I am.

August 18, 2016
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Got it. Thanks for the follow up. Yes, Picasa Web Albums had a slideshow feature that we liked to use in Blogger. That is no longer available. I’ve started using Youtube for slideshows, more on that later. Photobucket sounds good too.

August 29, 2016
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I have a new MyMap problem. I put together my test blog and it works fine, need to fine tune it etc. However when an Ipad or Mac user looks at it the map doesn’t show up. Can someone test my blog on an Ipad or Mac please? Not sure where the problem could be.

travelingwhartons.blogspot.com

 

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August 29, 2016
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Think I have a handle on the problem. She did not have Google Maps on her mac. She will download and check it out tomorrow.

August 29, 2016
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Sue,

I just tried viewing your map using my iPad, and it worked fine. I even tried using Safari instead of Chrome and had no problem. I don’t think that having the maps app would be an issue, since my maps is strictly web based. My guess would be internet connection issues. Or something weird that could maybe be fixed by rebooting?

Let me know what you find.

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