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New Google Maps and travel routes?
November 12, 2013
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Q: Having a problem with Google maps. Appears on the updated version my travel routes are straight lines unless I upgrade for a price. Tried the classic version and when I try to place my second pin the map starts spinning. What did I miss?

A: The way to get travel routes along roads in the new Google maps is different than the old.  It’s not a drawn line at all, you need to use the Add Directions icon – just to the right of the Line drawing tool.  Once in directions mode you can simply type a location and a destination and the line will be drawn for you.  Then you can add another direction until you have your route.  

Actually, I really like this method, BUT – you seem to be limited to 6 destinations.  I can’t find that in the documentation anywhere, but it stops me every time after I enter 6 destinations.  Drawing a straight line doesn’t seem to have this limitation.  

One way to get around the limitation is to create a second layer.  So, I made a westbound route and an eastbound route layer.  Then I ran into another limitation – only 3 layers allowed unless you upgrade to the Pro version at $5/mo.  hmmm

As for the classic version – that is what our videos are on currently.  I don’t know what you mean by ‘the map starts spinning.’ If you can reply to this post and elaborate a bit – we can go from there.

The videos to watch:

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