Google Maps - Cannot show Customized Route

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bRILLZ, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. bRILLZ macrumors newbie

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    Jul 27, 2007
    #1
    Google Maps on the PC/Mac includes the ability to customize any route by dragging and dropping the blue route line to any intermediate point. It's a great method to bypass known areas of bad traffic or to include a point on interest on the way.

    Unfortunately this implementation doesn't carry over to the iPhone. Since one can't drag and drop on Google Maps on the iPhone, I've tried to email myself the link to the PC route. Usually the long URL is corrupted in the email path, so I've tried a TinyURL, but no luck.

    On each attempt the Google Map on iPhone will begin at the original starting point, but ends at the first intermediate point made by dragging the route line.

    An example, from Annapolis, MD to Boston, MA:

    Route as initially planned by Google Maps on PC - http://tinyurl.com/2j2won

    Route with bypass of RT95 through Baltimore - http://tinyurl.com/2oucoa
     
  2. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    Honolulu, Hawai'i
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    sorry i dont know much about what your concern is, but when i went to the Big Island of Hawaii this past thursday, while waiting for our rental car to become available i wanted to see if i could route my trip from dollar rent-a-car to the hilton Waikoloa. Google maps on my iphone was able to find both locations, but not able to make a route of how to get there, i thought this was weird.
     
  3. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Longmont, CO
    #3
    I know, this is really annoying. The most obvious reason is because of the inherent problem with the iPhone's UI: there's no such thing as "mouse-overing" or "hovering". While on a computer you could simply move the cursor to the edge of the screen to move the map around and click-drag to edit the route, on the iPhone click-dragging moves the map, leaving no way to change the route.

    The obvious solution, of course, would be an edit button...
     

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