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Old 08-10-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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mapping and iphone compatibility

i am having such a frustrating time of this! i am trying to map a route of 150 miles from Austin to Huntsville. seems easy right? no. i am trying to use google maps and google earth and neither seem to behave in what i would imagine to be a very simple manner. i want to use google just so i can access it on my iPhone. i don't want to spend a penny on software or apps so there is a limit. and yes i am cheap but moreso, the reason is that i want to prove that it can be done or be proven wrong.

so... in google maps online there doesn't seem to be a way to redo the map to take rr and fm roads without setting a point, and i am limited to 8 points so.... that won't work. when i try to use google earth, it is not obvious how to make the route and edit it to take the backroads. in fact, the software seems void of help or manual and the web info is just as useless for using the software to map a driving route and modifying it.

are you using anything else to map your routes that is free, easy to use, and that the results can then be easily accessed on my phone? i need turn by turn directions, be cause (here is one thing i guess i do differently from almost all other riders?) i prefer to have the software read me the direction just like my car gps because i don't want to be distracted looking at a map while I'm trying to keep my eyes forward. i don't know of many or any others that prefer this, so please don't flame me for it. i am just looking for recommendations for mapping solutions here that i can access on my phone. not looking to change how i navigate. thanks!
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