Google My Maps help

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by MikeV42085, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. MikeV42085

    MikeV42085 Adventurer

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    Sorry to start new thread but I did not find help to my problem by searching.

    Google My Maps?
    How to Convert straight line point to point TO a route or track to use on Google or export.
    Screen shot attached.
    Thank you

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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'm curious how you got straight lines ?
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  3. MikeV42085

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    Sir ohgood,

    Thanks for reply
    I thought I was following the Google Maps directions. Has not happened before in plain Google Maps.
    I was attempting a plan in My Maps to save in Google Drive.
    This was to be overview. Thought was to plan day by day detailed routes when on ground to be flexible around weather, road considerations, COVID restrictions and etc.
    New to My Maps.
    Trip is 1 month beginning 9/10; Boulder to SC.
    I will PM u link to map

    Thanks again
    MikeV
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  4. M-R

    M-R MOTO-RECON

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    Did you get this figured out?
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  5. MikeV42085

    MikeV42085 Adventurer

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    Yes
    Sorry for late reply. Took 1 month 4800 miles. 23 nights camp,, 5 nights motel
    Used old Garmin nuvi primarily as tracker.
    What worked best for me was preplan about 300 miles on Google maps, save link, and use this for about a day.
    Fav places were Gunsight Point (UT/AZ border close to N rim GC); Burr Trail, Coronado Trail, Lincoln County NM
    Thanks to all who gave advice

    MikeV
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