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Sending a Google Map to a phone
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:59:40 pm »
We are about to go on a longish drive and I have created a route on Google maps that avoids, for the most part, toll roads.  I am happy however to use short sections to avoid major cities.

I have sent the route to my phone, actually a tablet which works well in the car, but the route displayed is the quickest, according to Google, between start and finish ignoring all my diversions and intermediate stops.

Is there a way to get it to follow the exact route?

Thanks

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Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 10:42:28 pm »
it's so complicated to convert a google map route to anything else that I usually just duplicate it manually in gpxeditor or similar and then save it
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Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 10:49:54 pm »
Not sure if this is possible with the Google Maps app.

You could try Maps to GPX https://mapstogpx.com/
Then load that GPX into another app, eg OsmAnd.

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Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 01:22:54 am »
I tried this a year or two ago - changed Mr Google's route the better to suit my needs - but it always got changed back in transit to the phone.

I gave up.
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Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 11:19:17 am »
You could create a route directly in the Gmaps app.
I can add stops to a route and there's a "choose on the map" option if you want to bring the route onto a road you want to use.
It will always try and route you to a better route while out but you can ignore it and it will change back as you pass the road it wants you to go down..
Setting it to cycle option will of course avoid motorways.
I use it in the lorry everyday for work, although I never follow it religiously as it will route me down roads I'm not allowed on.

Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 06:10:42 pm »
Thanks for the answers - not what I wanted to hear but TBH what I expected.

I've used Fuaran's suggestion and used Maps to GPX into OSMAnd and it works.  Didn't have the correct maps loaded and had reached my max free download limit so have splashed out on the £3.49 annual subsciption!

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Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 07:25:06 pm »
Thanks for the answers - not what I wanted to hear but TBH what I expected.

I've used Fuaran's suggestion and used Maps to GPX into OSMAnd and it works.  Didn't have the correct maps loaded and had reached my max free download limit so have splashed out on the £3.49 annual subsciption!

Too late now, but if you download osmand maps to your pc from here https://download.osmand.net/list.php and then transfer them to your gadget of choice, you don't run into the 10(?) map download limit.
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Re: Sending a Google Map to a phone
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 12:52:14 am »
Google maps as a feature that avoids toll roads doesn't it, or it used to as I've used it before.
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