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Luke [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, December 14, 2006
12 years ago3,931 views

maybe this also isn't new but I haven't seen ist before...

google maps has a redesigned directions design and you can have multi point directions.. haven't found anything on blogoscoped about it..

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's new!

k [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

I just noticed this one too. It was not there on Wednesday and was there today (Thursday) so it must be new.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Like the way you can change the order of destinations.
The X buttons don't seem to delete the destination though.
It says "drive" on the directions, is it possible they are integrating Transit (or whatever it was) in to it?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wow! It is super slick. You can drag and drop the stop off points to build your journey. The syntax is like this:

You just list all the midpoints with the prefix "to:" and in the order you want to go to them.

e.g. [ from:london to:paris to:berlin to:madrid]
maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q& ...

Kind of understandably huge trips like above take quite a long time to work out.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Dosn't seem to know the difference between "driving" and being on a ferry.
[ maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q& ...]
Either that, or you get extremely wet.

Pri [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

oh man, ive been waiting for this feature for so long... i'm trying to find some more 'official' statement of the new features but it seems google is slowly updating things... the help pages are still don't explain the multi-points features yet... maps.google.com/support/bin/an ...

the features i've noticed recently:
1. add multiple destinations to one trip
2. collapse directions

anything else to add?

Pri [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

i found another feature..

the features i've noticed recently:
1. add multiple destinations to one trip
2. collapse directions
3. hide the panel on the left (similar to yahoo maps), so you have the full screen for the map using the small triangle

now that i think about it, it seems google maps is playing catchup with yahoo maps... i can see them adding traffic data to the maps next

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