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    Bike Junkie aadhils's Avatar
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    Redesigned Gmaps

    Hey have you seen the newly redesigned Gmaps? You can now check a box to avoid highways, and drag your route to readjust it manually.

    Now planning new routes to work just became easier

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    Ooo, gonna check it out now.

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    wow, when did it change, does anybody know?

    Google is so useful sometimes!
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    An "avoid hills" option would be a lot more useful in San Francisco than an "avoid highways" option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    An "avoid hills" option would be a lot more useful in San Francisco than an "avoid highways" option.
    Totally Agree!!

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    I heart gmaps.

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    This is what happens when you start thinking like Apple instead of Microsoft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils
    This is what happens when you start thinking like Apple instead of Microsoft...
    Love google, but imho windows live is much better than google, especially in the mobile capacity.
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    I noticed this yesterday...still prefer Gmap Pedometer though, for the ability to plan routes that don't always stay on roads. www.gmap-pedometer.com

    For a quick 'n' dirty estimate of the distance from A to B, though, the new 'avoid highways' feature is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    wow, when did it change, does anybody know?

    Google is so useful sometimes!
    I noticed the highway thing about 2 weeks ago, the dragging thing not sure
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    I use gmap pedometer too. It's so much more flexible because the user gets to create their own route on the fly just by pointing and clicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils
    Hey have you seen the newly redesigned Gmaps? You can now check a box to avoid highways, and drag your route to readjust it manually.

    Now planning new routes to work just became easier
    If I did that, I would not have any route to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclon
    I use gmap pedometer too. It's so much more flexible because the user gets to create their own route on the fly just by pointing and clicking.
    We call that "My Maps" now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    An "avoid hills" option would be a lot more useful in San Francisco than an "avoid highways" option.
    You'll never get anywhere.

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