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Old 06-28-07, 03:18 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-28-07, 03:46 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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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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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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An "avoid hills" option would be a lot more useful in San Francisco than an "avoid highways" option.
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