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Old 08-03-20, 06:19 AM
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Google map rant...

Now please understand, I actually love google maps... I use it for route planning, for finding places I want to go such as stores, towns, attractions and the like, and I love just exploring places "virtually" via google maps. I find it navigates better, has more current data and directs turn by turn far better than the built in GPS in my wife's car or my Garmin GPS. So having said that... I still fully agree with this noted issued issue:

But other than that, Google Maps provides users with the fastest route to their destinations, and this is something that’s been configured to work exactly like this by design.

This is actually a big annoyance, some users now claim, as their own routes are ignored and Google Maps just keeps providing them with the fastest route, even if they want to use other roads.

Google Maps adopters, including several motorcycle owners, turned to Google’s forums to explain why the fastest route setting isn’t always the best way to go.

This is one of the most frustrating ‘features’ I’ve ever come across. I am presented options of routes before I start driving, I select one and then within a few minutes it’s trying to turn me around because it’s not as fast as one of the options that I purposefully did not select. To make matters worse it says ‘if you want to stay on your current route tap no’. Where I am from It is illegal to touch your phone while driving and where it is legal it is highly dangerous,” someone says.
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Often, when I preplan a route, and chose specific roads, I have a strong reason for doing so... my desire may have nothing to do with getting there fastest, but my route choice may be due to better traffic control, or that I am pulling an RV trailer and prefer to stay off some more well used roads, or I am sight seeing, or taking my bike.

One thing I have found to make this more workable is to choose a stop on the desired route and force google to take me on the path I choose. This sort of works, but it still means having to stop and touch the screen to acknowledge that I arrived at that intermediate destination and then wish to go on. Certainly this is safer than having to tap no, mid route to tell google maps that I don't want a change. But there are times when I believe I have chosen the best route, and google still prompts for their suggested route. So, yes, this is a rant to support a feature that would tell googlemaps, "don't suggest changes to my selected route."

What do you folks think?

BTW when cycling, there are times when I prefer a non bicycle designated route, and with the bicycle setting set, google maps wants me to take that bike path.
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I've used a few GPS devices but not all of them by any stretch.
My favourite was a Uniden. The Uniden GPS had features that blew all the big boys out of the water such as multi-stop route planning but it also had problems too and sometimes it annoyed me a lot.
The Uniden gave me at least 3 options for routes. Short, fast or easy. If I didn't follow a turn that it suggested it would sometimes tell me to turn around yet after a moment of ignoring its instructions it would simply recalculate the route without me touching anything.

Meh. Technology.
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First let me be clear I am not a Luddite.

I find using mapping programs reduces one's ability to navigate by memory and instinct. They harm one's natural ability to find the way by experience, intuition and observation.

I do use Google maps to give me a general idea of where my target is. I find even this can be wildly erroneous at times. The database is far from perfect. I live in a very small gated community and Google has been sending delivery drivers to the back exit-only gate for 15 years (for 3 years we weren't even on the map). I am constantly amazed these drivers will sit there for some time trying to figure out what to do instead of circling around where they would find the "real" gate that their code would work on. We have emailed Google over and over trying to correct this to no avail.

I have copies of DeLorme gazetteers for the states I routinely visit and use them to mentally plot routes and get a feel for how the land and roads interact. I am not claiming perfection here, I have and will again pull the phone out to figure out where in hell's half acre I am. I rarely use it but I do have a Garmin device for my vehicle and find it useful in certain urban situations I am not familiar with.
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Schwans truck would show up periodically because their gps would send them to the wrong place. One time I said since you are here what do you have in that truck. Bought a couple a steaks and pot pies.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
First let me be clear I am not a Luddite.

I find using mapping programs reduces one's ability to navigate by memory and instinct. They harm one's natural ability to find the way by experience, intuition and observation.

I do use Google maps to give me a general idea of where my target is. I find even this can be wildly erroneous at times. The database is far from perfect. I live in a very small gated community and Google has been sending delivery drivers to the back exit-only gate for 15 years (for 3 years we weren't even on the map). I am constantly amazed these drivers will sit there for some time trying to figure out what to do instead of circling around where they would find the "real" gate that their code would work on. We have emailed Google over and over trying to correct this to no avail.

I have copies of DeLorme gazetteers for the states I routinely visit and use them to mentally plot routes and get a feel for how the land and roads interact. I am not claiming perfection here, I have and will again pull the phone out to figure out where in hell's half acre I am. I rarely use it but I do have a Garmin device for my vehicle and find it useful in certain urban situations I am not familiar with.
I only somewhat agree with your post. I do agree that the google map database is not perfect. I used to use paper maps that had similar issues... only were often years out of date. I do fully agree that drivers need to depend on their own eyes and minds at all times... and as such, I tend to hear the instructions from google, but verify with my eyes before making that turn, or that exit. (trust, but verify).

Now having said that... I have found google quite helpful when in a totally unfamiliar area. And vastly easier to use than a paper map, which I might be tempted to glance at while driving. I have also found that within a few days, I can turn off google maps, and find my way around in unfamiliar areas, as I am now "tuned" into the location myself... I know the main streets, and a good handful of landmarks. I am quite willing to explore at that point.

My wife and I also have this habit of going to unfamiliar areas and me just telling her... drive, go where you want... (she loves looking at homes) and I tell her, we will find our way back out. Google or no google.

That delivery drivers continue to go to the wrong place is another issue... no corporate memory. In the case of certain companies, they are required to follow company routes and maps, so that might be an explanation.
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I like Google maps, especially on calculating travel times, and checking traffic conditions. I don't miss navigating in using a map, and after the sun goes down, that's when I lose all sense of direction in a brightly light city. When on a trip, our trusty old Gamins come with us,(updated every year), and no more having to carry numerous city and highway maps, or having to commandeer a local motel's phone book to aid us in looking up addresses in the locale we are staying at.

When traveling by bicycle, and one wishes to vehicular cycle at times, for now, it looks like one has to toggle between car and bicycle modes on Google maps ,and then decide by the old fashion map way.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Schwans truck would show up periodically because their gps would send them to the wrong place. One time I said since you are here what do you have in that truck. Bought a couple a steaks and pot pies.
You don't have to have an account to buy from them? Cool, I had no idea. I used to buy from the SNAP ON truck like that when I saw them at a gas station or shop somewhere. They carried some tools that were otherwise (back in the day) difficult to get.
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google maps are best for advisory purposes ... WAZE is better in most cases
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Originally Posted by roundypndr View Post
I like Google maps, especially on calculating travel times, and checking traffic conditions. I don't miss navigating in using a map, and after the sun goes down, that's when I lose all sense of direction in a brightly light city. When on a trip, our trusty old Gamins come with us,(updated every year), and no more having to carry numerous city and highway maps, or having to commandeer a local motel's phone book to aid us in looking up addresses in the locale we are staying at.

When traveling by bicycle, and one wishes to vehicular cycle at times, for now, it looks like one has to toggle between car and bicycle modes on Google maps ,and then decide by the old fashion map way.
Yeah, that toggling thing is exactly what could be eliminated if we could tell google to "stick to the route I planned."
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Yeah, that toggling thing is exactly what could be eliminated if we could tell google to "stick to the route I planned."
"Google Father Knows Best.
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You don't have to have an account to buy from them? Cool, I had no idea. I used to buy from the SNAP ON truck like that when I saw them at a gas station or shop somewhere. They carried some tools that were otherwise (back in the day) difficult to get.
Iím not sure if they were using google maps. Many people that use navigation end up down private roads because the system will show it as a public county road. No one gets upset because we all know navigation systems are sometimes inaccurate in the boonies.
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Iím not sure if they were using google maps. Many people that use navigation end up down private roads because the system will show it as a public county road. No one gets upset because we all know navigation systems are sometimes inaccurate in the boonies.
Unlessen they's Noo Yorek hippees, then wees gonna shoot they ass...
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Unlessen they's Noo Yorek hippees, then wees gonna shoot they ass...
When a local runs into a hippie they get terrified it is a funny sight. My KISS t shirts scares some of them to death now if I have on an Iron Maiden t shirt they scramble to find the fastest way out without gps navigation. A young lady with blue hair dye and a Black Sabbath shirt on was scaring some of the locals then they looked behind them and saw my Iron Maiden shirt and they were trapped in a Satan sandwich once I got to the counter the cashier was LOL saying that made a bad day become OK. They probably donít use the navigation systems in their cars anyways.
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Yeah, I've also found it annoying trying to deviate from their recommended route. Also, quite often if you're going to an address that is not just 30 feet from the road across a sidewalk, like down a winding driveway, across a large parking lot etc, Google doesn't seem to really know where it is and sends the car to a place that's very remote from where you actually need to get to.

I'm still most likely to look up a google map route at home, sketch a map on scratch paper, and bring that along. And like above, if I don't like the route(s) gmaps offers me, at least in a browser there are more features and I can just 'drag' the route to where I want it and it creates a waypoint without having to add an actually dummy address as an intermediate location.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Schwans truck would show up periodically because their gps would send them to the wrong place. One time I said since you are here what do you have in that truck. Bought a couple a steaks and pot pies.
Did those pot pies get you really highs?
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Did those pot pies get you really highs?
No, but at 900 calories a pie it did wonders for my waistline. A few years ago I said woman get in the kitchen and bake me a chicken pot pie. Yup, that wasnít the thing to do .. Donít ever do that. I should have never watched Alabama Man on that 1999 episode of South Park. Pot Pies are just an evil food, buy and eat something else. A can of sardines will be a better option.
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Google maps has been amazing for me one time. Was in LA and going from LAX to Long Beach around rush hour. It prompted a shorter route and I accepted. It took me off the freeway onto some surface streets and at one point, I found myself headed towards an intersection of a major cross street where I saw tons of cars traveling both directions.. As I got closer, I saw there was no traffic light...just a stop sign for me...and it wanted me to go straight through. I was thinking "crap...I'll never get through...". When I got to the stop sign, I checked both directions and there were NO cars either direction! I went straight through, said a prayer of thanks to the great Google gods and proceeded on. It was a bit of a Bruce Almighty moment.
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Google maps were great finding the remote small towns along the Katy Trail in Missouri and also in rural Pennsylvania along the GAP. I was thinking where is this crazy computerized woman voice taking us but it never failed to take us to the right place. It will take you through obscure side roads as you all have stated to avoid traffic and get you to the destination faster. On the highway it will warn you of upcoming construction zones and suggest alternate routes. But I still carry that big fat road atlas because I still need those old fashion maps. Some young people are amusing relying only on electronic navigation and end up 100 miles off course. Take along that old fashion map!
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Google Maps for routing has always been crap. The only thing it's good at is adjusting quickly when I ignore its stupid route and go my own way. When I'm using voice prompts it can sometimes be semi-useful.

The one thing I do find Google useful for is Street View, so I can preview a route before committing to a bike ride on those streets. That's assuming it's up to date and not affected by construction.

My first experience watching someone using Google Maps was in 2014 when a cousin drove me around between two government offices and my bank and home to gather whatever paperwork we needed so I could transfer ownership of my pickup truck to her. We'd lived in the area for years and knew the route, but instead of following her memory she set that stupid phone and Google Maps, which kept leading her astray. Over and over and over for a full 8 hour day of driving between various agencies and offices. It would have been infuriating, but I was in her car, she was burning her gas, so I just kept my mouth shut. But it's like she'd become a zombie, incapable of thinking or making decisions.

I've tried using Google Maps for bike routes and it ranges from useless to outright dangerous. Most of the time it suggests the worst possible routes.

I just got a new phone with more memory for apps, so I might try Komoot again. Seems like it has a decent reputation for bike routing.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
But I still carry that big fat road atlas because I still need those old fashion maps. Some young people are amusing relying only on electronic navigation and end up 100 miles off course. Take along that old fashion map!
The idea that people did not get lost before GPS is peculiar. Like the idea that everybody knew how to read maps.
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As I got closer, I saw there was no traffic light...just a stop sign for me...and it wanted me to go straight through. I was thinking "crap...I'll never get through...". When I got to the stop sign, I checked both directions and there were NO cars either direction! I went straight through, said a prayer of thanks to the great Google gods and proceeded on. It was a bit of a Bruce Almighty moment.
Not understanding this. How hard is it to get thru an intersection with stop signs ?. Act like a car, stop when you need to, take your turn and proceed.

And as per the OP, Google generally is not my choice, actually I never use Google for anything related to cycling, except on occasion view a park or something with Bicycling toggled on as it can show bike paths. I use RideWithGPS as my course creator and download to a Garmin.
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Not understanding this. How hard is it to get thru an intersection with stop signs ?. Act like a car, stop when you need to, take your turn and proceed.
Probably as hard as reading the whole paragraph.

This is the part that explains the part you clipped. I'm assuming it was meant to be an amusing anecdote (not a deep analysis of Google Maps).

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Google maps has been amazing for me one time. Was in LA and going from LAX to Long Beach around rush hour. It prompted a shorter route and I accepted. It took me off the freeway onto some surface streets and at one point, I found myself headed towards an intersection of a major cross street where I saw tons of cars traveling both directions.. As I got closer, I saw there was no traffic light...just a stop sign for me...and it wanted me to go straight through. I was thinking "crap...I'll never get through...". When I got to the stop sign, I checked both directions and there were NO cars either direction! I went straight through, said a prayer of thanks to the great Google gods and proceeded on. It was a bit of a Bruce Almighty moment.
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Yeah, I've also found it annoying trying to deviate from their recommended route. Also, quite often if you're going to an address that is not just 30 feet from the road across a sidewalk, like down a winding driveway, across a large parking lot etc, Google doesn't seem to really know where it is and sends the car to a place that's very remote from where you actually need to get to.

I'm still most likely to look up a google map route at home, sketch a map on scratch paper, and bring that along. And like above, if I don't like the route(s) gmaps offers me, at least in a browser there are more features and I can just 'drag' the route to where I want it and it creates a waypoint without having to add an actually dummy address as an intermediate location.
I have dragged routes, but never had it create a waypoint... just dragging routes allows it to modify that selected route when it thinks it knows better. I have created waypoints on purpose... but it seems that you have to acknowledge reaching that waypoint to continue on the journey.
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I'm just talking in browser, when I drag the line it creates a dot on the line. It doesn't add an intermediate destination. I wouldn't know about how it goes on the phone. I've seen other people use GPS for nav on their phones but never done it msyelf
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Google maps have helped me find some bike routes I would have missed in person, those aerial views are great there.
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