Monday, December 18, 2006

Google Maps: Get from point A to B.. then C & D!

A new feature from Google Maps will help you plan your next roadtrip:

The core Google Maps service has improved its directions feature by allowing you to enter more than 2 locations to plot directions between. Now when you plot directions between 2 points a link appears at the bottom of the instructions to the left labeled "Add Destination".

Click this link to enter more places to add to your route plotting. It doesn't appear to have a limit for the number of locations you can add and it will also auto-complete places from your 'Saved Locations' area if you have this feature enabled. This looks to be active for most Google Maps countries: USA, Canada, UK & Ireland, Japan, Germany, Spain, France and Italy. Perhaps the next feature addition will help NASA plot directions from Earth, the Moon.. then Mars! :)

3 comments:

Rg said...

Note also that once you have multiple destinations in the directions panel, you can drag and drop them to change the order of the routing. Nifty.

Anonymous said...

Great improvement. Now if you could only point to a location on the map, right-click it and "Add Stop"...

Adam Schneider said...

I also noticed today that you can enter a latitude/longitude pair as a location for driving directions. I don't know if this is new or not, but it's potentially VERY useful.