Navigation Favorites?Support


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  1. Nidisa

    Nidisa Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I used VZ Navigator before getting my FREE Google navigation with the Droid! However....one thing that did rock with VZ Nav was that you could set up Favorite locations, and then select them as needed. Can this be done somehow with this navigation program??
     

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  2. stainless

    stainless Well-Known Member

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    You can set favorites or locations in EVERY nav software I have used.
    EXCEPT google.
    I can not even use it to get to work.
    My work address shows up 5 miles from where I am.
    But then NO nav software has ever got my work address right.
    But I could set a favorite !!!!
     
  3. AaronT

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    each contact in your list that has an address is like a favorite. all you have to do is click on the contact picture, then click on the map icon, then click on navigate, done.....
     
  4. stainless

    stainless Well-Known Member

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    Ok then how do I navigate to my office ???
    Google puts the physical address 5 miles from where it actually is.
    If I could set favorites like EVERY OTHER NAV PACKAGE on the planet it would be no problem.
    And work is just one example. There are lots of places that the address is wrong.
     
  5. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

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    Same issue here. The Google map does not know where my office is, so I used my Garmin to set a point. Sucks that I cannot do this with Google.

    Also! We need to get bluetooth hooked up to Navigation so we don't have to fiddle while driving down the highway. Argh.
     
  6. CWasko36

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    I just set up a shortcut (through the home screen) for directions to my office and place that in my Speed Dial Folder. I also have directions for home and a couple other places that I want to quickly navigate to. I'm sure you could use GPS coordinates in place of an address. It is a great solution for me and and it only takes two clicks from the home screen to get the navigation.
     
  7. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

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    But..how would that work for a place that Google is not aware of, or thinks is somewhere other than where it really is?
     
  8. CWasko36

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    Does the street not exist in Google? Generally, if Google points an address to a different place I would first drive to the location where I want the Favorite located (instead of driving there you can just find the location the Maps App). Then open up google maps and hold down the screen where the GPS circle is and it will load the address of your location (the address that Google Maps thinks it is). Use that address as your destination when you create the shortcut as I described above.
     
  9. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

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    Right - in my case the street does not exist in Google. It's only been here 6 years. :(
     
  10. CWasko36

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    Try this for now.
     
  11. AaronT

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    OK, here are 2 things you can try:

    1. open google maps on the droid and zoom in to find your office, then long press on it, it should give you the address that the google maps thinks it is, use that address.

    2. geoCode your office (get a lat long for it). you can get that from geocoder.us: a free US address geocoder or Google Maps + Geocode APIs - Lat/Lng Lookup or from any other method you can thing about. then add an address to the contact/business and put in just the lat, long (example: the google campus would be: 37.423109, -122.085598) then you should be able to navigate to that address.

    the database google uses for addresses is the same database all other companies use, if putting an address in google maps takes you to the wrong location, my guess is that all others would do the same.
     
  12. tfs1975

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    This actuallly works pretty well. Hope it helps.

    If you Long touch on your home page. Select SHORTCUT, Select DIRECTIONS, Enter the desired address, Check TURN BY TURN NAV, Name it and save it. It will show up on your home page with the name you gave it. Anytime you press it, it will automatically give you turn by turn directions to the address you entered. Then when you have many location favorites, you can put them all in a newly created folder called Nav Favorites. Do this with a long press on the homescreen and create a NEW FOLDER. When the new folder is open long touch on the top of the screen where it says folder and it will give you an option to RENAME. Drag all of your locations into the new folder.
     
  13. stevenfstein

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    Hope someone can help. I posted this in another thread but this one seems more active. I created a map in Google maps. Opened Maps on the the Droid, clicked on Layers and it loaded my map. If I click on the direction list it shows all the points I selected. Started navigation and it brought up a completely different route. How do I tell Droid to use the route I want, not the one it thinks I should take.

    Regards.... Steve
     
  14. RyanInLA

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    SHORTCUTS and DIRECTIONS on the main screen and create a one-touch button for any favorite, as many favorites as you want. This is an easier 'favoriting' method than any other GPS I've seen including VZ Navigator. I hope you all figure this one out!
     
  15. BigRedGonzo

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    You can go to Google Maps via a PC, find the location that you want and "Star" it. Make sure you go to maps under your account that is connected to your Droid. There will then be an entry under Star-ed items on GNav for that item.

    As an aside, don't you feel that its sad that we use GNav to get to work? I've been working in the same place for 8 years. Taking out for vacations and weekends I go to work on average about 210 days per year and, of course, I return home the same number of times. This equates to approximately 3300 trips to and from the same location. I still on occasion have my Droid direct me to work. One would think that by now I would know how to get here and wouldn't need navigational assistance to make the trip. Please don't be offended by this tirade, I actually work in a different city than where I live and quite frequently have an odd errand that takes me somewhere that I have not been before and GNav makes this painless and I also use it to get back after the errand. But...admit it, you have gotten in your car at home and told your Droid to show you how to get to work (more than once.)

    Have a great day,
    BigRedGonzo
     
  16. nycdave

    nycdave Well-Known Member

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    okay so i am reading this thread and while everyone has great ideas as to how to circumvent this issue, no one know of either an app or a fix to for the original problem. this is the most frustrating thing for me. with all of these amazing new gadgets and widgets and apps and bullshit there seems to be so little consistency when it comes to the basic stuff that we all seem to use. the idea that from within the navi app, we cannot save a favorite location is ludicrous to me. i might have 40 favorites and for me to have to fill up homescreens with them is ridiculous. navi favorites belong with navi and thats all there is to it!!!!!! does anyone know of a plug in or something that we can employ with navigation to deal with this?????
     

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