Save GPS Locations?Support


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  1. OlympusNYC

    OlympusNYC Member This Topic's Starter

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    How do you save GPS destinations for future re-use? I figure out how to do short-cuts for destinations but it would be overwhelming to do one for each destination. Thx.
     

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  2. PaulRivers

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    I am very curious as well...
     
  3. Berner

    Berner Well-Known Member

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    Star them.
     
  4. PaulRivers

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    Squintz82 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to associate locations with contacts, then navigate to a "contact" in Google Maps?

    For instance, if I have an address for a contact, is there a way to select that contact in Google Maps?
     
  7. Berner

    Berner Well-Known Member

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    Hit search. Type contact name. Select contact.

    or

    Voice Search "Navigate to <contact>"
     
  8. rjday83

    rjday83 New Member

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    I've tried the Voice Search "Navigate to <contact>" and it hasn't worked for me. Maybe it just isn't understanding me or something.
     
  9. Berner

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    On inspection, navigate to contact isn't supported. It might work if your contact is a business or person that Google finds in its listings, but it isn't pulling from your contact list in that case.

    FYI, the supported voice commands are:

    Say &#8220;Call,&#8221; followed by a name from your contacts, followed by the kind of
    phone number (&#8220;mobile,&#8221; &#8220;work,&#8221; and so on)&#8212;for example, &#8220;Call Mike home.&#8221; If there is a single match, the number is dialed automatically.

    Say &#8220;Directions to,&#8221; followed by an address, name, business name, type of business, or other destination, to get directions to that location from Google Maps.

    Say &#8220;Navigate to,&#8221; followed by an address, name, business name, type of business, or other destination to get spoken, turn-by-turn directions to that destination.

    Say &#8220;Map of,&#8221; followed by an address, name, business name, type of business, or other location, to view that location on Google Maps.
     
  10. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member

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    If you've gotten directions to a place, clicked show on map, then click the bubble on the map, it will take you back to the directions page instead of the info page. Go back to the map, press menu, then Search instead of directions. Now when you click on the bubble you'll get the page with info and the star (it's greyed out, hard to see, in the upper right).

    I just took a couple of places out of my contacts and added them to the star list. You can apparently also star things on google maps on your computer and they'll automatically show up in your star list on the phone. I haven't tried this tho.
     
  11. Berner

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    Yes your starred locations sync automatically. On the computer, you can also edit the marker, change the listing name etc. A starred location is just like a bookmark ... except for Maps.
     
  12. ejkeebler

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    still two problems with this

    a) cannot say "Navigate to " and the name of the bookmark
    b) you have to go to google.com/bookmarks to rename the bookmarks

    However it is nice now to be able to just go to starred locations and see it by some understandable name, I would think there has to be a feature request in to allow voice search to search these "google bookmarks" and to be able to rename them from the phone, that would make it perfect, although it is free, so I don't mind the current workarounds!
     
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    Squintz82 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip!

    I actually added google.com/bookmarks as a bookmark in my browser, so I can organize them from my phone. However this doesn't do much in relation to Google Maps. The starred items still show up as "addresses" in Maps instead of the names I gave them in google.com/bookmarks.
     
  14. ejkeebler

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    that's weird because mine show up as the new names on my phone after i rename them!
     
  15. Squintz82

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    On my phone, they almost act interdependently. Actually, I'm even having trouble un-starring items as they just keep showing up again. What do you do to get them to show up on your phone as names?
     
  16. ejkeebler

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    Here's what I do, I use maps on my phone:

    1. scroll to some particular location
    2. long press and it brings up a little bubble with the "street address"
    3. click the star in the right hand corner of the phone
    4. open up google bookmarks on my pc (or refresh if it's already open) and I see the new location show up there
    5. to the right of the street address I see an edit button and click it
    6. change the name and hit save
    7. go back into maps on my phone and click the star and it has the new name

    now when I go into navigation I click the bookmark icon to the right of the end point and I am able to see them named there as well

    PS. I just tried editing them from my phone on google.com/bookmarks and i for the love of god cannot press the edit button....
     
  17. Squintz82

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    Intersting...

    Looks like I fixed it. If you create a bookmarks group in Google Bookmarks, they don't sync correctly. I deleted everything from Google Bookmarks, and re-synced, and now I was able to get them to show up once I created them again.
     
  18. Incredulous

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    I downloaded Google Maps Rolodex for this purpose. I haven't used it much yet, but it seems like it will be pretty easy to figure out.
     
  19. Mr.Slave

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    Use the Google Maps Editor app from Google. I think its called My Tracks.
     

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