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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by DmdFreak, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. DmdFreak

    DmdFreak Lurker
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    I work in a warehouse and it made me wonder if there was a way to make a layer or personal map that I could add to google maps that would tell me where I was in the warehouse. This would require a much more zoomed in level of mapping, but I figured it was only limited by the map view. Does anyone have an idea if and how this might be possible?

    Thanks!
     



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  2. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    You could log in to Google mymaps on a pc/mac with the email you used to use the phone.

    Zoom in on your ware house as close as you can. Click creat new map. Name it Warehouse or somthing you remember. Use the Icons at the top of the page to "draw" section or areas in your warehouse over the warehouse.

    When done click save and go to your phone. Turn on GPS and turn off use wireless location. Check your google maps on your phone. If you have the new Maps, click on layers, more layers, my maps. Click on warehouse or what ever name you used.

    If you dont have the new Maps from google, download mymaps editor from the market. You can even use that in real time at the warehouse. It does the same as the web based google mymaps.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. DmdFreak

    DmdFreak Lurker
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    That's exactly what I wanted to do. Just tried it and it worked. Thanks for the help.

    I did notice something. Once you create the map, it only lets you zoom really close if you have satellite turned on. So you have to see the little default "To close" icons under your layer. If you turn of the satellite view, it zooms back out. At least in my area. Still works though :)
     
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    Glad that helped.
     
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