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Exchanging routes between Google Maps and Kurviger [WIP]

Work in progress: Version 01a All the following steps realized on an Android 6 smartphone - pls try out and send any comments. (Users of GMaps' English version: Pls give hints if translations from German to English menue texts of GMaps are wrong.)

A Importing GMaps (Google Maps) routes by Kurviger (IMPORTANT: internet connection necessary)

1. Create a route by GMaps. 2. Click “share route” in the “3 dots menue” in the upper right corner of GMaps. 3. Click (= send the URL to) “clipboard” (or send it to yourself or others by e-mail, SMS (text) or WhatsApp etc.). 4. Open (at example) mapstogpx.com in your smartphone browser. 5. Insert here the “Clipboard” (or the URL stored before) and click “Let's go” - a GPX file will be created and downloaded to the smartphone, and Android should offer instantly after finishing download to open the downloaded file (message appears for some seconds at the bottom of the screen), so just click the “open” button. 6. The GPX route will be opened in Kurviger.

B Exporting Kurviger routes to GMaps (Google Maps)

To show a Kurviger route via GPX in GMaps for several purposes (like quickly getting to the starting point of a Kurviger route) follow the steps below.

IMPORTANT: Beginning steps (1-13) work only in the browser version of GMaps (it seems to be no way to “Create Map” in “Your Places” by the GMaps Android app).

1. Export a Kurviger route as GPX. 2. Open Maps in a browser. 3. Open Menue (3 bars in the upper left corner). 4. Open “Your Places”. 5. Open “Maps”. 6. Open “Create Map”. 7. Open “Import”. 8. Import (by drag&drop or by filename) the GPX file. 9. Kurviger Route will be shown in GMaps.

Now you may: 10. Click on the starting point of the shown Kurviger route. 11. Click on the “Directions to here” symbol - the navigation menue opens with this starting point as destination. 12. Enter your real starting point, at example your home address. 13. Now GMaps shows you a fast route to the starting point of your Kurviger route.

And you may still continue: 14. Your new “New Places Map” should now be shown in Android GMaps too, if both are linked by your account. You can long tap on the starting point of your Kurvinger route and GMaps will offer you one (or more) fast and direct navigation(s) to the starting point of your Kurvinger route (as in 13) (which indeed should be the same as shown in the browser version before, but perhaps completed with alternate routes like GMaps often does if possible).

route_transfer/exchange_routes_with_google_maps.1527517714.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/05/28 16:28 by uli_lh