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-====== Exchanging routes between Google Maps and Kurviger [WIP]======+======Exchanging routes between Google Maps and Kurviger and vice versa======
  
 +(VERSION 2018-10-22a - please test and send comments where appropriate!)
  
----- +-----------------
-**//Work in progress: Version 01a May 2018 -//**+
  
-//All the following steps has been realized on an Android 6 smartphone - pls try out and send any comments.//+===== Exchange from Google Maps (GMaps) to Kurviger =====
  
-//(Users of GMaps' English version: Pls give hints if translations from German to English menue texts of GMaps are wrong.)//+All the following steps were tested on an Android 6 smartphone (internet connection necessary):
  
-----+Preparation: Open https://mapstogpx.com (or any other application / website, which can transform a GMaps URL into a GPX file)
  
-**A   Importing GMaps (Google Mapsroutes to Kurviger**+1. Create a route by GMaps (in Browser or Android App).
  
-(__IMPORTANTInternet connection is necessary.__)+__GMaps Browser Version:__
  
-  - Create a route by GMaps. +2Open "bar menu" in the upper left corner. 
-  - Click "share route" in the "dots menue" in the upper right corner of GMaps. +
-  - Click (= send the URL to) "clipboard" (or send it to yourself or others by e-mail, SMS (text) or WhatsApp etc.). +
-  - Open (at example) [[MapsToGPX.com]] in your smartphone browser (a third party software to convert GMaps routes to GPX files). +
-  - In MapsToGPX insert 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 the download, to open the downloaded file (message appears for some seconds at the bottom of the screen), so just click the "open" button. +
-  - The GPX route will be opened in Kurviger.+
  
 +3. Click on "Share or embed map" and then on "Copy link".
  
-**B   Exporting Kurviger routes to GMaps (Google Maps)**+4. Open https://mapstogpx.com (see abovein your PC browser.
  
-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.+__GMaps Android App Version:__
  
-__(IMPORTANTBeginning 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.__)+**[DOES NOT WORK AT PRESENTSEE BELOW]**
  
-  - Export a Kurviger route as GPX. +2. Click "Share directions" in the "3 dots menue" in the upper right corner of GMaps. 
-  Open GMaps in browser. + 
-  Open Menue (3 bars in the upper left corner). +3. Click (= send send the URL to) "Clipboard" (or send it to yourself or others by E-Mail or SMS or, as in my case, to a second WhatsApp acount, which is the fastest way in most situations). 
-  Open "Your Places"+ 
-  Open "Maps"+4. Open https://mapstogpx.com (see above) in your Smartphone browser. 
-  Open "Create Map"+ 
-  Open "Import"+__GMaps Browser AND Android App Version:__ 
-  Import (by drag&drop or by filename) the GPX file+ 
-  Kurviger Route will be shown in GMaps. - //Now you may:// +5. Insert here the "Clipboard" (or the URL stored before) and click "Let's go".  
-  Click on the starting point of the shown Kurviger route. + 
-  Click on the "Directions to here" symbol - the navigation menue opens with this starting point as destination. +**[THIS WORKS IF URL COMES FROM GMAPS BROWSER VERSION, BUT FAILS AT PRESENT IF URL COMES FROM GMAPS APP VERSION]:** 
-  Enter your real starting point, at example your home address. + 
-  Now GMaps shows you a fast route to the starting point of your Kurviger route. - //And you may still continue:// +__GMaps Browser Version:__ 
-  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).+6. The gpx will be created and downloaded to the PC. 
 + 
 +7. Open this GPX file in Kurviger Browser version as usual via "Import" as a new route. 
 + 
 +__GMaps Android App Version:__ 
 + 
 +6. The gpx will be created and downloaded automatically to the smartphone, and at least my Android offers instantly after download to open the downloaded file (some seconds at the bottom of the screen), so just click on the "Open" button. 
 + 
 +7. The gpx will be opened as new route in Kurviger App. 
 + 
 +=====Exchange from Kurviger to Google Maps (GMaps)===== 
 + 
 +The procedure vice versa (Kurviger > Maps) means showing a Kurviger route via GPX in GMaps for several purposes like quickly getting to the starting point of a Kurviger route: 
 + 
 +IMPORTANT: Beginning steps (1-13) work only in the browser version of Maps 
 +__[there is no way to "Create Map" in "Your Places" by the Map app - or??]__ 
 + 
 +1. Export a Kurviger route as GPX, check "Track", "Waypoints" and "many"
 + 
 +2. Open GMaps in browser. 
 + 
 +3. Open GMaps Menu (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. 
 + 
 +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 menu opens with this starting point as destination. 
 + 
 +12. Enter your real starting point, for example your home address. 
 + 
 +13. Now GMaps shows you a fast route to the starting point of your Kurviger route. 
 + 
 +Now you may continue: 
 + 
 +14. Your new "New Places Map" is shown in Android GMaps too. 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)
 + 
 +=====Supplement: Storing GMaps routes for later use===== 
 + 
 +In GMaps app I store ready routes simply by the following steps: 
 + 
 +15. In Navigation mode open the menu (3 dots in the upper right corner).  
 + 
 +16. Click on "Add route to Home screen"
 + 
 +17. GMaps will confirm by a short screen message. 
 + 
 +18. Now a link symbol button to this specific route appears on the desktop, where it is to find again quickly every time it is needed during travelling and a simple click on the symbol opens this route in GMaps directly and starts navigation mode - what can be done easily even while riding/driving. 
 + 
 +19. When finished the trip I store all routes for later use by a simple drag&drop moving of the link button to a special subdirectory "Routes", in which I can start navigation for every route again by simply clicking the symbol as above.
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