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Mar 28th 2016, 11:23 PM   #1
 Arcane's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton WA

  ER-6n
Trip planning frustrations.

I'm trying to plan a week-long trip for September, using Google Maps. Some of the roads I want to travel are closed in Winter, so Google won't calculate travel times or allow a route to be drawn on them.

What trip planning websites or software do you use that won't cause such a headache?
Mar 29th 2016, 12:58 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
Rever.com
I've used it for several maps..it really easy once you've use it...it's free...I haven't loaded any maps into a gps device yet..put it's supposed to easy peasy...there's an upgrade paid for version..but I can't really see buying that...the topographics are great on it's maps too...it's nowhere near as glitchy as Google maps...
Mar 29th 2016, 03:49 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

rever (free)
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basecamp-this one not so good.

I use Garmin Map source but it comes with a dedicated Garmin MC GPS and not all come with that mapping program anymore.

Edited by GPD323 on Mar 29th 2016 at 04:02 AM
Mar 29th 2016, 04:10 AM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Oregon

  2005 Speed Triple
I have found switching to bicycle mode when in google maps tends to work better. But use with caution because it has tried to send me down bicycle only trails.


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Mar 29th 2016, 09:01 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
I had this happen the other day too, I just picked much closer 'add destination' points along the road and it took them.
Mar 29th 2016, 09:19 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Eugene, OR

  2009 Daytona 675 (Trinity), 2001 Triumph Sprint RS (Grace)
http://ridewithgps.com
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Mar 29th 2016, 11:05 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Redmond, WA

  2015 Versys 650
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rever.co
i've used it for several maps..it really easy once you've use it...it's free...
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Mar 29th 2016, 11:11 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Bot Hell, WA

  Honda RC51, BMW S1000RR, BMW R1200RT, Suzuki DR650SE
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Originally Posted by casey790
I have found switching to bicycle mode when in google maps tends to work better. But use with caution because it has tried to send me down bicycle only trails.
Well,... who'da thunk it would do that.
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Mar 29th 2016, 11:40 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Bot Hell, WA

  Honda RC51, BMW S1000RR, BMW R1200RT, Suzuki DR650SE
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Originally Posted by GPD323
rever (free)
tyre to travel (free)
basecamp-this one not so good.

I use Garmin Map source but it comes with a dedicated Garmin MC GPS and not all come with that mapping program anymore.
Garmin's BaseCamp is pretty good route planning software, and it's free. It's just more complicated to learn and to use well than Map Source - which is a dead product as far as future development goes, and is limited only to older PC & Mac operating systems and Garmin devices that already came with it.

BaseCamp can import and export routes, tracks, waypoints, POI's and other stuff to other devices, and shows estimated times based on multiple or custom travelling modes and avoidances you choose plus posted speed limits on roads and hiways or speeds you predict you will be travelling at. Routes can be linked back to Google Earth and other display software as well.

I'm assuming the OP is trying to do this with a smart phone rather than a particular GPS device? Current maps as well as route planning software make a lot of difference. YMMV.
Mar 29th 2016, 06:16 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton WA

  ER-6n
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Originally Posted by Rainman
I'm assuming the OP is trying to do this with a smart phone rather than a particular GPS device?
Correct. My phone is my GPS, and I've never actually gotten lost or anything. Just trying to do my pre-planning.

I've also been directed to a bicycle path by a bike site, so not going to do that.

I have tried making smaller and smaller incremental distances, and Google maps just won't let me mark a path on the roads I'm attempting to map.

Going to look at the other suggestions. Thanks everyone!
Mar 29th 2016, 06:19 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton WA

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Rever.com
...takes you to a page where you can buy the URL.

Found it! Rever.co
Mar 30th 2016, 09:01 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  here

  there
https://www.change.org/p/tell-google...ic-google-maps

I would literally happily beat to death whoever in google made the decision to take away the google classic maps option. the new google maps is beyond garbage. but for a few years they left classic as an option. then they took it away. and the hatred and rage of millions of pissed off internet users descended upon google. but the google doesn't care. the google tells you what to you, you don't tell the google what to do.

i used to make routes constantly for funsies all over the country with google classic maps. now with the new one, it's impossible. it's useless.

an alternative, it's slow but, https://maps.here.com/
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