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Old 05-06-2013, 10:01 PM
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One scenario that plays out frequently with us which it would be great to see an app address (presumably one that uses Google Maps as its "engine" with this app the "face" of it): yard-sale or garage sale shopping, and multi-destinations.

To wit: when my wife looks up 3-5 garage sales and sends me the addresses to GPS, it would be great to be able to plug in the addresses of every place and then have a mapping application (again, presumably it would use Google Maps internally) map out every place as one trip, so you can get an "overview" of all of them in an overall sense, rather than having to plug each one in one at a time. This would also prevent the situation where the routes you end up taking may not be the best--e.g., one of the sales may have been 4 miles away, the other 14 miles away, but because you had plugged in the one that was 14 miles away you went right by the one 4 miles away on the way to the 14 mile one--and never knew it.

Is my idea crazy, or would that in fact be a very helpful app to have?
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:25 AM
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Probably not a bad idea for an app. There is certainly commercial software out there that does this (Pizza delivery systems and what not).

I don't use navigation, but routinely add items to a map for a daily outing like this. What I do is to log into my Google account on the PC, create a new map (My places) and then add the destinations.

Then you can just recall that map into Maps on the phone and go from there.

I know it's not exactly what you were after, but it might help with planning a bit, and it's a bit easier (IMO) to plan them out on the PC with the larger screen.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:01 PM
Location: 92037
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NIce idea, but Skunk is right, you could 'layer' the locations via Google Maps on a PC and have it sync the locations as favorites or what not.

But as far as app, multipoint location mapping exists already

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