Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

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Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by Exrm193 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:20 pm

As above, and then import it to Basecamp??

If so, how?

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by mzeist » Sun May 19, 2019 8:26 pm

google is maybe possible, but take a look at Kurviger: https://kurviger.de/en
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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by HarveyM » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:35 pm

There's a Maps to GPX website that seems to work;
https://mapstogpx.com/
Rather than 'opening in basecamp' I had better luck saving the file in GPX format and opening that in basecamp.

Another way is described here;
https://www.bedsforcyclists.co.uk/artic ... our-phone/
Google's made it more difficult (you'll need a google account & give them some billing info)

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by skellum » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:10 pm

I have found this excellent youtube video that describes the process in detail (Mac) might be worth a look




Hope this helps

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by Stu » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:22 pm

I have learnt a lot off this guy!

but I don't have a mac so I will look for the PC version :lol:

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by HarveyM » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:58 pm

The drawack to this solution (in the video) is that he uses Google’s ‘my maps’ which I find more complex than using Google maps; ‘Maps’ suggests alternate routes and allows you drag way points which are features I didn’t find in ‘my maps’.

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by rbentnail » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:57 am

The one thing I found annoying about Google maps is the limited number of shaping points allowed, 10 I think. If riding across my state at least 3 different routes are required because of this to maintain the route I want instead of being automatically dumped onto an interstate. Base Camp has no such restriction.
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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by sussamb » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:52 pm

BaseCamp doesn't but bear in mind your device will have :)

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by Stu » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:06 pm

can you not alter the settings in google to avoid interstates? we have a tick box to avoid motorways is that the same?

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Re: Can I use Google Maps to create a route?

Post by rbentnail » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 pm

Stu wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:06 pm
can you not alter the settings in google to avoid interstates? we have a tick box to avoid motorways is that the same?
Don't know about avoidances in Google maps but, being limited to only 10 shaping points severely limits the custom routing. When you use them up Google automatically routes however it wants. I'm currently working on a route in Base Camp, about 370 miles. 10 shaping points are used up in about 80, so another route has to be made, then another, and maybe another. Base Camp will do the whole thing, exactly the way I want it, in one route.
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