Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Having Garmin zumo XT problems? there is loads of help and advice in this forum
User avatar
BrAtKo
Posts: 18
Joined: 20 Mar 2022 17:52
Location: Bratislava
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 4 times
Slovakia

Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by BrAtKo »

Hello I'd like to share how to easy send any location from Google Maps in mobile directly to XT on iOS.

Just tap anywhere in Google Maps (not directly to the POI, just next to the point to get coordinates):
IMG_2215.jpg
Than tap once to the coordinates to copy it:
IMG_2216.jpg
Finally open Garmin Drive and paste the coordinates, BUT remove brackets and hit Enter:
IMG_2217.jpg
That is, dunno why Google uses the brackets, but this is really helpfull for me to use Drive to send any dest to device.

Cheers.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by BrAtKo on 19 Apr 2022 10:06, edited 3 times in total.
Image Honda NC750S DCT fuel consumption (107 000km from 2015y)
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 711
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 322 times
Been liked: 159 times
Great Britain

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by Stu »

Another way is to click share open in drive then click go :D
User avatar
BrAtKo
Posts: 18
Joined: 20 Mar 2022 17:52
Location: Bratislava
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 4 times
Slovakia

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by BrAtKo »

Hi Stu, that is not possible in iOS, Drive is not in app list when I share.
Image Honda NC750S DCT fuel consumption (107 000km from 2015y)
User avatar
simoncrewe
Posts: 165
Joined: 27 Sep 2019 15:45
Has liked: 36 times
Been liked: 29 times
Great Britain

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by simoncrewe »

BrAtKo wrote: 25 Mar 2022 08:15 Hello I'd like to share how to easy send any location from Google Maps in mobile directly to XT on iOS.

Just tap anywhere in Google Maps:
IMG_2215.jpg

Than tap once to the coordinates to copy it:
IMG_2216.jpg

Finally open Garmin Drive and paste the coordinates, BUT remove brackets and hit Enter:
IMG_2217.jpg

That is, dunno why Google uses the brackets, but this is really helpfull for me to use Drive to send any dest to device.

Cheers.
'What 3 Words' works extremely well in conjunction with the Drive app & the XT.
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 711
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 322 times
Been liked: 159 times
Great Britain

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by Stu »

BrAtKo wrote: 25 Mar 2022 11:04 Hi Stu, that is not possible in iOS, Drive is not in app list when I share.
Do you not get the option to choose other apps? On android if the app is not there you click "more" then you get another list of apps and if its not there you click "more" again and it brings up even more apps
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 711
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 322 times
Been liked: 159 times
Great Britain

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by Stu »

User avatar
BrAtKo
Posts: 18
Joined: 20 Mar 2022 17:52
Location: Bratislava
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 4 times
Slovakia

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by BrAtKo »

Of course I've tried, there is NO Drive app listed anywhere, you cannot to add it there. I think this needs to be reported to Garmin, I will do that. Thanks Stu.
Image Honda NC750S DCT fuel consumption (107 000km from 2015y)
Raf
Posts: 68
Joined: 22 Feb 2022 18:18
Has liked: 13 times
Been liked: 3 times
Italy

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by Raf »

It is as you write
Last edited by Raf on 18 Apr 2022 15:57, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 246
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 30 times
United States of America

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by Peobody »

I thought I had posted a reply but it hasn't appeared so I apologize if this ends up a duplicate.

The crux of my original reply was that I could not get Google Maps to work on my iPhone either due the Drive app not being available to select as a share destination. Another thing I found was that if you selected a POI in the Google Map there was no way to access its coordinates at least not that I could find. The solution is to use the iOS Map app. It shows the Drive app as a share destination and allows you to share both POIs and dropped pins. My tests of both worked as expected, creating a route to the shared location or offering to add it to an active route. Invoking the share option is different. I requires a long touch-hold on a POI or, when using a dropped a pin, dropping a pin first and then long touch-holding on that pin.
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone.
lkraus
Posts: 38
Joined: 24 Aug 2020 14:36
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 8 times
United States of America

Re: Easy way to send any place from Google Maps

Post by lkraus »

"Another thing I found was that if you selected a POI in the Google Map there was no way to access its coordinates at least not that I could find."

Google seems to be encouraging use of its "Plus Codes" to share locations rather than long/lat coordinates - very frustrating if you want to use non-Google apps.

The copy/paste method given in the first post in this thread should still work with iOS devices:
Press and hold on a location to create a pin, then tap the pin. An information page will appear that includes the address, if one is assigned. If no address is assigned, the latitude/longitude is displayed. Tap the address or coordinates to copy to the clipboard. Open the Drive app, paste into the Where To? box.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot], Google [Bot] and 0 guests