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Offline Gary Rapp

Google Maps & Mapquest Mobile
« on: March 25, 2016, 11:42:17 am »
We are planning a cross country trip from Jacksonville, FL to Portland, OR beginning next month.  We plan to follow Adventure Cycling routes for a significant part of our journey.  However, 30% of the trip we have customized our route and are off the Adventure Cycling map using Google Maps and Mapquest's "Bike Route" option.  This issue I am experiencing is when I send the route to my iPhone both Google Maps and Mapquest mobile app does not follow my custom route.  The app reroutes me based on the automobile route.

I am sure others have experience this issue and there is a simple solution I am overlooking.


Offline o2tour

Re: Google Maps & Mapquest Mobile
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 04:49:35 pm »
I have used app for years on my smart phone and tablet, GDMBR - England - France - for examples. Have most of the ACA routes on it. Made routes from google maps and moved them over to It is also great for geocaching.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2016, 06:29:06 pm by o2tour »

Offline mdxix

Re: Google Maps & Mapquest Mobile
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 03:05:07 pm »
I agree that it is a much better idea to save the route in advance, when you know it will work for you.

In Google Maps, you have the option to export routes as KML. Store them directly in a Dropbox account to access them while on the road.

While at it, I recommend Ride with GPS as a far more flexible & powerful tool for mapping routes. It provides multiple map layers. You can export routes in GPX & KML. app for both iOS & Android works natively with KML files, & allows you to download maps for offline use.