TakItWithMe - Google™ My Maps Converter Help
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What are MyMaps?
Google MyMaps are an easy way to generate your own maps using simple drag-and-drop tools for points, lines,
and polygons using Google Maps as a background. You can give each element in your MyMap a name and detailed description including
photos and videos. To build a MyMap, go to Google Maps
and select the 'My Maps' tab. Use your Google account (or create one) to save your maps.
What do the Conversion Options Mean?
MyMaps can contain points, lines, and polygons. TakItWithMe provides options on how to use these in your GPS.
- To Waypoint: Creates a GPS Waypoint for each Point in your MyMap. The waypoint name and
description will be based on your MyMap to the limit of the GPS text field sizes (which isn't very big).
- To Route: Creates a Route by connecting the points in your MyMap in order of creation. The route name
is based on the name of your MyMap while individual route segments are named from your waypoints. This allows
you to create detailed route directions. Obviously, a route requires at least 2 points.
Line and Polygon Options:
You may select any combination of conversion options. If you change your selections after loading your MyMap into
TakItWithMe, click on 'Load MyMap' again prior to saving to the GPS to reflect your changes.
- To Route: Creates a Route for each line/polygon in your MyMap. The route name is based on the name of the line
while the route segments are simply numbered in order.
- To Track: Creates a track (breadcrumb trail) for each line/polygon in your MyMap. Tracks are cannot be used to
actively navigate and do not show markers at intermediate points.
How do I find my MyMaps URL?
Your MyMaps URL or Link is found by clicking on 'Link to This Page' in the Google Maps window. Copy the highlighted
link to our MyMaps URL field in Step 2.
Google My Maps Interface