Fun with Google Maps

googlemaps.jpgHave you noticed this subtle yet incredibly useful feature in Google Maps?

If you know you want to avoid certain roads and/or highways, you can simply drag your route away from the undesired route and the directions are re-calculated! Way cool!

For example, I wanted to avoid getting on the highway to get to South Park, so I dragged the point that instructs me to get on 101 over to Van Ness, and a new route was planned out on the fly!

Also, I just noticed the “Avoid Highways” checkbox. Sweet! I had always used Mapquest for this in the past.

Check out a video about the new feature here.

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