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Newbie to gpx files and integration into google maps

Posted on April 5, 2021 by panthershaun
Posted on April 5, 2021 by panthershaun (Member Score: 0)

Hi all, brand new to the site. I can get google maps to show me my "best biking roads" gpx downloaded route but no matter what i try I cant get google maps to actually give me turn by turn following of the route.

I can drop pin on google maps and get to start of gpx route but once there at start of route, nothing. Google maps happily displays route but I really need the turn by turn to follow it. Any help greatly appreciated.



Posted on April 5, 2021 by BBR-David (Member Score: 8774)

Hi there,

The issue here is that google maps navigation cannot work with custom defined route tracks. i.e. the navigation itself always wants to recalculate between points according to its own preferences, so any route would always be recalculated and lost.
To circumvent this issue, BBR works with GPX files. To navigate the gpx file, a gpx app such as OsmAnd or similar can be used.

I hope this helps and that you enjoy using my project.


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