Android :: Google Navigation With Multiple Destinations / Custom Route
Aug 12, 2010
I was wondering how people navigate with multiple destinations. It seems that Google Navigation doesn't nativity support it. Ultimately, I want to take a route different than the default quickest route to avoid an intersection, and on other GPS's, I would add the detour as a way-point. If this feature isn't available, has anybody found a workaround?
I can customize a driving route in Google Maps and use it for navigation on the Moto Droid? I'm not looking for the most direct route that the Droid navigation tries to use, but twistiest for a motorcycle ride.
I made the switch to Google Navigation after using Sprint's Navigation application for a few years on my previous BlackBerry and love it! It's my primary GPS application. So, here's my query. While I was tinkering with it today, I noticed the option to choose an alternate route. We are going to be driving to LA a little later this evening and the default route Google Navigation chose was longer in both time and distance compared to one of the alternate routes (total of three routes). The default route gave said it is 332 miles and 6hr/9min. When I pulled up alternate routes, the second option was 325 miles and 5hr/49min. The third route was over 7 hours long. Do you guys know what methodology Google Navigation uses to pick the default route? Why the longer route?
Simple question, did anyone figure out how to program Google Navigation to take quickest, not shortest route? I love Google navigation, but it always trying to push me to drive through the streets instead of freeway even if freeway is nearby.
Before I updated to android 2.2 and updated to latest Googlemaps the navigation was perfect. It calculated the route in seconds and was a joy to use. Since the updates, it is taking ages to calculate route, so long in fact that I exit the programme and start again, and then I just give up and dig out my atlas.
Frustrating - but apparently the capability is I can customize a route online with Google Maps, save it to my maps and send it to the phone but it sends the static map.Ridiculously, all this power and I can't take those directions from the PC and turn them into turn by turn directions on the phone.
Can anyone confirm if Google Navigation can be used to just show your progress/location on a road while driving, without having to have an actual destination input?I know this was shown on a few of Rob's videos as not being possible, but just wanted to confirm if anyone had any further info on it.
I'm new to Android. and I parse a XML file from the following URL http://maps.google.com.tw/maps/api/directions/xml?origin=41.77732,-87. and I want to draw a route on Map, I found the information can help me to do this <polyline> <points>se~}FjtxuOKdEJ|JIpA</points> <levels>B??B</levels> </polyline> but how to use? help me, there are so many useless information when I search "Android polyline example" anyone can give me some short examples?
I'm just writing an App for displaying the route between two coords (lat, long) in google maps view. Displaying an single coord (even with a marker) works fine, but how to do this with 2 ones and the route between them? I must admit that I'm quite new to Android and the maps-API.
Is there anyway to store a route or track using the google maps on the g1. I have a garmin that when on automatically stores your route and it can be saved and uploaded to the computer. It seems logical that this would be available on the g1, as it has all the capabilities already available, ie gps and maps. I can't find any mention of it or a way of doing this with existing software. It seems this would make for a very powerful tool if enabled. What about being able to sync routes and tracks with google earth? I have seen the new application "my maps editor" , but it only enables you to manually place lines or shapes.
Been searching for the life of me for an app (or some way in Google Maps) to go to a spot on the map and draw a line down the street along a certain route and store the run to My Maps. Am I missing something?
Looking through the searches I can't seem to find anyone who has asked this question before and maybe this is being addressed with the 2.1 update. When I'm in the Google Maps application and I've entered my start and end point the route it give me is on a toll road or a highway I know to be very slow because of traffic. I know that when I'm using my computer for directions I can drag the line to add a via point / alternate route. Is there a way to do this in the current Google Maps on the HTC Droid Eris?
I was playing with Google Maps after the 2.1 update and on one occasion for a trip a screen came up that listed (3) different routes with the total miles and time for each route. One was for I295, one for I95, and one was for US202. Since then I can't seem to replicate that screen. Any answers? Suggestions? UPDATE: Found the answer. After selecting Navigate for a route, click Menu and a screen will come up with (3) symbols on the bottom. Left most one is the Symbol for Navigate, the symbol with a couple of arrows is the one to PRESS. This will give alternate route info that you can select. UPDATE AGAIN When I tried again, the option I mentioned above was grayed out and no longer works. I'm not sure what is going on.
I am looking for a way to overlay a route in google maps.
What I want is to take this map Greenways Oak Ridge Google map and get it to my google My Maps. Then I can pull it up in Maps and use my location to see where I am in relation to where I need to be in case I want to take a different route to need to shorted the ride due to darkness.
Most rides I do I can find these maps but cant do anything with them.
Question 1: I have 2 activities. I was wondering how to optimize it. I can either create 2 activities with multiple listeners. Or create multiple java files for each button(onclick listener)
Question 2: I have tried to create multiple listeners in one java but can only get one button to work. What is the syntax for multiple listeners in one java file? Here is my *updated code: now the issue is no matter what button is clicked on it leads to the same page.
A client of mine also has an Eris and I was helping her get her navigation system set up and teach her how to use it. I wanted to put the google navigator icon (the blue arrow) on her home screen but could not find it anywhere in her apps. I did find the google navigation (map icon) app and set that up for her. So, my questions are: What is the difference between the two? How come I couldn't find the navigator app on her phone (on mine, it's under "programs")?
The selection of destinations on the HTC weather widget is, in my opinion, very very poor. I want to add Palm Springs (which is not exactly a hicksville town) and also Mendocino, both in California. Neither are available. Is it possible to download additional destinations, or add them?
Dear Android community, i've a license/legal question regarding asking Google directions to be drawn directly into the MapView. Some of you know that asking google http://maps.google.com/maps/nav will give directions in Json + a Polyline encoded form.What i would like to know is, where is the Terms of Service regarding this functionality? It is for Google internal use or not? There's also the KML which gives similar informations. Please note that it is NOT for real time driving directions but a path to be drawn from a point to another and your position NOT refreshed in real time and of course it is for an app downloadable free of charge.
Whats the best way to deploy several customized versions of a Android application? Currently I have a script to exchange the resource folder for getting a customized version of my app. It works great, but all custom versions still have the same package name in the AndroidManifest.xml. Therefore it is not possible to install two customized versions of the app at the same time.
I'm trying to use Google Maps Navigation from within my application. I've found on the net it can be done with this intent : Intent i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("geo:"+lat +","+lng)); where lat and lng are the latitude and longitude. Unfortunately, I get a SecurityException :'(. Can someone tell me which permission I should ask ?
I'd like to show you off-road GPS navigator utility, created for active people. I like no-map Garmin GPS handy navigators, so I created software, that has most functions of such navigator. TripComputer records tracks of your trips and stores your interesting waypoints. You can view them on map view, see stats like distances, speed, time, altitute graph, bearing, azimuth, and many more. Also, if you have internet connection, you can send your selected waypoints and find waypoints sent by others,to use in you own trips.
At this time, TripComputer does not use maps - because in off-road areas, maps are useless. However, topo maps will be supported in future versions. Also, I'm working on GPX files and some geocaching support.
I can't seem to find the volume control for Google Navigation. It seems that I can only have either mute or full volume which doesn't help if I playing music in the background. Am I missing something or is there no way to adjust the volume in Navigation? Thanks.
Just wondering if there are any apps on the market that I can get to change the default voice because this womans voice drives me and others mad. I havnt found anything on the market myself yet but would be grateful if anybody knew of an app that will allow me to change the default text to speech voice to a better voice like a normal sat nav.
Suprised that this has not been mentioned already, but in the timesonline article re the release of the GMN they mentioned downloading the maps to your SD card. Quote: The system?s main weakness, he acknowledged, is that motorists using their Google Maps satnav in Europe will be forced to pay data roaming charges. He suggested that users on holiday download a route using wireless broadband internet before setting out, and then tourn off data roaming to avoid racking up a huge bill.
So my question is can you?if yes how, if not when can you? or is it always going to require your data signal and download as you use? Also noticed someone mention that they did not like the voice for the sat nav only for some smart arse to simply reply, change it. I have a had a look and cant see how you can, so maybe said smart arse can enlighten us all
I tried since many hours to launch navigation from my app. I want navigation without destination. I tried with: Intent i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("google.navigation:q=")); startActivity(i);
That launches navigation but with destination not found. I tried too to launch: processName, packageName with startIntent with com.google.android.apps.maps, com.google.android.apps.maps:driveabout and **com.google.android.maps.driveabout.app.DestinationActivity with no success too :/
Does anyone know can you download Maps into Google Nav? The reason I ask is that if you take a wrong turn it takes for ever to download the new route. Does anyone know a way around this or if you can download a full map?
My google navigation will "skip" when I use it with my car stereo's bluetooth. The first second of every turn-by-turn direction, is missing. Any ideas on with the problem might be? I have an HTC EVO and my car stereo is the Dual XHD7714. When I use Pandora with bluetooth, everything is perfect, no skipping; even google navigation works great too when it is running with Pandora. However, when i run google navigation by itself with bluetooth, the first second is missing. Thank you in advanced and sorry if this question has already been answered. I tried to search for it but could not find any mention of it.
I had posted a similar thread a while back and received no feedback, so let me try to be more clear.I am able to use Androids components to build the most basic layouts, which include images, buttons, text areas, etc. These are like Android Lego! I can build the castle. BUT I want to design my own component, my own Lego, that draws on the screen and uses the available area that the Android components have not used. ie, I want to have a top layer of buttons, and the rest of the screen, whatever it is, I want to use to draw 2d graphics. So, I want to make my own Lego, and use it with the other Android Lego. However, I'm also trying to be a good developer and making this for whatever resolution is thrown my way. What is the best way to do this considering the deluge of different resolutions Android developers must cope with? Is there a way to do a table view and return the remaining screen size? Or, am I stuck making an entire new box of Lego here?