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Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Daniel - Community Manager 10/9/13 12:44 PM

Hello Google Maps Community,


Since May of this year, many of you have had the opportunity to preview the new Google Maps. Based on your input, we’re happy to announce our latest launch — directions for multiple destinations! This launch also includes two new tools to help manage your reservations and discover upcoming events. These features will begin gradually rolling out to users today.


Whether you’re running weekend errands or planning a cross-country tour, you can plot multiple destinations for your trip with ease – now available for driving, walking and biking directions. Once you’ve chosen a starting point, click ‘+’ and add stops to your route by typing in the search box or clicking on the map. Learn more about directions for multiple destinations in our Help Center.


Starting today, you’ll also be able to see your flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations right in Maps. Just search for your departing airport or dining destination, and we’ll instantly show your upcoming plans. This info is available when you're signed into Google, and only you can see it. This feature is currently only available in English to all US users.


You can also see upcoming events at your favorite local performance venues. Simply search for a venue, like Radio City Music Hall or the O2 Arena, and click on the Upcoming Events card to see a schedule.


For more information about the launch, be sure to read our blog post. Your continued feedback has been really valuable, please keep sending us your thoughts using the "Help & Feedback” menu in the upper right corner of the new Google Maps.


Happy Mapping!

Daniel Mabasa

Google Maps Community Manager


Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! nguettler 10/9/13 2:16 PM
Thank you for hearing our concerns. Functionality like this is vastly more important to many users than aesthetic improvements. 

Looking forward to being able to use the new Maps now that it has one of its most essential features reinstated.

Cheers,
Nick
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! VesNL 10/9/13 3:29 PM
Nice to see multiple destinations got added. This was probably the biggest asked feature to be added. 

Hope to see it on Android very soon. 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! MarieJohnson 10/9/13 3:57 PM
Unfortunately, this 'fix' didn't help solve the problem for those routing multiple destinations via a copy/paste function.  I used to be able to copy/paste a list of destinations into the main search bar (by pasting text similar to - "To: XXXXX To: XXXXX To: XXXXX", etc. for up to 26 stops, where XXXXX is the address).  I have formulas in Excel that pull in different addresses weekly which need to be mapped.

This fix allows multiple destinations, but I'd have to manually hit the (+) and then copy/paste a single address.  20+ times.  Versus literally one copy/paste.  I've since reverted to the old Google Maps.  If the new version isn't fixed, I'll continue to use the old Maps, and if the old Maps goes away, I'd sadly need to use a different mapping website.  =(

I appreciate this fix, it works for folks making a few stops, but is much more time-consuming for those of us many more destinations at once.  I'd love to see a fix to make the new Maps as functional as the old Maps!  =)
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! MarieJohnson 10/9/13 4:03 PM
While I appreciate Google listening to their customers, sadly this fix didn't correct the problem for those of us using many destination points.  I typically map 20+ stops at a given time, and paste my data from Excel formulas (using different addresses each week).  I can currently copy a range of cells (formatted via a formula like: "To: XXXXX To: XXXXX To: XXXXX...) and paste into the top line of the old Maps, and it routes it all out for me, in one copy/paste step.  

This new fix does allow for multiple destinations, but I'd literally have to hit the (+), then copy/paste one individual stopping point, hit the (+), copy/paste another individual stopping point...etc.  20-ish times.  Clearly much more functional/easier in the old Maps, using just one input search line to copy/paste one time.

Please bring that back!!  I've converted (thankfully) back to the old Maps - I'd love to try new Maps but simply don't have the time or patience to copy/paste my 20+ destinations each week for my delivery route.  If what I'm saying doesn't make sense, I'd be happy to provide more examples or chat with someone from Google.  =)

Thanks!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! MrSean 10/9/13 4:58 PM
Multiple directions don't work if you've selected public transport?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! PaulSalter 10/10/13 1:24 AM
Nice to see some improvements to the maps
 
But until you get the basics fixed maps are useless (ie Orange roads do not work in the UK)
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! runscottygrun 10/10/13 6:49 AM
Yup it's working but it forces you to add steps to making it work.     First you have to enter an address in at the start.   You used to be able to just right click and place a starting point.   Then for every step you have to go back and hit the "+" button.   You used to be able to just right click the location and do a "add destination"    Instead of making it faster you doubled the time it takes to use the tool.     I sure there is some sort of coding hurdles to get by but forward progress is always better unless you have a master plan as to how this will get faster with this change.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! velt 10/10/13 6:27 PM
up to ten directions, after that you cant add more than ten directions. 
Needs work guys. 

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Jeff Dillon 10/11/13 2:13 PM
Why no multiple destinations while flying? Up here in Alaska that is how we have to get around (I doubt dog-sled will ever be a transport option on Google Maps - would rock if it did!) and in my job we hop form one village to another all the time.  Please add this!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Andrew James Hein 10/12/13 11:46 AM
I may actually check out the new maps after this update. Honestly as long as the Old Maps had terrain and multiple destinations, there wasn't a good reason to use the new version.  Once the New Maps has a solid terrain feature and a fully-functioning multiple destinations directions, I'll be set.

Keep at it guys.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Renato Avanzini 10/16/13 4:46 PM
That's great Daniel! Thanks a lot for this supa useful feature. 
Cheers
Renato
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Bill Seiwell 10/18/13 1:53 AM
What ever you guys changed you just added to the many problems one afrter another. what uuse to take me 10 minutes jusrt turned into 6 hours and not done yet. No incentive to start a business.  Between Merchant services, Wells Fargo,k Maricopa county health dept. and now Google.  Nothing but unneccessary problems 800,000 in sales since I started in  january 16,000 after expences and I cant pay my bills Guess I haven't paid my fair share.  Now a simple project I have to learn sonething new because I'm sure greed or some way to tax the people. Welfare or disability looks better and better and I like work but if you cant beat them join them and just wait for the day when the greed siniks the country. Yeah I'm a bit angry right now
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! JrZimmerman 11/21/13 2:13 AM
Where would one find this "+" sign in the new Google Maps to add an additional destination?  I don't see that as an option and it is really needed.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Steve Cobb 11/21/13 3:34 PM
After you put in your start location and your destination - the line right below these will have a '+' on the left side and "Route options" on the right.
Re: We are in the Wild West Blind Freddy 12/1/13 9:01 PM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Ruzie 12/1/13 9:32 PM
The only + sign I saw is to enlarge the map. That's all. It's kinda annoying I can't see my whole trip. I have to find one destination after another.
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Ruzie 12/2/13 6:20 AM
So happy, after a few hours I posted this, I got the + sign on my GM. Thank you GM  :-)
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Ruzie 12/2/13 10:16 PM
Hi Blind Freddy.

I didn't do anything. It wasn't there before my post here. After a few hours it was there... Now I'm crossing my fingers 'Save to My Maps' will appear soon too... Haven't got any luck so far though... :-)
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Bountiful City 12/12/13 9:11 AM
The addition of multiple way-points is a great improvement but still lacks the A-Z way-point identifiers. I use multiple way-points for work almost every day and often having each point marked with a unique letter is the only way to organize my route effectively. This is a great feature of the old Google Maps and would losing it would force me to another service when the old maps become unavailable.

Thanks.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! rogerbarnes51 12/13/13 7:49 AM
Have the concerns of MarieJohnson from Oct 9 ever been addressed?  I also use excel to enter multiple destinations in one cut and paste.  Having to enter them one at a time will be tedious and a major step backwards for me.  What is Google Maps doing to correct this oversight?

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 12/13/13 8:21 AM
Hi rogerbarnes,
regarding your "...will be... a major step backwards for me".

GoogleMaps in its classic form never provided the feature to enter or submit an excel file or any kind of csv file to get directions calculated.
Consider therefore your "step backwards" as not true.
You are free to post a feature suggestion to get such suggestion realized. 
But would not hold my breath
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! MarieJohnson 12/13/13 8:38 AM
ehg, rogerbarnes51 & myself never said we submitted an excel/csv. FILE to get directions calculated.  We both were quite specific saying we copied/pasted FROM excel into Google Maps.  So there is no upload of any sort.  We literally took pre-organized and pre-prepped data from Excel, and were able to copy/paste the formatted data directly from Excel into the main Google Maps search bar.  It would map 24 or 25 at one time, as long as the addresses were formatted in advance a certain way.

So yes, it is a major step backwards to have to manually click the (+) to add an additional stop in my route, then copy/paste each of the 24 addresses on at a time, versus the current/'old' method of one copy/paste.  I will not use Google Maps in the future if the 'new' way is the only way, as there are other sites that will maps as Google Maps once did.  I just love Google Maps the most & hope they are able to keep the same functionality in the new version.  Unfortunately, I have not heard anything about the correction to the new version, either from a Google contact or via this discussion, so I continue to use the 'old' Google Maps until they get it corrected.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! rogerbarnes51 12/13/13 8:39 AM
As MarieJohnson so ably pointed out, in the old maps, I am able to enter a series of destinations in the format of : "To: XXXXX To: XXXXX To: XXXXX..." up to 20+ destinations.  I use excel to create this format to help me create a route to a series of destinations.  I paste this formatted data into the destination field and I have my routing as requested.  Does the new GM handle this functionality?  If not, then it is a step backwards and my comment as stated is correct contrary to your attempts to characterize it otherwise.  Please understand that I am not talking about entering or submitting an excel file or a csv directly to GM. I only use it as a tool to create the format needed by the classic GM.  
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 12/13/13 9:01 AM
still don't agree with both of you.
pasting excel content in the main GMaps bar is IMHO a kind of hacking of a Google feature and nowherei documented as a feature.
So you can't expect working this ssort of a hack in all eternity.

Still can paste in the classic and in the preview fields of "get direction any address or destination (even copied from your excel file)
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! MarieJohnson 12/13/13 9:13 AM
I never considered what I do to be a 'hack' but that aside, I thought this forum was to post concerns, ideas for improvement, etc.  I never said it was documented as a previous official Google Maps feature, but it is clearly used by at least one other person besides myself, and perhaps several other folks as well.  I'm hoping that by posting my mapping needs, and the fact that I was able to do so in the 'old' version, they'd be able to allow this sort of functionality in the new version.  Even if it isn't done exactly the same as I currently do, I'm a big Excel fan, and use it a lot to automate things for my job.  So if Google Maps is able to allow some sort of copy/paste from Excel to map multiple destinations (hence my original concern/suggestion), it'd be greatly appreciated.  =)
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! runscottygrun 12/13/13 9:19 AM
ehg,

It doesn't matter if you type the line:  To: xxxx To: xxxx To:  XXXX,   or paste it in from a word document or an excel document.   It works today in the old version of the map tool.    Don't get hung up on the word "paste"         The fact of the matter is it takes much longer with the new tool to go to multiple destinations.     I use the option of right clicking the mouse to add another destination of a series of locations.   These people type in multiple destinations.   Both options are now NOT available with the new mapping app. 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 12/13/13 1:47 PM
yes  runscottygrun, I know  It works today in the old version of the map tool and it will work tomorrow too. But why should it work in the preview in the same way?

The both other users are complaining it would not be possible to paste excel content in the preview version. So why don't they use jsut  the classic maps?

The can do so!
I consider their requests to be able to to exactly the same steps or inputs or hacks in the preview as in the classic GMaps as not hgelpful.
New products or just previews of new products mostly do not have the same features as its predecessors.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! MarieJohnson 12/13/13 2:03 PM
ehg, you must have way too much time on your hands!  Why does it bother you so much that myself (along with others) would like to see certain functionality in the new maps?

Yes, we can use the old Maps if the new version doesn't fit our needs.  And, um...as clearly specified above, we are.

That being said, I figure at some point, Google will stop the old Maps and just use new Maps (because today, yes, it is just a preview, but tomorrow it could be the only live version they use).  If users don't give constructive criticism to trials of new products, how would a company know what users want?  So if they don't enable this (or a similar) function in new Maps, they will lose users, and if I (and others) didn't ask for it, they would never have known why we no longer use their product.

I don't believe anyone is "complaining" as you put it.  Nope, not a bit.  But yes, I am offering my input to make their future product as good as it could be.

And frankly, I'm not sure why it matters to you either way.  If they better their product to suit my needs, how does it make it WORSE for you?  Oh yeah, it doesn't.

I'm glad you find my request not helpful.  Thanks for your opinion (although nobody asked for it...)  Continue as you were.  I'm done trying to make sense of any of this with you.  Clearly, you just don't 'get it'.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Nick Seeley 12/18/13 1:57 AM
Hey ehg or anyone else that may be able to help!

I was wondering if you could send me the formula that you use in excel to format the address correctly. Being able to copy and paste the information into the search bar in the "old" version of google maps would help me out a lot.  I am pretty new to google maps and I am trying to learn all the little tips and tricks. Being able to use the "From xxx To: xxx To: xxx feature would just really change my entire experience with the maps.  Its the little things :) 

Hopefully you guys can help me out,

Many thanks! 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 12/18/13 8:34 AM
Hi Nick, 
I'm not an excel expert.
But I created a sample for you.

in the aatached  table the field E2 contains this formula:  ="from:"&A2&",to:"&B2&",to:"&C2&",to:"&D2
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 12/18/13 9:39 AM
Nick

in the excel tab you should change the content of E2-cell  to   ="from: "&A2&", to: "&B2&", to: "&C2&", to: "&D2.
Otherwise if copying the content the resulting string from the excel file into GMaps the direction will not properly show up or correctly calculated.
But using the red highlighted formula it works on my end as intended.
Regards
ehg
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Poppy Ann lynagh-smith 1/4/14 2:14 AM
hi is there a limit to how many steps can be used as i cannot seam to be able to put in more than 8 steps, i was trying to make a route showing the whole of the A38 from Bodmin to Mansfield.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 1/4/14 3:26 AM
Poppy Ann, in the so called New Google Maps preview the limit is all together 10 points.

in the classic GMaps the limit is 25 points
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! harsh.manutdblu 1/4/14 9:50 AM
@ehg: What MarieJohnson and rogerbarnes51 are trying to say is this:

In the old maps, there was a functionality to specify multiple stops directly in the search query, like so:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Delhi To: London to: Paris To: Timbuktu To: S... | O, |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In the new maps, this is not there.
There is very less functionality for power users...

This does not have anything to do with Excel or it's data formats.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 1/4/14 10:40 AM
harsh,
frankly I'm not sure why you believe I can't read.
I read & understood  Rogers & Maries posting three Weeks ago already .

My todays post was answering poppys concrete question about limits and indeed this has nothings todays do with Excel or  from | to keywords not available in that experimental preview.
People disliking the preview  should use the classic GMaps
 

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! John Knoche 1/14/14 1:23 PM
This feature — directions for multiple destinations - has been working fine for me until today. Now when I click on a sugested name for a destination the screen refreshes but never includes the added destination;

Any ideas what's going on?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Nitin Goel 1/19/14 9:42 AM
I am still not able to see multiple destination option in android smartphone!  Is it still not available in android devices or am I missing something?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Lauren Wiersema 1/20/14 10:38 AM
Multiple destinations for public Transit would be quite nice.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! smachs 2/4/14 11:31 AM
instructions should include to click on the auto icon as the plane icon & associated flight options block the + sign function unless the auto icon is selected first.

Add multiple destinations and waypoints

Here's how to get directions with multiple destinations or waypoints:
  1. Get directions using the instructions above.
  2. Click the + button in the info card at the top of the map.
  3. In the text box that appears, type a destination. You can also click the location on the map.
  4. To add another destination, click + again.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Peter Helsby 2/6/14 12:20 AM
After 10 destinations it wont allow me to add more? I am trying to determine a route to about twenty places and it wont do that.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! bruce conger 2/25/14 9:51 PM
I'm a Concierge. I type in my home direction, and I get no hint on how to get there from another direction. Confusing. Some IT kid gets a raise for this horrible setup?

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Merideth Smith 2/27/14 12:24 PM
I can not add multiple locations when using public transportation.  
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 2/27/14 12:28 PM
Merideth, this was never possible - not even with the classic GMaps.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Mygoodness23 3/1/14 6:59 PM
Yes, I dumped the new Google maps because of the lack of multiple destination functionality.  Now they're shoving it down our throats.  What should we use instead?  I think it's time for mass anarchy. ;-).
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Mike Dacko 3/4/14 7:23 PM
Agreed.  I'm a realtor and i NEED to be able to plot 15-20 destinations and now the function is gone.  I don't know why they took it away - I mean, its really a quick fix programming-wise. 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Glenn Edgley 3/9/14 6:36 PM
Why don't you put the old system, (you know, the one that works) back, and to hell with a new system? 

Why change something that didn't need to be changed? 

Or, at least give us the option to use the old system instead, see how many use the new system after that...

An improved system starts with what we already had, not with a loss of what we already had. 

ABSOLUTELY USELESS!!!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Johannes Weil 3/10/14 10:08 AM
Here is a fix that maybe is usefull for the one or the other.

You can add query param output=classic to your classic direction request urls.

http://googlesystem.blogspot.de/2013/10/classic-google-maps-url.html
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Klaus Riisberg 3/31/14 5:51 AM
Would be great if you supported multiple destinations without the 10-destinations limit.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! K V Phani Madhav 4/5/14 6:35 PM
hi mr daniel mabasa

i had searched for the "+" to add multiple destinations in google maps but could't find it please help me

thank you

regards 
k v phani madhav
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! treebles 4/5/14 9:12 PM
Hello K V Phani,
Please, see the Maps help article to get directions
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3092446?hl=en&ref_topic=3292869
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Bernie L 4/8/14 6:18 AM
I used to be able to plot up to 20 or more locations so I could plot my delivery route.  Now only allows 10.  How do I go back to old Google maps?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 4/8/14 1:51 PM
Bernie,
Click on the question mark in a black circle at the bottom right side of Google Maps, it will open a small popup and choose "Return to classic Google Maps" and you are done.
I have the same problem as you. I am also delivering goods and used between 20 and 30 waypoints. The new Google Maps is useless to me.
Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! dennis yap 5/3/14 7:58 PM
I am using my samsung mini running android 4.12. I cannot use google maps to plot multiple destinations as suggested in your new release.  Why? I can do that on my browser with google maps.

Am I missing something? Dy

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Allan Flynn 5/4/14 5:19 PM
The facility to add more than 10 destinations is a basic requirement for road travelers. Unfortunately the functionality of Google Maps is severely limited by the restriction of 10 destinations.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! treebles 5/4/14 6:45 PM
Hello Allan,
You can switch back to Maps classic to be able to use up to 25 waypoints
You can switch back to classic Maps by following the instructions in this help article.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3045828?hl=en&ref_topic=3093612
You can also bookmark this URL on your browser for direct access to classic Maps
https://maps.google.com?output=classic

Please, send also feedback directly to the developers of new Maps as explained in this help center article
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3094045?hl=en&ref_topic=3093612
The more people complain to them about this issue with way-points the higher the chance that they will do something about it.

If they do not b y the time Google retires classic Maps you can use ither mapping solutions that allows higher number of waypoints like Bing Maps, Mapquest and OptiMap.


Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Bernie L 5/5/14 5:28 AM
Thanks to all who told how to go back to classic Google maps.  Also, how to start maps in classic mode.  Classic (old) Google maps preferable to new at this point.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! gerry tschirpke 5/19/14 12:51 PM
I am trying to use maps for the first time to lay out a 5 stop destination route. Where do I find the HOW TO section?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 5/19/14 12:57 PM
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! PaulGUser 5/20/14 5:24 PM
Daniel, perhaps I'm being a bit impatient but ANOTHER Google Maps update has been made and the + to add additional locations is GONE. I wouldn't be posting this here except when I clicked the Help icon and entered 'Multiple Destinations' this is where I was forwarded to. I have a whole laundry lists about things that rub me the wrong way so far but I'm not going to retreat to the old version until I try to learn how to use the new one properly. I hope someone's working up updated Documentation for this update because it's obvious they aren't going to make it prior to the release.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! drummerbum 5/30/14 8:35 AM
Agreed, I regularly use g maps to map roadtrips with multiple cities and more than 10 destinations per city.  Back to classic i suppose~

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! arkfam 6/7/14 4:50 PM
I cannot find the "+" to add multiple destinations in Google maps in Chrome either.
When I use the keyboard + it jumps to a random specific address not related to anything I'm trying to do and doesn't let me add another destination.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! valafurby1 6/15/14 11:27 PM
Just went back to Classic due to there being NO "Add Destination" button.  It seems that this would be an easy fix.  I will stay on Classic as long as possible until it is back or I may just have to go to a different mapping site. :(
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Steve Cobb 6/16/14 6:14 AM
To add a destination, there is a plus sign right below the destination pin.  It is easy to miss.



Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Steve Cobb 6/16/14 6:16 AM
I'm wondering if the functionality went away briefly - it seems to be back now.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Klaus Riisberg 6/17/14 10:09 AM
Maybe, but the issue of not being able to add more than 10 destinations remains.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 6/17/14 10:14 AM
Klaus 
it isn't an issue but an intended limitation of the new Maps.

Can still  revert to classic Maps to get directions for 25 destinations.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Albert Meyer 6/20/14 10:10 AM
By using this information I managed to add an extra destination, but when I click the train icon to take public transportation, my extra destination disappears!?! Please fix this ASAP.
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Steve Cobb 6/20/14 2:08 PM
Yes, it seems to work on everything but public transportation. Curious.

That explains why you didn't see the plus before.  If you select public transportation, the plus goes away.

I was going to recommend going back to classic maps - but I just tried it.  It isn't supported there either. The "Add destination" option greys out for public transportation.

I suspect you will not see this option in the near future.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Klaus Riisberg 6/20/14 2:35 PM
Yeah, I keep returning to the old Maps.

But what would Google want to limit the number of destinations? Seems odd... Just renders the map useless to me, and many others, as I can see.

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! I Isubu 6/23/14 10:57 AM
I want multiple direction for my android handphone...giver the app to download
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! I Isubu 6/23/14 10:57 AM
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! I Isubu 6/23/14 10:57 AM
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! I Isubu 6/23/14 10:58 AM
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Isaac Rockett 6/28/14 4:32 PM
Even after looking at screenshots, I don't see the plus sign on my Android device.
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! treebles 6/28/14 5:29 PM
Albert,
Multiple destinations is not implemented for public transportation.
I suggest that you send feedback directly to the developers, as explained in this help center article. with your comments and request about this feature.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3094045?hl=en&ref_topic=3093612

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! petartar7 7/13/14 11:21 PM
Good morning
In my case the + for another destination disappier from time to time and it impossible to add another destination
What can I do
Thank
Pinhas
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! need background images 7/16/14 9:06 PM
Just on maps 16 July 2014 and it will not do multi destination planning.  What gives!  This is an incredibly important feature that has been taken away and still is not available.  
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! treebles 7/17/14 4:29 AM
The original post by Daniel, a Google employee, at the top of this thread is the announcement of the availability of multiple destination planning in the new Maps preview. It has been available since October of last year.
This is the Maps help center article explaining how to use the feature
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3092446?hl=en&ref_topic=3292869
Could you please explain the situation where you cannot get multiple destination.
Thank you
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Earl Hamil 7/20/14 5:35 AM
How do you do this on Android Maps?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Earl Hamil 7/20/14 5:35 AM
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Gabriel Penfield 7/20/14 6:29 AM
have you tried www.batchgeo.com

copy your list of homes from Excel to the site via copy/paste and they do all the rest
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Rex Gehring 7/20/14 5:02 PM
Destinations is limited to 10 or less - this is not working for me :(
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! treebles 7/20/14 8:09 PM
Hello Rex,
Use classic Maps, it allows up to 25 intermediate destinations.
You can switch back to classic Maps by following the instructions in this help article.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3045828?hl=en&ref_topic=3093612
You can also bookmark this URL on your browser for direct access to classic Maps
https://maps.google.com?output=classic



Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! nice design bro 8/20/14 2:01 PM
So to summarize: If I have two destinations already selected, and want to add a third, I simply have to open a new tab and re enter both destinations. 

That's on car mode. On public transportation mode, I'm SOL. 

Nice work guys. I'm using Bing maps now.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Dano Janowski 8/20/14 4:56 PM
I'm using Google Chrome Browser and doing the Google Maps for my upcoming trip. There is no + to add additional addresses along my route!!!! HELP! 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Noisette 8/21/14 5:09 AM
Dano, this image from help article shows where the + is:


Could you please post a similar screenshot showing what you see?

You won't see the + if you have the "Route options" dialog open.  

You won't see the + if you have gone into the "List all steps" window, you'll need to return to "Full map view".
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Graham Gillett 8/22/14 4:33 AM

The multiple destination issue using an Excel (or other) formula to generate a multiple destination URL may have been addressed elsewhere on this forum, but in case it hasn't this appears to work as of August 2014:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/<postcode>,+UK/<postcode>,+UK/<postcode>,+UK/

Just replace the <postcode> placeholders with your postcodes, for example:


NOTE: The postcodes have the space removed. If you want to include spaces add a plus sign where the space will go like this:



Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Dano Janowski 8/27/14 5:19 PM
Thanks for the reply... I don't see the + because I had the "Route options" dialog open.
Would be nice to have still have the + and able to have the "Route options" dialog open. I can deal with it now that I know the seccret, but I'm sure this question will keep coming up from thers... Maybe a Google code writer will impliment the script so that the + will display with the Route Options open or the List All Steps window... Not everyone will know to go to the Full Map View to get the +... Until then, I'm sure the question will keep coming and/or people will go to other map services....  I do consider myself somewhat tech-savvy, but for those not tech-savy, you will lose them...
Thanks again... 
PEEPS NOTE: NO "+" ? ... GO TO FULL MAP VIEW TO GET THE "+" TO ADD ADDITIONAL ADDRESSES TO YOUR ROUTE.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! knik 8/30/14 2:45 AM
try this. open the maps.google.com on your desktop.
add the destinations and get the route.
copy the url and mail to your id.
open this url on android. you'll get option to open in maps app. start navigating.
its not straight forward but gets the job done
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! rudaphoto 9/9/14 10:02 AM
HELP, HELP !!!! a I am trying to set up a simple map with 13 locations all on one map.  I can not figure out how to do it.  I have done this for the past 4 years with no problem and now cannot do it at all.  HELP I have a project due and am freaking out...................please help
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 9/9/14 11:01 AM
@rudaphoto:
the new Maps only can 10 destinations for a route.
Use the classic GMaps instead (as long as available)
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! jrvz 9/18/14 12:52 PM
If you dont like the new Google maps you can go back to the old version. You just click the ? at the bottom right & follow instructions. I do it all the time - I dont like then new Google Maps!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Juan Raimondi 9/20/14 7:15 PM
I never saw the + sign. pls advice if I need to reinstall it. using an ipad mini. extremely frustrating...
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Steve Cobb 9/21/14 6:05 AM
Hi Juan,
  The advice only applies to the desktop browser version. The mobile versions (iOS or Android) do not have the ability to add multiple destinations. Something that I'd like to see as well.

Steve

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! GE evans 9/28/14 5:57 PM
I have always been able to out multiple destinations on Google maps on the net at home, if your signed in to Google on home computer, when you save it then you can access this on your Android and have the destinations, but wanting to do this directly on my phone
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! vdmh 11/6/14 4:05 AM
And we are STILL waiting for this basic feature on Android.  Silly.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! oldmasterjds 11/25/14 12:56 PM
Wish I'd found this forum page earlier!! I've been struggling to map with multiple destinations on my iPad to no avail, and now I understand you can't??!! - what use is a map like this, I'm flabbergasted that someone would consider releasing a map where you can only plan a route from A - B.
WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Raimen Tapper 11/26/14 4:14 PM
triple the amount of destination, then come back and tell us it's fixed
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Raimen Tapper 11/26/14 4:15 PM
triple the amount of destinations, then come back and tell us it's fixed
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! eaudeviederoumanie 11/27/14 2:24 AM
Google maps its really sucks.O android its missing intermediate point so, you improve by involution? On Pc aplication its really an ass pain with new version too, for example I open street view and its not posible navigation with the arrow by sliding them like an older version an so on...The detail of the map in street view its smaller and noninteligible its really sucks...So you have a new team I supposed but it the worst team ever...
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Malcolm Clark 1/16/15 7:07 AM
What rubbish is this: "Based on your input, we’re happy to announce our latest launch — directions for multiple destinations!" They have only replaced something that was omitted in the quest for minimalism - sorry "upgrade' and it STILL does not work on 'mobile apps' e.g.my iPad. Hopeless and the worst thing is - no one to complain to.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! soccerman7 1/27/15 7:17 AM
Hello, can we paste in several addresses from a list and see them on Google Maps yet?  I love Google Maps!
Thanks,
DH
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 1/27/15 7:54 AM
@soccerman7
you can't do that in GMaps but importing a csv file to My Maps  is well supported

Good luck

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Varun working 2/11/15 1:13 AM
There's no + sign on the app in android!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 2/11/15 8:21 AM
@Varun working
Its nowhere documented there is or should be such a + signe on andorid.

Multidestination isn't (yet???) implemented for the GMaps app on mobiles.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Craig V. 2/13/15 2:37 PM
Is there a limit to the number of places/locations that I can add to the Driving Directions? 
I would like to use Google Maps to keep track of all the places I go to train with my Search and Rescue K-9. I am currently doing this with an old version of Microsoft Streets and Trips (which in no longer supported). I started adding in the current locations and routes that I have taken this year and now the "Add Destination" button stopped at 10 locations. Last year (2014) I visited roughly 110 locations. Some locations I visit often. I would like to continue adding all my locations under one layer. 
Is that possible?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Clay Murdock 2/28/15 3:56 PM
I need to be able to post multiple seperate trips at once. like billing, mt to salt lake city is one trip and on the same screen see cincinatti, oh to nyc. etc etc. is this possible yet? 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Carolee Furze- Browne 3/6/15 10:40 AM
Now unable to get driving direction from'A' to 'B'.  Guess I will have to go to mapquest.

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! kriles29 3/10/15 3:10 PM
Google, please allow more destinations.  10 is not nearly enough especially when there are other sites online that do so.  
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Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Joe Carder 3/24/15 1:01 AM
What kind of silliness is going on that you guys can't implement multi-destination directions on android yet?  Guess what, people don't need navigation from their desktops.  When's the last time you were out with your desktop in your car and tried to use it as a navigation device?  I'm guessing it was about this time last never happened.
Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Joe Carder 3/24/15 1:07 AM
Never mind,  I just learned how to do it with Waze.  I guess it's just another reason to not use Google maps for navigation.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! rogerbarnes51 4/17/15 8:03 AM
This is still not fixed.  The Google person that tried to explain it did not understand what we said.  And now Google is going to take away Classic Maps.  WIll a knowledgeable Google person please help us get this funtionality back?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! barryhunter 4/17/15 9:49 AM
What exact feature are you referring to, in particular what product? 

This thread is long and winding and has ended up discussing multiple products (eg mobile and desktop) 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 4/17/15 10:33 AM
It is high time that Google removes the maximum number of destinations of 10 waypoints (25 in the Classic Maps).
The number of destinations must be illimited. A computer is nowadays strong enough to calculate as many as thousands of destinations.
Cheers.
Nota Bene: The max of 10 destinations is really very amateurish for such a powerful software as Google Maps. Personally, I need 100.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! rogerbarnes51 4/18/15 6:33 AM
I enter my home address and then in the To: I put in 
38.3649, -89.5796 to:38.141, -89.2163 to:38.4953, -89.0025
3 destinations.  Works fine in Classic Maps.  No go in the new maps.  Plus the 10 destination limit. 

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! rogerbarnes51 4/18/15 6:35 AM
I am using desktop on Windows using Chrome.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! bruce conger 4/22/15 3:00 PM
Does anyone know how to PERMANENTLY disable the new Google Maps. I hit the ?, and say that I want to go back to the Google Classic maps, but the new version keeps popping up.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 4/22/15 3:04 PM
Never mind Bruce
It's to late.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Stephen Blyth 4/23/15 1:46 AM
Now that Google have permanently disabled access to the version of Googlemaps that worked, has anyone got suggestions for an alternative source of mapping that does what googlemaps used to do until they fucked with it?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! damiano migani 4/23/15 4:23 AM
i'm so pissed that they disabled the old working one. 
i've made a long route across europe with many destinations (25 or so) for an upcoming trip, and i cannot access it anymore. 

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! vanyel70 4/23/15 8:03 AM
The functionality sucks on this "new improved" Google map.  I find myself unable to route more than 10 stops, it's laborious and time consuming, and as always, Google is obsessed with going  five miles or more out of the way on each stop to ensure there are no left turns!  I don't work for UPS - I'll take a left, thank you very much - why send me 5 miles out of the way? - and I route 20+ stops at a time.

I came to Google because Yahoo was cumbersome.  Guess it's back to friggin' Yahoo.

Thanks for zilch...
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 4/23/15 10:24 AM
You still can access the old Classic Google Maps (as long it exists, of course).
At the right-bottom side of the New Google Maps, there is a black question mark. Click on it. Then you can click on "Return to Classic Google Maps".
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! tcrowley 4/23/15 11:23 AM
Use the following URL to get to Classic Google maps.  At least for now:

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! OffCenter Larry 4/24/15 1:25 PM
So we have to put them in one at a time, now?  WTG, Danny.  I needed more things to do.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! lyndonp 4/27/15 1:47 AM
Hello Daniel(Community manager) rogerbarnes and ehg
 
I too use the copy paste from excel function many times daily in the same way as MarieJohnson.  I agree, you cannot "upload" an excel file as such.  However if you take this from Excel and paste into the search bar in Classic maps it finds multiple destinations straight off.  The new maps cannot handle this, and only goes to 10 destinations, not 26. 
 
Very limiting, sadly, because the Classic was really good at this, I would expect a google product to get better not worse!
 
I look forward to improvements.
 
Copy/paste this;

to: BN12 6EN

to: BN13 3HD

to: BN14 7BZ

 

 

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! lyndonp 4/27/15 2:51 AM
Ah ha! Following my last post I have now solved it.

RogerBarnes, ehg, mariejohnson and all others, I have the answer, and it is not reverting to Classic, because Classic is about to disappear.  It's just change the data you copy & paste from Excel. 

If you want directions to 4 places in Classic Maps you copy & paste this from excel into the maps search bar - kings cross, london to: barbican, london to: liverpool street, london to: st pancras, london

To achieve the same in the new Maps, just make your excel "concatenate" a link like this instead, using the same address data - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/kings+cross,+london/barbican,+london/liverpool+street,+london/st+pancras,+london/

These actual locations may not be the best example but you can see the pattern of the link you need Excel to generate.

Hope that helps.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 4/27/15 3:21 AM
Classic Maps can up to 25 (letter Y), not 26 (the Z can not be used).
Cheers
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ehg 4/27/15 3:37 AM
@lyndonp

glad you figured it out and shared your solution here
Much appreciated
Regards
egh
Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Mario Bruno 4/27/15 11:58 AM
When will this feature be available in the Google maps app.  I played with it on the desktop and it was great, but when I shared via email and brought it up on my mobile it showed the blue line for my entire route but had the red pin and written directions only going to my first stop/destination.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Krista Barnes 4/28/15 1:18 PM
When mapping out multiple destinations, how do you switch the order of destinations for planning travel? They used to have it in the google maps classic, but its not in the new update.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ssgbarbour 4/28/15 1:45 PM
I work for my local government as an inspector and need to add multiple addresses (15 - 20 per day).  I have lost this functionality with the new google maps.  Please restore this feature.  When I would search before, each address would be labeled by a letter of the alphabet and I could route my day properly.  Now I can only put in 8 addresses.  
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Tim Chesnutt 4/28/15 9:56 PM
I have just discovered that maps we have been using for years for events have been crippled.  The Classic Maps was a solution we would have been happy to pay for, but was wonderful as a free solution.  I can't find any way to get back to this level of functionality.

Is there any service that we can purchase that will give us back with Google Maps used to provide?

FWIW, I could only map ten locations in Google Earth as well.

Any alternatives much appreciated.

Tim.

PS  IS there any explanation for why they killed the Classic Maps?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 4/28/15 10:34 PM
Perhaps we can use another map that still have 20 (I think) directions: https://maps.yahoo.com/
20 is poor as well, but much better than 10.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! scoothamilton 4/29/15 4:36 AM
I've worked out how to put multiple destinations into the NEW Google Maps (2015) using an Excel list of destinations up to 25 long.

Although it's not as reliable as the '[space]to:' available in Classic Maps, it should work for you.

Using Excel, create your list of destinations in Column B2 to B26, in this case I'm using UK postcodes. No more than about 20-25 long. Somewhere else on the page, put the following into two separate boxes.
I have used B60 for

,+United+Kingdom/

and B61 for

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/
Then put this code in to create your list. You will need to delete any extra ,+United+Kingdom/ off the end before you copy it. This can be pasted straight into the address bar of your browser (rather than the Google Maps Search Bar):

=B61&B2&B60&B3&B60&B4&B60&B5&B60&B6&B60&B7&B60&B8&B60&B9&B60&B10&B60&B11&B60&B12&B60&B13&B60&B14&B60&B15&B60&B16&B60&B17&B60&B18&B60&B19&B60&B20&B60&B21&B60&B22&B60&B23&B60&B24&B60&B25&B60&B26

You will have to delete any locations that it can't find otherwise it breaks the whole route. You can manually tweak this for your country by entering multiple destinations in Google Maps manually and then looking at the address for the result in the address bar.

Hope it helps
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Uwe Langhammer 4/29/15 11:53 AM
Only 10 way-points?  
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Justine Estee 4/29/15 1:16 PM
Absolutely hate it.  I can't fathom why you needed to change the entire format to make improvements. I am entirely dependent on it for work and now I am screwed. The multiple locations feature is not very robust at all. It lists some of the names of the locations on the map and does not identify others. In other words, some of the desitnations on the map are missing. The icons are NOT obvious in terms of what they do. I only need the map, not the directions but I can't print the map the way I used to.  In the past, I could scale the map to exactly what areas of the map I wanted to cover. Now, I can't control what areas it prints. I am beyond upset!!!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! GE evans 4/29/15 7:24 PM
Went to Google maps on the home computer last night and found "my maps account" was in the new version - changing it back to classic maps, it doesn't exist anymore - only the new beta or the LITE VERSION, lite version does nothing for you as you cannot save destinations at all. So now, we just have the useless version which you can't save destinations and can't have multiple destinations.
Google does nothing won't listen to the people who use the maps.
Please Google administration respond to the people?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! GE evans 4/29/15 8:51 PM
I find the only way I can prepare a list of destinations beforehand is to look each one up individually and share each link to myself (I use an diary app, which can put in order on the day travelling) then when travelling open diary page click on the first link ask it to open using maps and then ask for directions. 2nd link is then used and so on - works fairly well this way
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! GE evans 4/30/15 5:18 PM
I found this link via life's hacks to get back to classic maps although no idea how long that will last for
http://www.google.com/local
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Tim Chesnutt 4/30/15 5:36 PM
That link/feature (http://www.google.com/local) may be geographically restricted/controlled, as when I go through the link, I have the *new* Google maps, and no way to access the Classic maps.

(I am in Canada)
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Eileen Turner 5/5/15 9:04 AM
I've just tried the above link as well with no success and I am in the UK. So frustrated as have a load of routes around the US that I was trying out for an extended trip starting in August and now have no access to them. Don't really understand importing from Excel etc and don't really want to get into that now. Thank you very much Google.!!!!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Jeanne Im upset 5/6/15 4:59 AM
So far I am very frustrated with the new google.  I want a different route to the same destination.
In the old google I was able to pull the route to get it to reroute.
Until I learn to reroute to the same destination because your route is not what I want, I will be looking at other maps to see what I can find.
Your new Google does not work for me and I used the old google for years.
I loved old google maps and I want it back.
How can I get it back?
How can I get a copy of the old google maps back on my computer and it stay on my computer without you taking it away from me.
I have depended on google maps for years.
I don't want any of your new updates.
I am hoping that maybe I just don't know how to use your new Google.
If that is the case, please let me know ASAP as I need it now!
Jeanne
706-356-1488
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Jason Risdon 5/6/15 8:38 AM
You need to increase the amount of destinations one can plot for a trip.  Why is this set at only 10?  Please change it to the 20+ it used to be.  What is the logic behind taking away a feature that existed in the old version? 
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Carol Owings 5/7/15 12:18 PM
How do I do multiple destinations?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! JSessoms 5/8/15 12:20 PM
This helped slightly.

But it takes an awful lot of additional steps to add another destination and the maps are excruciatingly slow to update. It would be helpful if you could reinstate "Add another destination" to the right click context menu.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! GE evans 5/9/15 4:08 PM
I'm in Sydney Australia, sorry it hasn't worked overseas - try in your location to Google classic google maps see if it comes up with anything
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Jason Cotter 5/11/15 7:47 PM
Same as many others on here, I rely heavily on routing destinations for work and I am BEYOND SCREWED right now. I had no idea I would be on here all night trying to get this stuff routed. WHERE ARE THE LABELS ON THE DESTINATIONS?? (A,B, C, etc). On a scale of 1 to 10, this upgrade is a LIFE RUINER. On top of that, I have no idea why Google (a company that makes almost anything on the computer possible) decided to limit my destinations to merely 10. LIFE RUINER. Please, I'm desperately begging someone to fix this stuff very soon. PLEEEEEASE!!!!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ssgbarbour 5/12/15 11:23 AM
I agree.   It ruined everything.   I had to switch to mapquest
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! ssgbarbour 5/12/15 11:24 AM
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Eileen Turner 5/12/15 11:35 AM
Hi ssgbarbour
Does mapquest allow more than 10 waypoints? I have been searching and trying out lots of different map systems and I'm afraid I haven't found anything that was as good as Google used to be. Some allow more waypoints but don't allow dragging the route to suit your own plans, some don't have intuitive addressing so that if you know the address roughly it can guess the rest for you, some don't allow saving of your maps only your waypoints or favourite places. I really am beginning to despair. Do you think Google are even reading these posts. There doesn't seem to be any response from them. Yours, beginning to loose my hair and patience, Eileen.

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 5/12/15 12:59 PM
Please try Yahoo Maps. https://maps.yahoo.com/
It is very like the old Classic Google Maps, and has a maximum of 20 waypoints.
Cheers
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Eileen Turner 5/12/15 1:20 PM
Thank you Charvista, will try it tomorrow.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Nagaraj NV 5/14/15 1:25 AM
Hi,

  can we add more then 10 directions.. 
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Eileen Turner 5/14/15 3:25 AM
Hello Charvist, thanks for your suggestion. I have tried Yahoo which seems to work in most respects but I can't see how to actually save the maps. Perhaps I'm just dim. :)
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 5/14/15 6:24 AM
Hi Eileen
I was not aware that you could save the maps in the Google Classic Maps, as I never needed to do so.
The only suggestion I am thinking of, is that you can make a screenshot of your map with your traced route, so you have a jpg or png image.
If you are a programmer, you can launch the Yahoo Maps with parameters to trace the complete route automatically onscreen, like Google Classic Maps. This is also a "way" to save the map. I am doing that through the 'PureBasic' language.
Cheers
Richard
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Rab Tom 5/14/15 1:02 PM
Strange! I was able to add multiple places at work without any problem. At home, I was able to add two places and then the plus sign is no longer there any more and I cannot add a new place!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! robtx 5/14/15 11:42 PM
I was pretty close to a daily user of Google maps, both for personal use and for research.  It was pretty clear all along that the dumbed-down, clunky, and incredibly frustrating new "beta-lite-etc." version was going to eventually replace the old intuitively functional one that also allowed power-users to do so many things with it.  I've been trying for multiple years now to adjust to the newer version.

I feel like I must appear an old man shaking his cane angrily at change, but I cannot figure out how to like the new Google maps, and I get irrationally mad at it every time I try to use it, even if it is for something as simple as trying to meet someone to buy something off of craigslist while avoiding toll roads, much less the complicated research-related maps that I previously found useful enough to give grad student clinics on how to use Google's incredibly cool KML language for handling practical spatial ecology tasks, etc.

I wish that Google had kept the old version available for us, even though I was pretty sure that wasn't in the cards, even back when their refrain to all the upset questions was simply a cheery "switch to the old version, this is just a preview of the amazing possibilities!"

Those possibilities are here and they are pretty meager gruel (but the look snazzy from a distance, I guess, if that was the entire point - bastardize one of their flagship products for and incredibly marginal improvement in snazz factor).

Ughhh
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 5/15/15 4:30 AM
Not only Google Maps changed, but also this forum since two or three days!
And not only Google Maps is going mad, but Windows 10 as well. All white and grey, and windows without borders.
Apple also lost its good taste with Yosemite, all flattened and using a less pretty font...
It looks like we all need to go down to climb the stairs again later. Marketing & Money...........

Ughhh
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Eileen Turner 5/16/15 3:15 AM
Right. I think that I have now got to grips with Mapquest maps. I can save my maps, I have managed 18 waypoints, not perfect but better than the new google, I can click on the route and drag it and I can print my map and directions. Woohoo. I can't seem to get street view and the programme seems to be a bit flaky, i.e. it seems to get stuck after a while and I have to refresh to continue (this of course may be me and my computer). All in all, the old google was better and fitted my needs perfectly but as the new is just too restrictive I will now do all my route planning etc on Mapquest.
Goodbye Google, either intentionally or not you have managed to lose my patronage and probably that of many others.
There still seems to be nobody at Google taking any notice of our complaints or even bothering to acknowledge our problems with the new version. Doesn't seem to me to be very business like.
Will keep an eye on this forum just in case someone at Google does actually respond.
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Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Miles Berkley-Smith 5/16/15 4:46 AM
But the recent version of google is still vastly inferior to that of a couple of years ago. Everyone talks of contsant frustrations. Why on earth was this irritating update issued?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Denis K 5/16/15 7:44 AM
This feature is no longer working. It's impossible to have more than 2 destinations (start and end point) for a route. Please, return this feature back!
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! charvista 5/16/15 9:05 AM
Hi Eileen
Glad that you found your way either with Yahoo or Mapquest.
I know from the past that Google is changing things without prior warning. What you see now, may vanish the next minute. It is very frustrating, especially when some features disappear or are worse that it was before.
I also loved the old Classic Google Maps... Goodbye Google Maps.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! garry harmer 5/18/15 7:20 PM
Any chance the number of input locations on google maps will be increased from the current 10?  is very restrictive when planning long or busy trips.  the last version of google maps was a lot easier, in my opinion, to use.

this new version reacts in unexpected ways, if trying to look closely at any given section of a route.  adds destinations to the route, makes it very difficult to back out of a view to get back to the original "route" that was created.  growing pains?  sure, but the old version was certainly a lot more pleasant to use.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Greg Collord 5/18/15 9:54 PM
Only ten destinations? From Google? The search engine of 160,000,000 hits for every search word?
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Eileen Turner 5/18/15 10:18 PM
Any ideas on how we get through to Google for a response. Unless I'm mistaken they don't seem to be reading any of our comments.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! bill bagley 6/1/15 12:58 PM
I still can only do a total of 10 stops, I need to do 50 stops

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Steve Cobb 6/1/15 4:04 PM
Hi Eileen,
  The best way to get the feedback to the developers is through the feedback system (not these forums sadly).

Under the help icon pop-up is "Send general feedback".



Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! John Uspensky 6/1/15 11:19 PM
I'm new to this so please help. i want to know if its possible to import an excel spreadsheet into Google create a map then have the list optimized for travel between all the points. for example if i import 10 addresses can my maps find the optimum route between those addresses and have the ability to export the optimized route in excel but also with turn by turn directions?

thanks 

Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Bernie L 6/4/15 5:21 AM
Even with the old/classic maps, I think you could only do up to about 25 points.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! [email address] 6/12/15 6:47 AM
Hi Google
 
This maximum of 10 destinations is a deal breaker. I am moving to Yahoo maps for all my route planning in future. I can plot up to 20 destinations and STILL vary the route on top by moving the route line. This is what I really want. I might come back for street views occasionally but it's not essential. If you think I'm going to pay a subscription for a new subscribers-only upgrade version of what I used to get for free and can still get free from Yahoo just because you have StreetView sorry it's not going to happen. Maybe others will. But not me.
Re: Get directions for multiple destinations on the New Google Maps preview! Diana Bellew 7/1/15 6:15 AM
How can I change directions on google maps.  I may not want to take a road with Rail Road Crossing or if the map takes me down a dirt road I use to just be able to move the blue line.  Can you direct me?
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