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Display Name: Auricle
Member Since: 7/24/12

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I've planned several European roadtrips using Google Maps now and it does make planning the trips easier.

One challenge has been that data roaming while in Europe can get expensive so I turn off data roaming while in Europe. Which means I can't realistically use my iPhone as a GPS so I still rely on a Garmin GPS while driving. But a few things I've found that helped though:

* You can export your map as KML and then convert your map to another format (which I can't remember off hand) that can be imported by the Garmin windows app and then transferred to your Garmin GPS. This will show your Google Map to appear as points of interest on your Garmin which you can navigate to if you select them.
* Sometimes nothing beats having a paper map that you can carry around, again important because I don't have data roaming. So I've used http://maps.taurich.org/printmaps/ to print my maps. You can print your whole map with a legend for your points of interest, or you can zoom in to individual areas in detail. And if you print them out as PDFs, you can view them on your iPhone


How to Use Google Maps to Plan Your Next Vacation
7/24/12 04:37 PM