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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:42 am

Time to lobby for more location holding capacity then!

Sorry for the confusion, I meant destinations. So yes, the waypoints are very important. If it only takes destinations then the nav unit will calculate it's own route, which is not good.

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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:54 am

nader wrote:Time to lobby for more location holding capacity then!

Sorry for the confusion, I meant destinations. So yes, the waypoints are very important. If it only takes destinations then the nav unit will calculate it's own route, which is not good.
You could send 6 way points to the car (in the proper sequence) as destinations. Then as you reach each one of them, proceed to the next one. Since you will be spending quite some time in Tracy and Merced, there you could use your laptop/wireless device to upload the next 6 waypoints each time :P
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:30 am

garygid wrote:Apparently Carwings "Google-Map" support holds the most recent 6 "locations" in a "stack", with no way to erase or clear them. The most recently added location is at the top of the stack.
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Doing an auto-sync at power on does not change the story much.
Yeah, I read the 6 locations thing and thought I understood it. I was ok with "dealing with" all 6, if it only played auto-played the stack if there were new items. Since it does not do that, it seems to me that the only people who would want to auto-sync would be people who are constantly putting new items in that stack. Since I only plan to use it occasionally, it looks as if auto-sync is not for me.
nader wrote:Sorry for the confusion, I meant destinations. So yes, the waypoints are very important. If it only takes destinations then the nav unit will calculate it's own route, which is not good.
I'm still not fully following you. Your link has 3 "destinations" and... 12 waypoints. Your original post said that the waypoints are not important but the route is. So now you're saying the destinations aren't important, but the ... waypoints are? or???

If the three "Destinations" (which would be put in the Leaf as "waypoints") are the important part then no problem. You can do those directly through the Leaf or through the Carwings website. You just can't do it through directly through Google maps as one trip/route/whatever. You could send the three destinations separately to the Leaf from Google Maps, and then load up each destination as desired.

If however, you truly need all 12 waypoints in addition to the 3 destinations, you will need to break the trip into legs, and program each of those legs into the Leaf (or send them 6 at a time as destinations, like LEAFer suggested)

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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 11:30 am

5.A window will pop-up defaulting to sending the directions to an email address. In the left column, click on the second option 'Car'
I don't have a "Car" option on the pop up. The only option I see is EMAIL. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 11:43 am

So I tried this this past weekend. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong...
I used google to send a location to the car using step 1B in the OP.
The address got to the car no problem. But then what? No matter what I did, I couldn't set it as the destination! What the hell good is that? it just kept "playing" the address over and over, it showed a pin on the map, but that was all I could do with it. I was 30 miles away, and it was not easy trying to navigate by zooming in and out to see where I was at in relation and figure out which way to go.
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 12:03 pm

jcesare wrote: I don't have a "Car" option on the pop up. The only option I see is EMAIL. What am I doing wrong?
You have to sign in to Google to see the other options.
turbo2ltr wrote:It just kept "playing" the address over and over, it showed a pin on the map, but that was all I could do with it.
The trick is to hit "Pause" while it is playing - then you get the option to set it as a destination.

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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 1:24 pm

turbo2ltr wrote:So I tried this this past weekend. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong...
I used google to send a location to the car using step 1B in the OP.
The address got to the car no problem. But then what? No matter what I did, I couldn't set it as the destination! What the hell good is that? it just kept "playing" the address over and over, it showed a pin on the map, but that was all I could do with it. I was 30 miles away, and it was not easy trying to navigate by zooming in and out to see where I was at in relation and figure out which way to go.
i was confused about it first as well, but then discovered that trick was to Pause it first.
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 1:36 pm

'Pause' is definitely it. I'll add the sign-in requirement to see 'car' to post #1.

On the side, I haven't found a solution to the automated thing where sometimes it'll keep pop'ing up..so I, too, have disabled the automated feed retrieval/play for now. Realistically, I don't use the functionality often so it's not a big deal in my circumstance...

seems to be no rhyme or reason to why sometimes it plays and other times it doesn't...
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 2:16 pm

JasonT wrote:
jcesare wrote: I don't have a "Car" option on the pop up. The only option I see is EMAIL. What am I doing wrong?
You have to sign in to Google to see the other options.
Actually I was logged in. After checking Google for a solution, I found out this is a common problem. You need to do an address search and use the "Search Map" button. If you go directly to "get directions" only the email option appears. I misread your instructions.
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 2:31 pm

Got it working now
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