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July 18, 2017
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Lazz R1
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Hi Guys,

I'm not sure whether I'm being a bit dumb, or whether it doesn't exist, but one thing I am struggling with, is finding a historic Rt66 map that i can edit to add my own stops (Attractions, hotels, etc). I'd also like to add detours for things like Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon.

All of the Rt66 google maps that I've found online don't allow me to edit them. They also don't have distances/travel times.

Ideally, I'd really like to find a Google Map with the historic route planned with distances that i can edit and personalize.

Does this exist, or will i need to plug all the information in myself?

Thanks in advance for the help,
Laurence

July 19, 2017
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Hi there, I stumbled upon a trip planner/map site called furkot - it's great! I have been able to add all my stops along the route and where needed drag the route away from main roads, etc.. There is also the option to avoid highways where possible and many more great options. Here is a link https://trips.furkot.com/ - it takes a little while to find your way around but is worth the effort. Can also download to phone/tablet and use in offline mode.

July 19, 2017
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Thank you Hells! I'll take a look!

January 3, 2018
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great link hells

January 8, 2018
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Hi Laurence,

Googlemaps actually already has this functionality built in! I've been plotting my own Route 66 map, to act as my personalised guide book on it for my upcoming trip in May. The link for my map, to show you what Google's functionality looks like, is here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mP-_XqnWxhIvFx8pQ7ebgmVRe5G-gZE_&usp=sharing

To create your own what you do is:
1. Go to Google and login (if you don't have a Google account then I think you'll have to create one), and then go to maps.
2. Click on the three horizontal lines next to the search/entry field in Googlemaps (usually top left corner of the screen).
3. Select "Your Places", then the "Maps" tab.
4. Click "Create a new map" / click "See all your maps" then click "+ create a new map".

To view the map, or edit it next time you want to add anything new to it, follow steps 1-3.

You can create categories (as I have with "accommodation", "food and drink" etc), and when you save locations to the map (search for them then click "Add to map") you can change the colour and symbol for the pin too. You can change the name of the location, and add additional text information (such as a website link or phone number for a hotel) to help you out on the road. You can also plot routes between waypoints (click the little symbol of three circles joined by lines under the search bar when you are in the map builder window), which you can do either between set locations, or just by clicking on the map to set each waymarker, and you can measure distances and areas (the little ruler icon). Really handy for trip planning!

Your personalised map can be viewed on any device that you can normally access Googlemaps from, using either a web browser or a Googlemaps app (the app has the added benefit that it works offline too - great for when you are on the road! You just can't search for new things when you are offline, but it still shows you your location.)

I plan to use this when I'm on the road, and fire it up each morning over breakfast (or the night before) to decide my route and stopping points for the next day. I've saved all the things I've ready about or had recommended to me so I can use them as options.

If you've any questions or want any tips on how to work this tool, give me a shout!

Best regards,

Rich

January 11, 2018
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that a nice map. im due to drive the road at end of march. just trying to work out the best stops have 16 days to work with.
planning is fun but hard work!!!

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