Street Address Gone

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1. Posted by pinovecs (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I've been using the "Your Travel Map" feature for a number of years, and within the past 6-8 months it seems like I've lost the ability to enter a street address for a city in the USA (or overseas too).

Is there a trick or has this feature been removed?

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6854 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

The map was changed over a year ago from using Google Maps to using open source mapping technology. That option had to be removed as part of that as it was a Google feature.

More on why that happened in this thread

3. Posted by pinovecs (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Ah thank you that makes sense. Too bad, but I get it.

If I know where a location is on the map is there a way to reference that as a stopping point?

For example - maybe I never got to the heart of Paris, I was on the outside edge, but the location of the stop was "Paris". Can I mark the actually location to calculate the drive and distance?

Thanks again!

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6854 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Yes, you can set exact locations, though it is a little fiddly. What you would do is enter the closest location that you can think of. Maybe in this case it would just be Paris.

Then, on the page immediately after selecting it, where you can add dates / transport mode, etc.. you can actually drag the marker around into a new position. You can also change the name of the location to anything you want. Once you've done that, the routing should also update accordingly.

Hope it helps.

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6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1406 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I can do this now, but I find that the address of the places becomes less precise when I do. So if I want to list Waldo, Alabama, I start out from Talladega and drag the pointer down to Waldo. The GPS is precise but the name in the box is "USA". Not even the state - Alabama. Just "USA" And if the spot is out in the Atlantic offshore, I think it defaults to "World"