Map display

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1. Posted by SteveJD (Respected Member 8 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Why do all my driving routes show as straight lines? I have once, on my latest map, had a display showing road routes. All points are connected by car travel so I do not understand why I can't see a realistic display of the travel.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5585 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

To make a section of your trip follow the roads, do the following:
Make certain the left sidebar shows the trip overview. Then click on the bus or car icon between two destinations (this is pretty non-obvious, and easy to miss). That will expand the transport mode to its own line. Then click on the distance shown to the right of the icon, which will allow you to choose the route to show, with "straight line" and "curved line", but also (if both beginning and ending destination are known and on a road) an option "Drive". (It also shows public transport options and the like, which can be really handy when you're still in planning mode.) Picking the "Drive" option will make the trip line follow the roads.

Sadly if there's multiple driving routes you could've taken, you can't pick between them (it always shows the swiftest), so if you really care about showing the exact roads you used, you might have to add some dummy "stops" along the way.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Jul-2020, 06:44 GMT by Sander ]

3. Posted by SteveJD (Respected Member 8 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Many thanks - this seems a change from last year when I was planning trips but at least I now know!