Multiple trips on one map

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1. Posted by rtwin61days (Budding Member 4 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Is there a way to overlay 2 or more "trips" onto one map? I can only see a map of 1 "trip" (for example, a 10-city flight) at a time or all saved trips together.

2. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1843 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I have only been able to to this by making it all one trip. For instance in Feb. 1998 I went to Belize to dive, and then took a short week in Atlanta in June and in December went diving in Cozumel. In order to link the Belize and Cozumel trips, I made one trip out of all three visits.

Once I did the map with all the locations on it, and copied the map and included it as a photo at the top of the page instead of or in addition to the regular individual map. You might try that.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Sep-2020, 16:30 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

3. Posted by rtwin61days (Budding Member 4 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Thank you. Unfortunately, many of my separate"trips" have 20 or more stops (even over 300), so it become impractical to just add them all into a new collective 'trip'.

4. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1843 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I don't know of a way to display two trips at once on here. The only thing I can think of to do (and it would require some photo editing skills) is to take a screen shot of each trip individually and then overlay one photo on top of the other - making the top photo background transparent.

But if I might ask - why do you want to do this. I have many trips with a lot of stops, but I would think 300 stops in one trip would be confusing enough.

I do connect my trips together. Perhaps just doing that would work

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6. Posted by rtwin61days (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Two benefits of being able to group multi-stop trips that I see are (1) being able to visualize certain 'types' of trips, for example, all work trips, or all family trips, or all church mission trips, or all solo trips, or all trips with your best friend, etc. and (2) being able to see stats on those groupings, for example, you visited 12 countries on work trips and 15 on personal trips.

Just interesting ways to view things and run the numbers. I hope some day the site operator will add that functionality.

Safe travels.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1843 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Those kinds of things would be better in a spreadsheet and not on a map.

I do color code my maps here and I could put all of one color together

8. Posted by rtwin61days (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I also keep a spreadsheet, but would still like to see the visual.

When you say, "I could put all of one color together," is there a way on this site to view just all trips with one particular color?

9. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1843 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

No I have to overlay the various maps that are all one color
This is one I tried today

It is three trips I took in 2018 - one from Baltimore to Houston to Amsterdam, to Tanzania and back, one from Maryland driving down to FLorida and taking a Caribbean cruise and the last one to a funeral in NJ from Maryland which is just a big dot because the distances don't show at that magnification. I haven't gotten them exactly identical but they are pretty close

I took a screen shot of each trip map, cropped them sort of identical, and then did a collage of them overlaid.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Oct-2020, 02:45 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

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