The "Send" option has disappeared from Google Maps. I selected a destination point on the map and today there doesn't appear to be a way to send to my Garmin GPS. I've tried several different searches and even in IE7 and Firefox but still no "Send" button to click.
Anyone else see this today?
They must be having a problem.Just checked and also didn't see it.Use MapQuest http://www.mapquest.com/ .
I've noticed that most search items on Google don't have the send option so I have been using Mapquest which seems to have more items with this feature.
I have used Mapquest a lot but started using Bing maps lately. http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=Z9LH8 .Bing Maps also good for custom pois. You can export as a kml or gpx.
Bing Maps also has a send option and it works for both MSN Direct and USB connections.
I found this post on Google's help page today:
I wanted to let you all know that the Maps team is aware of this issue and is working to fix the feature soon. I know this is an important feature for several users and I can assure you that it's not our intention to remove it from Google Maps.
I'll post an udpate here when I hear more news!
Thanks for your patience.
Note: BB is an employee of Google. Paul
An address I have used before now has the wrong name of the street in google maps. What is going on?
OK, so I had Mapsource files turned on and there was a problem with the USER, namely me, sorry for the following. Will not delete the post so everyone can get a laugh at my expense!!!
There is something major wrong with Google Maps on Google Earth.
The road from Fort Worth to Azle, Texas has a lot of boxes on it with lat and lon and there are roads showing that are not there. There are also roads that are there and not showing. These are not new roads, but very old roads. Roads I have sued on Google maps many times.
Something is going on. Maybe a virus got to Google Earth Maps!
Information I received is that Google started using their own maps in October 2009. Until they get all the startup problems corrected, I would verify everything with Yahoo or Mapquest. I got this piece of information from the man that started Navteq and sold it for over 7 Billion.
Sorry for being so stupid!!!! But the names are still incorrect on the roads.
I think Google Maps having other problems too.I used to use it a lot to make custom pois.It worked really well and saved a lot of time.I started having problems on using the last save screen not carrying over all the info to the file.Make report on it but have not seen a fix yet.Been using Bing Maps since for custom pois.
Hmm! I can't imagine that this would be a permanent disruption and not temporary due to a glitch. Garmin's relationship with Google and the nuLink service on the 1690 touts one of the features as having the ability to send Google search results to your GPS over the wireless service.
I guess we will have to wait and see.
Be careful and use street view to verify things. In looking around my area Google named a drive way as a street and gave the street the same name as the street it turns off of. My road is incorrect as is the one that comes into my road. Bing has them correct. I sent a correction to Google for these to be corrected. We are planning a trip to New York soon so I will be using Yahoo or Mapquest and Bing for this trip. I do like Google and hope they correct things soon.
I agree with mgarledge about Google map errors. When Google dropped TeleAtlas a few weeks ago in favor of their own maps, several errors were introduced in my area that had been correct before. I also find many cases where the streets don't line up with the satellite view; often being off by several hundred feet. So when I identify a POI and get coordinates, it is hard to know how to place the point. Should you go by the map view or satellite view when placing the point? In these cases I usually try to validate the coordinates with another source (Bing, Mapuest, Navteq, etc). I do like the Google street level view though for verifying POI locations. There is no substitute for actual visual identification of the POI.
......I do like the Google street level view though for verifying POI locations. There is no substitute for actual visual identification of the POI.
I use the google view all the time.
I was looking at Bing and it offered a downlown of a program called Silverlight (I think that is what it was) it said you would have street views but I didn't do it for lack of information on it. I am going to research it and see if it ok and if it lets you see the street view in Bing.
Silverlight is Microsoft's version/replacement for Adobe Flash.
Google says they're working on it.
MapQuest works fine.
I went to Mapquest and the street names were correct, but how do I see the street view?
Mapquest does not have street level view like Google. Also, their aerial view is in most areas not close to the resolution that Google and Bing have.
Mapquest is great for route planning and tranferring the route to the nuvi, but not so good for POI validation and POI file creation.
In GoogleMaps, go to an address such as 5919 Nevada Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367. You'll see 4 small cul-de-sacs between Farralone Ave. & Rolling Rd. The actual street names from left to right (W to E) SHOULD be Hague Pl., Nevada Ave., Glade Ave., and Hanna Ave. (which isn't even labeled). They actually have the real Nevada Ave labeled as "Hannay" which as far as I know isn't a street name in all of Los Angeles County.
My point is, street view still shows these errors... UNLESS zooming in to a street sign is clear enough see for sure I reported the error and received a confirmation reply from GMaps. Things such as this and the mysterious "send feature" going poof has me losing faith in GMaps for any future use. I really liked the send to GPS feature because I could give an address a reference name without having to go into the Garmin device.
*edit* GoogleMaps "send" is apparently working now!
Yea, it's back.
I reported all the mis information I found on the Map. Be sure and report everything you find that is incorrect so they can get their maps back to the great level they were before they changed. I have used GoogleMaps for so much and hope to use them in the future.
Thanks - I just noticed it and was going to report out.
How do you export a site on the Bing Map to your Garmin?
In the left pane next to the map, there is a "Send" link. That opens a menu and one of the selection is "Send to GPS"
I'm sorry, I'm using Bing Maps and I don't see any send link on the left side of the map. Is it hidden in some other item?
You have to put something on the map to send. For example, create driving directions from
44.90322, -66.989109 to 42.591945, -72.309726.
Now look down at the bottom of the left pane and you should see "Send to: Email, Mobile, GPS"
If your Bing uses Silverlight then I don't think you will see a "Send" option. Look down to the lower right and if you see "Back to Classic" then you are using the Silverlight version. You can click it and I think you will then be able to Send.
Once you search for something a stick pin will be placed on the map - if you hover over it or click on it you will also see the send options there too.
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