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Multipoint routing in Bing Maps or Windows Maps?
Ken in Regina
Okay, I must confess to feeling rather dumb. I cannot figure out how to do anything more than A to B routing in either Bing Maps online or Windows Maps. Has anyone figured this out yet? Or is it just not possible at this time?

...ken...
GoneNomad
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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
...Or is it just not possible at this time?
...ken...
That is my understanding: Win10Maps cannot anything more than A to B routing.

But Bing.com/maps definitely can.
Use the "+" sign, to left of the red arrow in the attached screencap:
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Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by GoneNomad
Use the "+" sign, to left of the red arrow in the attached screencap:
I figured that out a week or so ago. And then forgot!! So simple. So stupid!

And now I recall that you can even rearrange them easily by just grabbing the letter in front of a stop and dragging it up and down in the list.

...ken...
GoneNomad
I think the 3 little dots at the left are the grab "handle"

Must not be a "+" sign in the Win10Maps route builder?
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by GoneNomad
I think the 3 little dots at the left are the grab "handle"

Must not be a "+" sign in Win10Maps?
No Plus sign, no nothing. I've searched the Internet and everything I find pretty much confirms that Windows Maps can't.

...ken...
GoneNomad
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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
No Plus sign, no nothing. I've searched the Internet and everything I find pretty much confirms that Windows Maps can't.

...ken...
While that is disappointing, it's not unusual compared to its direct competitors, except the main one: google maps.

But if using S&T for long route planning anyway, Win10Maps' lack of multi-point routing is less of a factor, thanks to the ease with which Copy & Paste works on Windows. Compared to Android, it's breeze. The other methods of transferring a multi-point route from google.com/maps to the GoogleMaps app require internet access.

No multi-point nav also eliminates another real problem multi-point navigation: the app may not "know" that you've passed one of your stops, and continue to direct you back to a previous stop.

I encountered many instances of CoPilot doing exactly this, just because the physical stop was in the parking lot, evidently too far away for CoPilot to "know" we had arrived. Unless I manually marked the stop as reached, those (mis)directions continued, unaffected by travel along what was obviously a subsequent part of the route.

The CoPilot manual says you only have to get within 200 feet of a via point for it to "know" about it. obviously it must be a lot less (too much less, IMO) for a stop.

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Ken or TCassidy - are you able to change routes by dragging in Win10Maps?
...Similar to Bing.com/maps (and most others)?
tcassidy
I would say no.

Terry
GoneNomad
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Originally Posted by tcassidy
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Originally Posted by GoneNomad
...are you able to change routes by dragging in Win10Maps? ...Similar to Bing.com/maps (and most others)?
I would say no.
Terry
Bummer.

About the only practical way to go directly from S&T (or other WinOS route planner) via copy&pasting a single-line address into a nav app is Win10Maps, and not only is it unable to do multi-point routes, the routes can't be altered manually either.

That's a real drawback.

And other than CoPilot (which doesn't use single-line address entry, and has some other drawbacks), the next best way (google maps) requires an internet connection to get the address or location to the nav module.

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