I have followed the directions on Google Maps to create a map with a set of directions on as a layer. The advice I followed was Here

An example of what this looks like in the creation tool is: enter image description here

and I can "preview" the map like so: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Owtp4cJZOX8dvnaZ9foH8LhlqwJ97Z7O&usp=sharing (should now be a public link)

But what I can't seem to work out is how to actually use those directions with the normal directions provided by google where I can route plan and get timings/distances etc.

I want to put that route into this view enter image description here

  • I have sent an access request to the link.
    – Xnero
    Jan 1 '19 at 13:18
  • @DManokhin I've updated with a public link I believe
    – GPPK
    Jan 1 '19 at 13:20
  • So what do you want to do?
    – Xnero
    Jan 1 '19 at 13:22
  • Take those directions and press the "navigate by car" button and get timing/distances as well as a proper route. Like you get in the Google Maps app normally
    – GPPK
    Jan 1 '19 at 13:26
  • I've added a picture of the normal view I mean
    – GPPK
    Jan 1 '19 at 13:27

On the side bar look for this:


Then select your mode of transport. Then click the three dots and click step-by-step directions. The view isn't exactly the same though but similar.

  • Thanks, this seems to be the only way, but useful none-the-less!
    – GPPK
    Jan 1 '19 at 13:52

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