Save routing as favorite for offline usage
Add the hability to save directions in your list of favorite so that it can be used when offline
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Hello and thanks everyone for voting for this suggestion which is now in the top 3 for Maps Pro!
In the last few months, there has been some big improvements in offline Maps Pro features, including:
“Download map for offline use around a route” (http://mapspro.uservoice.com/forums/251570-general/suggestions/5905632-download-map-for-offline-use-around-a-route)
and “Offline search for streets” (http://mapspro.uservoice.com/forums/251570-general/suggestions/5905604-offline-search-for-streets) which allows downloading offline data, searching for streets but also getting directions while offline.
With these improvements, I believe it changes a little bit this suggestion.
In the next version, you will instead have the hability to save directions (either calculated by Google Maps or by offline routing) as a GPX file that of course can be opened with Maps Pro at any time, wether you are offline or online
The GPX file format is limited and you can only have tracks and waypoints but it should be good enough.
Here are some screenshots of the process:
1: Get directions
2: A new menu is present on the left bar, with two options: Print and Export (GPX)
3: Press Export GPX and the file is saved either in the folder you chose in the options (or My Downloads by default). The file is loaded automatically in Maps Pro and referenced in Overlays
4: When the directions are removed, you can see that the overlay is still there, shown with a marker for each waypoint and a line for the path
The directions won’t be saved in your favorites but in your overlays, which makes more sense
This new feature will be in Version 83 that should be available next week.
Again, thanks a lot for your valuable feedback, it is very appreciated!