Change your Google Maps directions!

Earlier this week, Joshua Blankenship posted about Google Maps’ ability to easily retrieve a link to the current map.

Today I discovered another feature that’s pretty sweet:

In confirming the route/time for tomorrow’s trip to New Jersey, I noticed some text at the top of the side bar, indicating that I could drag and drop the blue route line to modify the trip! This is fantastic if you know part of the route and want to optimize the directions to avoid certain roads, or to simplify the directions for somebody else (who may not care if it’s 5 minutes slower – they just want fewer turns).

Pretty rockin’, and a new reason for me to love Google Maps even more.

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