Originally Posted by edios
I was just going to try that on iPad, so opened Google Maps and it showed this at the startup. Maybe this was what you're talking about?
No,the start up screenshot just you provided nothing but Google ask to Log In to your account before you start using the Gmap App to your mobile device so they have your complete browsing details with them and thus help them display suitable Ad (Google Ad) and generate their revenue. User also get benefited from this also - Browse a location at your Computer Browser and the same location can be browse on Mobile / Tablet just visiting 'Maps History' option.
The Link you post in the 2nd post in this tread is the reverse way around (actual solution) what I asked for but sadly it not works anymore thanks to Google Stupid update.
What I want / What Google Maps and GMaps offered in their infant version was
1. Say I plan to take Road Trip from Kolkata to Delhi and want to stick on GQs.
2. Fire up my Laptop Browser -> Go To google maps dot com - > Log in there with my Google account.
3. Browse the location ->Right click on the map -> click -> Direction from here and start dropping pins from Kolkata to Delhi on the top of National Highways.
And this is not small but huge time consuming task.
4.Once it done, I can save this work under 'My places' as a new map with name.
Say 'Kol-To-Del-GQ'. It saves into as kml file.
(In my first post screenshot 1 is the one of such file and the screenshot 5 is total I made since year 2009)
5.Now when I hit the road with my phone / tablet I can just fire up the Gmaps app -> Log In to my Google Account if not signed up. Then Go to Option / Settings -> navigate to 'My Maps' and baaam there is 'Kol-To-Del-GQ' route plan along with your other older maps (If I created any earlier). Tap to Select the desired one.
Now you can see in 'Kol-To-Del-GQ' map / route plan in your phone / tablet screen along with your GPS location (as you Turn On the GPS), it is readily available then and there.
But now with latest & greatest Gmaps App You don't have the privilege to execute the step number 5. They decided to remove it.