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How to Get Driving Directions and More from Google Maps

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Enter Your Destination
Enter Google Maps driving destination for directions

Once you've clicked the Get Directions link, you'll see an area to add your starting and ending destinations (A and B). If you've set a default location, this will automatically be your starting point. Don't worry if you want to start from somewhere else. You can just erase it and type in a different origination point.

A few features worth mentioning at this point:

  • Google Maps lets you set multiple locations. Click Add Destination to add multiple destinations.  You'll move alphabetically, so your origin will always be A and your other points will follow. This is ideal for scenic roadtrips or dropping off deliveries.
  • You can get easy reverse directions by clicking on the arrows between the origin and destination locations. It will switch their position and give you directions in the opposite order. 
  • You don't have to know the exact address of your destination. In this screen shot, I've typied in "123rd Street, NY" and "New York Times Building, New York, NY." If these aren't precise enough locations, I'll be asked to clarify in in the next step.
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