There comes a time when we all need to go somewhere fast. We need directions right away, since we do not know the area. We don’t have time to drive to Future Shop to buy a GPS. Here’s what you will need to do this:
-An internet connection to access Google Maps (well of course, how did you get here?).
1st step: Have paper loaded into your printer, and now go to Google Maps which you can click on that link or type in maps.google.com into your web browser address field.
2nd: Now type your location in A, then type your destination in B. Then click Get Directions.
3rd: You’ll see the directions now, it will explain how to get there step by step in the left column. You can print the page that your viewing by clicking on the Print button that has a red circle around it in the image above. You can also choose from viewing from the Satellite view, which you won’t want to do unless your just navigating. With a map layout like this it makes things alot easier. You can zoom in on your locations by using your scroll wheel on your mouse, as long as your cursor is focused on the map. In the top left part of the maps section, you’ll see the adjuster to zoom in or out too.
I find that the estimations of the amount of time it will take to get some where are pretty accurate. I used to use MapQuest.com for awhile… just like how I used to use Yahoo search over Google search. Map Quest has been inaccurate in some searches I’ve done too, and it just totally sucks going out to a certain location and being stuck because the maps are inaccurate. But now I pretty much use everything that Google offers, not because their cool but because their products work great. This tutorial may be useless to some people, it’s kind of a no-brainer. But trust me, I know people that have no clue on how to do this, so this is for them.
The only con to this method I will mention too is, when your driving around you have to remember or know which direction your facing to accurately use the map. If your heading North on a road and your lost and the map says to go South, your in trouble!. It’s pretty easy to not be in that situation though, I mean honestly…
Via Google Maps