Now that everything is installed and
up-to-date here are the quick instructions:
- Create your route in Google
Maps however you like
- Click on the GMapToGPX
bookmark in your toolbar
- Save the generated GPX to
whatever file name you like
- Load the file in MapSource
- Recalculate the route(s) in
- Save the file in MapSource
overwriting the file you just loaded
- Load PONI killer and convert
- Load the new "XXX Unflagged"
file in MapSource
- Send the route from MapSource
to your GPS
- Make sure your GPS has Auto
Routing Turned Off
So why all the steps. Well
first you have to get the Google Maps into GPX format so it
can be loaded, manipulated and sent to the GPS.
I am sure you are wondering why you need PONI Killer.
If you don't you will be interrupted every time you get
to a place where you "shaped" the route, then you
need PONI Killer. Basically
every place you dragged the route in Google Maps created a
waypoint. This waypoint will be announced (and it gets
annoying) each time you approach and pass it. PONI
Killer in a way removes the waypoint but leaves the route in
tact so all you hear are the turns and not a bunch of
excessive notifications. Problem is PONI Killer doesn't recognize the format
generated by GMapToGPX so steps 4-6 creates a file it can
understand. Step 10 has you turning off the Auto Routing.
If you don't do this the GPS will quickly re-route and
likely to the fastest or shortest path to your destination.
An alternative is to use
Harley Davidsons Ride Planner for steps 1 and 2.
You still need to do the other steps if you don't want the
annoying waypoint messages while navigating.