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    Default google maps, best routes?

    First to the mods. I am jfrebel, but don't remember my password, so used facebook since it appears thats now an option for logging on. feel free to combine the accounts or delete the jfrebel account or whatever. I say this openly so I won't be considered a sockpuppet. (I'm jfrebel over at iMore too and they got this same message)


    anyway that said, I posted this google maps question over at iMore with no response. figuring y'all to be google buffs I'll post it here, and hope I can either get answers or lead on where to find an answer.

    google maps for iphone has 3 options regarding the transit directions.

    fastest, "less transfers and walking", and "best"

    now I know what fastest and less transfers mean and why and when I'd prefer each.

    fastest gets me there quicker but may require more walking and such. on sunny days this is good.

    less transfers means it may take longer but if its icy or something, I spend less time trudging through the elements.

    then theres' "best" which to me is subjective.

    best in what way? faster? less walking? I can't seem to find any info about why I may prefer this option or when to use it.

    on what criteria does google judge a route to be best?

    does anybody either know, or know where to point me to find out?

    thank you very much for the help!
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    Default Re: google maps, best routes?

    nobody has responded to this query, and as with iMore I'll bump it once (but no more because I don't want to be annoying) in the hopes somebody will see it and if nothing else point me in a direction to find the answer.

    I wish google had a customer service number.
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    Default Re: google maps, best routes?

    If it's like regular GPS routing, it's probably better termed "Practical", where it picks the most ideal route based on times, time of day, traffic patterns, cost, etc into consideration. That's not much more than a wild guess on my part, but may offer you some insight. I would just experiment with it and compare the three options and see how they differ.
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    Default Re: google maps, best routes?

    Thanks for the reply!

    yeah thats probably what I'll have to do. I can't find a solid answer anywhere.

    I'l just have to play with it. its a solid app. I love it! It certainly blows apples poor excuse for a map out of the water. LOL

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