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Question: With Google Earth I often use the “Directions” tab under “Search” in top left corner panel. I see there is only a “From” and “To” field listed. What if I wanted to add a destination in the interim between your "From" and "To" or a stop along the way or even more than one stop? Is there a way to do this? Is there some setting to do this? Is there some Google Earth add-on to do this? I have to think Google thought about this one, right? I have been doing some investigating and I do not see anything, but it doesn’t mean that it is not there.

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asked 11/20/2011 03:01

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I know in Google Maps you click Add destination
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> sgsm81 & anyone:

Hi. I see you mention Google Maps. Okay, that is great. Thanks for the information! I was wondering with Google Earth too?
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answered 2011-11-21 at 00:14:23

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Targus

You should be able to right click and hit to add destination.
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answered 2011-11-21 at 13:58:29

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TommySzalapski

> TommySzalapski:

Hello. I right-clicked within the "Search" box area inside the "Directions" tab's "From" and "To" fields available, and I didn't see any context menu appear let alone 'add destination' options.

It sounds you have an answer and know something about this and maybe I am not doing this 'EXACTLY' right??? Please let me know in details. ...and I right-clicking in the 'right' area or not?

     
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answered 2011-11-23 at 08:17:55

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Targus

I was talking about right clicking on the map itself where you want the additional destination. What version of Google Earth are you using?
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answered 2011-11-23 at 12:42:01

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TommySzalapski

> TommySzalapski:

Hello again. I 'think' what you are saying in that I can right-click/context menu and select "Directions from here" or "Directions to here" options when I place my pointer at any point along my path in your first route directions I requested. Yes, I see that. I didn't know that existed in Google Earth. However, when I do this, I find that when I select "Directions from here" for example; that this new point along the path now becomes the "From:" field completely replacing the first "From:" field. That is what I don't want. What happens is I am really starting a WHOLE NEW set of directions between two NEW points where in reality I cannot have individual stops along my destination -- that is what I am looking for like sgsm81 indicates in Google Maps where I can place individual stops between the “From:” and “To:”. Follow me?

FYI, I have Google Earth version: 6.1.0.5001 -- new or fairly new (trying to keep up in the constant termoil of technology) -- shouldn't be an issue.
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answered 2011-11-24 at 13:46:47

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Targus

> TommySzalapski & anyone:

If TommySzalapski or anyone would like to (or continue to) tackle this issue with Google Earth as I asked in my initial posted comment at top and especially clarified in my last comment directly above, please feel free to. Thanks!
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answered 2011-11-25 at 12:01:23

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Targus

Sorry for the delay. I didn't bring my laptop with me over the holiday.

Okay. So you are trying to put them all into one route? Why not just go from A to B then from B to C and make two routes? You could draw them as a polygon or manually stitch them together in the kml file but it's very easy to just add push pins to all the destinations and do them in pairs.
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answered 2011-11-27 at 12:05:16

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TommySzalapski

> TommySzalapski:

Hello again. Yes, I am trying to get them into 'one route'. Yes, you could do that in that you could "go from A to B then from B to C and make two routes". But it sounds more complicated that way. I guess from what you are telling me that Google Earth per se really DOES NOT have this option, only A -> B singular routes with no stops along the way. I just find this highly surprising that such a simple common function taking into account that most people would desire to stop along the way or have places they need to figure and calculate times and distances is not available in Google Earth is actually shocking at this day and age.
I do see Google Maps option the sgsm81 alludes in his first comment now that I didn’t see before after some deeper digging with Google Earth's interface.  I see by going thru: File -> View In Google Maps while opening up the build-in browser in Google Earth does provide "Add Destination" option under "Get Directions" -- the best I think I am going to get at this time as an answer/solution to my issue. Someone should tell Google about this obvious omission and hope to see it added in an upcoming version of Google Earth.

Again, thanks for your help!
 
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answered 2011-11-28 at 08:44:47

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Targus

Thank you both for your help!!! I have to say now that I see what sgsm81 is referring to -- that hidden function WITHIN Google Earth that links to their online web-server to access Google Maps. The best I am going to get at this time.
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answered 2011-11-28 at 12:15:08

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