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Drap and Drop to Add Markers and Change Routes in Google Maps

We’ve all used Google Maps to get directions. Most of us have probably even said to ourself “why is it going that way?”

Now you can change all that. For any Google Map Route, you can drag and drop to add route markers. This will let you adjust or completely change that route that Google planned. Each new custom point is added as a yellow pause “||” symbol so it’s easy to tell what changes you’ve made.

The most interesting thing to me is the ability to compare routes. I can map 2 or the paths to the same location (from the same starting point) and see which is the shortest. Could help you find your way around that traffic jam you always run into on the way home.

When I read about Google Gears (Beta) this morning, it really didn’t click with me until I read LifeHacker’s article explaining how to use it to read you Google Reader RSS feeds off-line. LifeHacker also mentions off line support is possibly in the works for GMail and Google Docs as well.

If Google wants to compete with Microsoft, I would say this is a much needed step. The key integration with Gmail and Google Docs will, of course, be synchronization with online content. Being able to allow users to work on documents and compose email, then upload/send those file when online access is available again is a pretty outstanding feature, if it’s done seamlessly. In order for users to select Google over Microsoft (or even Open Office) there needs to be a compelling reason, and online / off-line access could easily be the best one yet.