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Blazing Zippers

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Posted: 03/05/22 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using Bing maps for directions from here to there.
However, awhile back, the site claims I haven't put in a "Waypoint" and cannot process the request. I haven't changed how I've done the inquiry, but now Bing doesn't work.
Can anyone tell me what I have to do?
OR---what's a good option for me to use?

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Posted: 03/05/22 05:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a Garmin. They have their issues but they are the best of the lot. I don’t use anything Microsoft or Google. Google can’t even get me to my house and I’m on a main road.


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Posted: 03/05/22 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure where you are plotting trip from and to. I tried a couple on bing maps and it didn't ask for any via or waypoints.


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Everybody will have their favorite mapping/routing software, we have used most of them and for us they all seem to do a decent job, although google maps is what we tend use more frequently since we have Samsung cell phones. Having used Bing maps in the past I don't recall having the issues that you are experiencing, give it a shot from a different device if you really prefer their interface, good luck hope you get it to work properly.

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Posted: 03/05/22 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might try deleting the cookies. Sometimes that will muck things up.

I certainly wouldn't sacrifice with a stand alone GPS. The automatic map updates and traffic info is far too valuable to lose.


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Well, diggity dog!! I took advice from here---cleared the cache---reinstalled Bing Maps----and viola!! All good.
Thank you for the help.
A comment about the Google directions; I've only been with my daughter when she's using them, and they didn't give some important instructions that my Garmin would have. My inexpensive Garmin gives the lane we should be in, advance advice as to which direction to turn, and the side of the road the destination is on. I do believe we would still be in Asheville, NC without those directions!
Again, thanks for the help.

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Posted: 03/07/22 12:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blazing Zippers wrote:

Well, diggity dog!! I took advice from here---cleared the cache---reinstalled Bing Maps----and viola!! All good.
Thank you for the help.
A comment about the Google directions; I've only been with my daughter when she's using them, and they didn't give some important instructions that my Garmin would have. My inexpensive Garmin gives the lane we should be in, advance advice as to which direction to turn, and the side of the road the destination is on. I do believe we would still be in Asheville, NC without those directions!
Again, thanks for the help.


Basically one step up from the old reboot the computer advice. [emoticon]

How long ago was it that google maps wasn't giving you lane recommendations?

Google maps typically provides lane recommendations for me.
On the other hand, more than once the old Garmin had no clue that an interchange had been completely reconfigured.

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