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Q: Plot a multi-point travel route on map ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Plot a multi-point travel route on map
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: shehaal-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Sep 2005 23:20 PDT
Expires: 30 Oct 2005 22:20 PST
Question ID: 574901
My sister is going to be travelling around London and Europe in
January of next year, and would like to be able to plot the travel
route on a world map.  Is there a free online mapping service
available that can do this?  I have tried searching for one, but are
not having much luck finding a mapping service that allows you to plot
a multi-point route across several continents.

The travel route is:

FROM Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  TO Hong Kong
  TO Helsinki, Finland
  TO London, England
  TO Paris, France
  TO Italy
  TO London, England
  TO Singapore
  TO Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The map does not need to contain a lot of detail - so long as the main
cities are listed, it should be fine.  It should allow you to plot
each of those places above on the map, with a line connecting them to
indicate the direction of travel from place to place.

Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by redhoss-ga on 01 Oct 2005 05:55 PDT
Do you want to be able to print this map on 8.5 x 11 paper. Are you
familiar with any drawing programs that will handle jpeg files, such
as Windows Paint. If so, I have a good solution for you.

Clarification of Question by shehaal-ga on 02 Oct 2005 02:38 PDT
I want to print the map on A4 size paper (8.26in x 11.69in).

I know how to use MS Paint and Adobe Photoshop.

Request for Question Clarification by redhoss-ga on 02 Oct 2005 06:06 PDT
Okay, just one more thing to clarify. If you can picture in your mind
a map of the entire globe on an 8.26in x 11.69in sheet, you can
imagine that the map can't show the names of cities in countries.
However, the outlines of all countries are shown and using MS Paint
text you can name the destination cities cities. If this sounds like
what you want, I can give you a link to the perfect map for your

Clarification of Question by shehaal-ga on 03 Oct 2005 17:08 PDT
yeah, that could work, so long as I could reasonably accurately
pinpoint the city locations.
Subject: Re: Plot a multi-point travel route on map
Answered By: redhoss-ga on 04 Oct 2005 07:10 PDT
Hello shehaal, I think this map will work well for you:

I don't want to insult your skills with MS Paint, but to prevent you
having problems here is what I had to do to get the map ready for
printing on an 8.5 x 11 sheet. Select EDIT, SELECT ALL. Select IMAGE,
STRETCH/SKEW, and set both horizontal and vertical for 35%. Select
IMAGE, ATTRIBUTES, and set the width for 11 and the height for 8.5
inches. Select FILE, PAGE SETUP, and choose LANDSCAPE and FIT TO 1 by
1. This will get the proper size and orientation. Now you can draw
route lines and label destination cities as you desire.

Please ask for a clarification if you have any problems at all and I
will try ans assist.

Hope your sister has a great trip, Redhoss
Subject: Re: Plot a multi-point travel route on map
From: iakona-ga on 01 Oct 2005 08:22 PDT
Call up Gatwick Airport or an airport near you and ask them to do it
as a practice for their new trainees or something.
Subject: Re: Plot a multi-point travel route on map
From: accelerated-ga on 01 Oct 2005 09:15 PDT
well there is a google service, known as google earth through which
you can actually pinpoint your travel route on a map of the entire
you can download the software for free at and then
you can just plot out the multi point travel map by going to tools -
measure and then - path.
hope that is any good

Subject: Re: Plot a multi-point travel route on map
From: shehaal-ga on 02 Oct 2005 02:41 PDT
I can't use Google Earth as I run a Win98SE system; minimum
requirements for Google Earth are Win2k.

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