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Creating a custom map as per MaryC's answer is good if you want something you save permanently or embed and don't mind going through a multi-step process with a different UI to get there. I also found a quick and easy alternative that uses only the regular Google Maps 'directions' UI. Basically you just drag part of the path then drop it where it was: ...


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(Edits made 6/25/2015 based on suggestions) I've actually been playing with the new URLs for the past several days and have posted the results of my investigations on my blog: https://mstickles.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/gmaps-urls-intro/ There are about 11 posts covering the various parts of the URL structure, which I can't summarize well in one post. For ...


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Make your own custom map: Go into Google Maps, click in the search bar, and choose My Maps from below it. In the enhanced search tool that appears, click Create. This opens a new map-editing window. Use the Draw a Line tool (under the search bar, looks a bit like a share-icon), to draw either just a line, or a driving, walking or biking route. ...


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Create a custom map. There are directions for doing this in the new Google Maps in the answers here: How to highlight an entire route or way on an online map? Once your custom maps is created, use the Share link to see the options for sharing it, or use the embed option if you want to put it into a website.


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See this example - With country redirect: https://www.google.nl/maps/@51.9750242,5.6771125,15z Without country redirect: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.9750242,5.6771125,15z



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