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caseymarie86 Level 1 Level 1
My boss handed over his iPad and asked me to drop a pin at each of the 9 locations he will be visiting while on a business trip. I have the map app but only on my iphone and am certainly not this well versed on it. How do I drop multiple pins and then how can I link them together for directions? Thanks!

Mac Book, iPAD
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10
    From the Users Guide:

    Marking a Location with a Drop Pin
    A drop pin lets you mark a location by hand.
    Use a dropped pin: Touch and hold any location on the map to drop a pin.
    Or, you can drag or tap the bottom-right corner of the screen, then tap Drop Pin.
    A pin drops on the map. Touch and hold the pin, then drag it to any location you

    Getting Directions
    You can get step-by-step driving, public transit, or walking directions.
    Get directions:
    1 Tap Directions.
    2 Tap the fields at the top of the screen to enter your starting and ending locations.
    Normally, iPad starts with your current location (if available).
    If an address is in your contacts list, tap , choose the contact, and tap Directions To
    Here or Directions From Here.
    Tap to reverse the directions.
    3 Select directions for driving ( ), public transit ( ), or walking ( ) at the bottom of the
    The available travel options depend on the route.
    4 Do one of the following:

    Â To view directions one step at a time, tap Start, and then tap to see the next leg of
    the trip. Tap to go back.

    Â To view the directions in a list, tap Start, and then tap . Tap any item in the list to see
    a map showing that leg of the trip. Tap Route Overview to return to the overview
    You can also get directions by finding a location on the map, tapping the pin that
    points to it, tapping , then tapping Directions To Here or Directions From Here.
  • caseymarie86 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks, I know how to do all those things. I was hoping to drop 9 pins at one time but from what I've been able to dig up and for as long as I've been messing with it, it seems that feature is not available. Dear Apple, Consider revising the next version of maps so it can do this?
  • Sam M. Level 3 Level 3
    You could make bookmarks instead. After dropping the pin, tap "Add to Bookmarks".

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    Hi, CM,

    Are you aware that you can bookmark locations? Tap the round blue "i" icon and you'll get a window with an Add to Bookmarks button. You can then bring up all the bookmarked locations by tapping the "book" icon and selecting Bookmarks at the bottom of the window.

    As to suggesting things to Apple, use their feedback pages:

  • Michael Bacon Level 1 Level 1
    1. log into Google maps on a computer and create a map of the area you want as a mymap
    2. click the directions button on the left and paste the addresses you want on the map into a destination. Each location has to go into a separate destination. I haven't found any automatic way to achieve this, ie csv file import
    3. Click the get directions button under the list and it will show the route and the pins on the map. To change the route just drag the destinations in the list to the order you want. You can also change the streets that google has selected on the map.
    4. When you are happy with the route, click the Link button on the right and email that link to yourself so you can get it into the iPad.
    5. In your iPad, touch and hold the link in the email and it will open up google maps in Safari (not the maps app) and all your visit points and route is shown there.
    6. Add it to your home screen or bookmarks so you don't lose it or take a screen shot if you don't have good 3G service.

    It would be nice if there was an app or Google function in the app that takes a group of addresses into the map automatically but I haven't found it.
  • Michael Bacon Level 1 Level 1
    You can also do the whole process on the iPad via safari and google maps but I find it much quicker to get all the addresses in on the Mac first otherwise it's too much jumping back and forth.
  • Terry P Level 1 Level 1
    Arrived in this thread as I have same requirement as the OP. Did you try your 'bookmark' method? I can get only a single bookmark displayed at one time.

    Terry, UK
  • Terry P Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for posting that solution. Just trying it now but as you say, it is a tedious process. Seems such a basic flaw in the app.

    Terry, UK
  • Jay Miller3 Level 1 Level 1

    Have you heard if Apple will fix this omission in maps so multiple destinations can be searched and mapped?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Sorry, but Apple has not made any announcements as to future features and no one here can talk or speculation about unreleased products. Perhaps there will be information released at Apple's developer conference next month.



  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6

    This free app will allow ten destinations and route between them.  It might work for what you need.


  • Jonathan Keller Level 1 Level 1

    How does dunkin donuts do it? that's exactly what I need, pins dropping to a list of gas stations i can use with my company pin, then i can immediately see which is the closest station????

  • Walter Cullop Level 1 Level 1

    Love Google Search.  I use it instead of a forum search and it brought me right to this post.  I too have been frustrated (well for the three days I have had my new iPad) about not being able to save to My Places from it.  Tried it out a couple of times and using the Safari Google Maps allows me to do what the Google Maps app won't.


    Thanks for the advice.  Turning my computer on less and less now.

  • iammat Level 1 Level 1

    I know there's a new app coming out on May 15, 2012 (I think) called "Canvassmate" that allows this to be done.  My company is beta testing it, right now and it's incredibly helpful with what we do.  We can drop hundreds of pins on a map at any given time.  It's mainly used for our sales staff while they are out canvassing neighborhoods.  Again, I don't think it's going to be released until next week, but I know you can sign up for it at for free.  Worth a try, I guess.  Hope that helps!

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