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Route Maps

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by natmag82, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. natmag82

    natmag82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi All,

    I am wanting to create overview maps of all my plow accounts and be able to highlight the parking lots in one color and highlight the sidewalks in another color so my plowers and shovelers know what is their responsibility.

    I have tries using Google Earth and even the trial version of Google Earth Pro, but can't figure out how to make the lines.

    If anyone is familiar with this or has any ideas....I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!:)
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Google earth make lines yourself
  3. natmag82

    natmag82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Do you mean make the lines manually? Print out the map and then draw lines??? I'm not sure I follow.....
  4. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I print them out draw boundary lines and mark were to pile snow and then just make color copy's so each truck or loader has a copy I put them in plastic sleeves and then in three ring binders
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    To clarify. That's what I do also.
  6. natmag82

    natmag82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks guys....that's probably what I will end up doing too!
  7. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Why not open the files in "paint" or photoshop and color it that way?
  8. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Thats what my wife dose
  9. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I download the picture then do it in microsoft paint...
  10. DavCut

    DavCut Member
    Messages: 56

    A slick way of marking up photos is to insert them into Excel then use the "drawing tools" to highlight what you want. To get the aerials from the other program we use a program called "Snagit" to capture the image then paste it into Excel.

    If you invest the time to make them up once you can print out fresh copies any time you like.

  11. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    X3 :drinkup: