Recently Google Maps has made it possible to drag the “blue line” to change your route. This is excellent news for all of us sending friends and family a nice little link that explains how to find our house/cottage/work etc.
Follow this Google Map link to see what I mean, and change the route to (drag the blue line) anywhere. Not only can you change the directions (avoid toll roads, known traffic jams, road work etc.) between two points you can also move the start and end point to the exact location (as Google Maps doesn’t always know where your house number is…) from where you want people to start and end their drive/walk/ride.
Probably the best map tool available on-line today. Very impressive!