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Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:23:26 PM »

Ever highlight all the highways you have driven on? I've done this on one of my Texas maps it is covered in blue :-)
Do yall do this?
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 01:44:26 PM »

Sorta... VIA a kmz file from Google Earth.

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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 02:04:12 PM »

Yeah, I paint on a map (digital).

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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 02:20:22 PM »

I have a couple of Rand-McNally atlases that I have done that too.  But, I'm about five years behind on my routes.

When I've done it, I've used four colors of highlighter for different phases of my life.

Yellow = Time at Home (birth to 8/1983)
Orange = Grad School (8/1983 to 11/1985)
Green = Ohio days (11/1985 to 11/1995)
Pink = Tennessee Days (11/1995 to present)
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 09:13:32 PM »

I haven't done this, but have been meaning to start.

For an online method of highlighting roads, check some of the links in the "Highways You Have Clinched" thread.
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 12:39:41 AM »

I started highlighting my roads in a 2001 Rand McNally atlas. I'm still using this today, but branched late last year into a few state maps that provide more detail that I need.

I keep saying that I'll use the current year's atlas and create a new "roads traveled" atlas, but it hasn't happened so far  :coffee:

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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 01:05:55 AM »

I might try an online method.  I hate to deface an innocent map.
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 09:42:32 AM »

I've bought a new Rand McNally every year for 10 or 12 years now, and started to highlight all of the roads I traveled during each year in that year's atlas, I think starting with 1999.  It's come in handy when I want to remember just where I drove on a specific road trip of the past.

I've also thought about having a master with all of the roads over the years, but with the online clinched highway mapping and things like that, I lost my motivation to do it.
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009, 02:48:23 PM »

I might try an online method.  I hate to deface an innocent map.
The Texas map i use is about four years old
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2009, 02:54:08 PM »

Yeah, I paint on a map (digital).

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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 03:16:31 PM »

im gonna take some pictures of my map
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 10:06:07 PM »

I started that back when I was around 12. When I turned 16, I started over with a new Rand McNally of where I've personally been the driver.

Update to a new map every couple of years (generally when the old map becomes too withered, usually the cover comes off, and then once NJ comes loose it's time for a new map).

Also have a second Rand McNally detailing which counties I've been to.

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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 03:44:07 AM »

I used to do this, by taking a copy of the Oklahoma official and highlighting where I'd driven in pink and where I'd just been (not driving) in yellow. But copying the map every other year or so is a pain.
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 03:13:07 PM »

But copying the map every other year or so is a pain.

I haven't done it that often, but it certainly is a pain to copy them.

This is IMHO the biggest reason to start doing this via computer!
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Re: Do Yall Ever Highlight the Roads You've Been On?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2009, 03:36:24 PM »

I had an old Rand McNally that I used to mark roads that I've been on in before, but that got lost a few years ago.

I also had a DeLorme New York State Atlas and Gazetteer for in-state trips, but that became unreadable after I began to run out of marker colors, also, most of the trips I used it for involved taking the same roads, since I was living in northern New York at the time and there's only about five roads out of there, so all of the colors kinda merged together to form one really, really dark color (though I always tried not to highlight the route number). I used the smaller state map inside the atlas (the one that shows which page to turn to to find a specific area) to keep track of the counties I've visited in. That atlas has long since been replaced...a barely readable atlas thanks to fifty zillion colors of marker is kinda hard to actually use...and at twenty bucks a pop I'm trying to make the current one last a bit. :D

Nowadays, I don't really keep track of them, since I really haven't gone anywhere in a while (kinda hard to travel when you have no money)...but when I do, I'd likely just start using my 2006 Rand McNally once I replace it (I've been too lazy to fork over the five bucks for a new one from Wally World)...and use a freebie NYS map I picked up from a rest area on I-81 to keep track of in-state trips. 
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