Maneuver Types
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Maneuver Types

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The following maneuver type values are returned the Routes API in the maneuverType field in the HTTP response. For more information about the values returned in the Routes API response, see Route Data.

Maneuver Type

Instruction

ArriveFinish

Arrive at the final destination.

ArriveIntermediate

Arrive at an intermediate waypoint.

BearLeft

Bear left.

BearLeftThenBearLeft

Bear left and then bear left again.

BearLeftThenBearRight

Bear left and then bear right.

BearLeftThenTurnLeft

Bear left and then turn left.

BearLeftThenTurnRight

Bear left and then turn right.

BearRight

Bear right.

BearRightThenBearLeft

Bear right and then bear left.

BearRightThenBearRight

Bear right and then bear right again.

BearRightThenTurnLeft

Bear right and then turn left.

BearRightThenTurnRight

Bear right and then turn right.

BearThenKeep

Bear instruction and then a keep instruction

BearThenMerge

Bear instruction and then a merge instruction.

Continue

Continue on the current road.

DepartIntermediateStop

Leave an intermediate waypoint in a different direction and road than you arrived on.

DepartIntermediateStopReturning

Leave an intermediate waypoint in the same direction and on the same road that you arrived on.

DepartStart

Leave the starting point.

EnterRoundabout

Enter a roundabout.

ExitRoundabout

Exit a roundabout.

EnterThenExitRoundabout

Enter and exit a roundabout.

KeepLeft

Keep left onto a different road.

KeepOnRampLeft

Keep left and continue onto ramp.

KeepOnRampRight

Keep right and continue onto ramp.

KeepOnRampStraight

Keep straight and continue onto ramp.

KeepRight

Keep right onto a different road.

KeepStraight

Keep straight onto a different road.

KeepToStayLeft

Keep left to stay on the same road.

KeepToStayRight

Keep right to stay on the same road.

KeepToStayStraight

Keep straight to stay on the same road.

Merge

Merge onto a highway.

None

No instruction.

RampThenHighwayLeft

Take left ramp onto highway. This is part of a combined instruction.

RampThenHighwayRight

Take right ramp onto highway. This is part of a combined instruction.

RampThenHighwayStraight

Stay straight to take ramp onto highway. This is part of a combined instruction.

RoadNameChange

Road name changes.

Take

Take the road. This instruction is used when you are entering or exiting a ferry.

For example the following two route instructions use the Take maneuver to tell the user to take the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry and then to exit the ferry onto Olympic Drive.

  • Take Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry.

  • Take Olympic Drive.

TakeRampLeft

Take ramp to the left.

TakeRampRight

Take ramp to the right.

TakeRampStraight

Stay straight to take ramp.

TakeTransit

Take transit.

Transfer

Transfer between public transit at transit stop.

TransitArrive

Get off public transit at transit stop.

TransitDepart

Get on public transit at transit stop.

TurnBack

Turn back sharply.

TurnLeft

Turn left.

TurnLeftThenBearLeft

Turn left and then bear left.

TurnLeftThenBearRight

Turn left and then bear right.

TurnLeftThenTurnLeft

Turn left and then turn left again.

TurnLeftThenTurnRight

Turn left and then turn right.

TurnRight

Turn right.

TurnRightThenBearLeft

Turn right and then bear left.

TurnRightThenBearRight

Turn right and then bear right.

TurnRightThenTurnLeft

Turn right and then turn left.

TurnRightThenTurnRight

Turn right and then turn right again

TurnThenMerge

Turn instruction followed by a merge instruction.

TurnToStayLeft

Turn left to stay on the same road.

TurnToStayRight

Turn right to stay on the same road.

Unknown

The instruction is unknown.

UTurn

Make a u-turn to go in the opposite direction.

Wait

Wait at a transit stop.

Walk

Walk.

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