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 Useful distance mapping tool

Boston, MA
Joined: 21 Jul 2005
Posts: 3

Useful distance mapping tool Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:40 pm 

hi all,
please excuse me if this has already been posted to this forum. i thought some might find it useful though.

they merged google's map with a distance calculator. you can trace out your favorite run route and see how far it is. but now that i write this...i'm not sure it takes into account altitude changes. i think her notes only mentioned latitude & longitude.



South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Useful distance mapping tool Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:16 am 

Nice! I tried this over a short (4 mile) measured course around my neighborhood and it was very accurate.


Cambridge, MA
Joined: 08 Dec 2004
Posts: 46

Re: Useful distance mapping tool Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:35 pm 

yeah it's pretty neat. You can go off-roading too.


Hood-Ridge, NJ
Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Posts: 4

Re: Useful distance mapping tool Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:51 pm 

Or you can just go to the original source of the tool...

Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Useful distance mapping tool Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:57 pm 

That's cool, I never actually tried the original version. It seems a bit awkward to set your route with much precision, though. I actually use National Geographic's TOPO! software for route measuring purposes, but this is a pretty sweet free alternative.


Hood-Ridge, NJ
Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Posts: 4

Re: Useful distance mapping tool Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:54 pm 

It's actually not as difficult as it seems to plot it accurately. You just have to plot several points on the turns, so as to make it a curve instead of a straight line. Just set the zoom on 0 in hybrid mode and you can see the details of the streets plus have their names.

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