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    Route Elevation etc.

    I have a program called Terrain Navigator http://www.maptech.com/land/index.cfm but this was way before DeLorme came out with topos. An older program, expensive at the time but works well for me.

    Sometimes I see posts of bike routes that give elevation and distance in a graph type format which maptech does but I was wondering which ones you guys use.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I use http://www.mapmyride.com

    It doesall that and then I either screenshot it for a direct image or link it.

    Quote Originally Posted by WhaleOil View Post
    I have a program called Terrain Navigator http://www.maptech.com/land/index.cfm but this was way before DeLorme came out with topos. An older program, expensive at the time but works well for me.

    Sometimes I see posts of bike routes that give elevation and distance in a graph type format which maptech does but I was wondering which ones you guys use.

    thanks!

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    Yep, that's just what I was looking for Tom.....

    A virtual plethora of info, Thank you!

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    I use mapmyride, but find the elevations to be quite suspect. It makes my ride look much hillier than it really is.

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    http://www.bikely.com/

    I have found bikely elevations to be the most accurate

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    What the hell is, "elevation?"
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazama View Post
    What the hell is, "elevation?"
    LOL, Take a visit to San Francisco and you will learn all about it within a mile or two

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    In your neck of the woods, elevation is a speedbump in a parking lot

    Quote Originally Posted by Mazama View Post
    What the hell is, "elevation?"
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    Elevation is 800 Ft drop to the ocean from house
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    for elevations it would appear that bridges are not taken into account. I tried to map out a route over a bridge on mapmyride and it brought me to -12 feet. all my routes look like there are full of mountains, until you see the range new jersey is flat most of my routes range from 15 ft to 140 if i am lucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    In your neck of the woods, elevation is a speedbump in a parking lot
    Actually, the new term is, "Speed Table" and to warn you of the upcoming inconvenience, there are signs that warn: "Traffic Calming Ahead." Shhhesh. Political correctness has made it to asphalt! Don't you dare call that thing a "Bump!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtruck View Post
    http://www.bikely.com/

    I have found bikely elevations to be the most accurate
    Thanks for this recommendation I had not seen this site before. In theory the elevation profiles should be the same from mapmyride to Bikely because they are using the same data from Google. However, I like Bikely's presentation better, especially the total distance climbed and descended info.

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