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Old 03-28-08, 01:03 PM   #1
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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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I use http://www.mapmyride.com

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

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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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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?"
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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

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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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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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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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