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    Good online maps?

    http://maps.google.com/maps is one of the better sites I have seen; but I haven't seen them all, and I wondered if anyone knows of other sites that also might be worth knowing about.

    (These google maps allow you to look at both standard maps and satellite photos, and also hybrid maps that have the roads added onto the satellite photos. You can get an overview of an area, and also zoom in to get more and more detail. You can also get a feeling for the hills and the terrain and vegetation.)

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    http://mapper.acme.com

    It's powered by GMaps but alos has the features of topo maps and NEXRAD (real-time weather radar).
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    I really like TopRoute. The nice thing about TopRoute is that it does Europe in addition to the US.

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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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    Gmaps Pedometer: Topo, Satellite, Hybrid, great site!
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    I like mappoint (www.mappoint.com).

    I haven't had much luck with Google. Maybe it is getting better, but when I checked it out about a year ago, it barely recognized any place outside the US ... and therefore, it was almost entirely useless. Mappoint might not have all the bells and whistles that Google has, but at least mappoint recognizes that places like Canada, Australia, and Europe exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka
    I like mappoint (www.mappoint.com).

    I haven't had much luck with Google. Maybe it is getting better, but when I checked it out about a year ago, it barely recognized any place outside the US ... and therefore, it was almost entirely useless. Mappoint might not have all the bells and whistles that Google has, but at least mappoint recognizes that places like Canada, Australia, and Europe exist.
    Good point. Sadly the link to mappoint doesn't work.

    I find that you get what you pay for. An on-line map doesn't do me much good while I'm on a tour. Unless you are lucky enough to score a pdf map like the ones from Waterfront Trail, I usually find I have to pay for a map worth having.

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    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
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    Sorry, try this link ... they've been updating their site ...

    http://local.live.com/default.aspx?w...nculture=en-US

    Or just type www.mappoint.com into your browser ... or type mappoint into google. All will get you there.

    I've been using mappoint for probably 5 or 6 years. I prefered their older version, but I'm getting used to their new version.

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    For making bike routes, bikely.com

    For researching services like convenience stores, restaurants, etc. along the way, maps.yahoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Gmaps Pedometer: Topo, Satellite, Hybrid, great site!
    That is a cool page, but at least out my way the road names are often woefully wrong.

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