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Old 05-29-09, 03:24 AM   #1
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does anyone know of a way

I'm trying to transfer my ride maps to the computer for my web site. is there an easier way to do it than to go through my 24 maps and then finding the street. then going to Google maps and doing the same and transferring it online?
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Old 05-29-09, 06:49 AM   #2
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Maybe you could look at mapmyride.com and try to put them in that way. It will follow roads for you so you don't have to map every turn. It might make it easier?
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You can imbed Google maps, Mapquest etc on your page to the best of my knowledge and you ought to be able to import the data or you can always open the maps browser in a new page. It's 7 AM here and that's all I know for having seen it so I don't know offhand where the info is at. The Google Earth I deal with is the one that has my address 1/2 block down the street still, hear there is a premium but I don't bother.
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I did some more checking... Google Maps will also let you plot a course by following the roads automatically. It sounds like you are saying you have paper maps and you want to put them on the computer. If that's the case, you'll have to go into Google Maps or MapMyRide and plot them in. Then you can imbed the google maps into your site. You have to have a google account to do all this. If you have maps that are already on the computer and you want to put them in googls maps so you can embed them to your site, there is an import function on google maps that will let you import various map files (mostly from google earth though).

I noticed on your site that you are carrying a GPS tracker. I saw a another site where a guy was making a trip with a tracker and you could go on to his site and track his location on a map. Maybe whatever map program you are using for that will let you plot in your course?
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Old 05-29-09, 07:46 AM   #5
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I'm not sure what you're asking, but if you're recording your routes with a GPS you can dump them to MotionBased or Geoladders and map them to google.
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I noticed on your site that you are carrying a GPS tracker. I saw a another site where a guy was making a trip with a tracker and you could go on to his site and track his location on a map. Maybe whatever map program you are using for that will let you plot in your course?
yes I am using SPOT tracking device. pretty neat little item its like a personal on-star. I was just trying to get a detailed map up on my site showing my route. especially seeing as how I'm fighting with my webmaster about my route. like he is the one taking this ride. its me putting my ars on the line so I want to take ACA routes and be safe doing it.
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google maps has a walking directions feature. you could also print out your map and then scan the picture(s) in.
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yes I am using SPOT tracking device. pretty neat little item its like a personal on-star. I was just trying to get a detailed map up on my site showing my route. especially seeing as how I'm fighting with my webmaster about my route. like he is the one taking this ride. its me putting my ars on the line so I want to take ACA routes and be safe doing it.
So you haven't ridden the route yet, but you want to put up a very detailed map of where you think you'll ride?

Plans change, routes change ... and most mapping software I've come across is inadequate and out of date because new roads are built or whatever. If it were me, I think I'd either wait till I'd finished the ride, and then map what I rode, or go with something quite general and not too detailed now.

Also don't forget to check on the copyright information regarding using certain maps on your site.
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