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    Elevation gain software or add on for Google Maps

    Hello all,

    Does anyone have a suggestion to get an "elevation gain" on a route using either gmap or Google Maps? I don't know if these two apps have this option that I'm not turning on or what. I see the option to turn on "elevation" small and large, but that's not what I'm asking for. If there's nothing with these two apps, do you have something you would like to recommend? I would prefer something free and I don't have to install if at all possible. I'll consider anything.

    Thanks for reading this and I would appreciate any and all responses.

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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
    http://maps.google.com/

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    bikeroutetoaster.com ? gpsvisualizer.com ?
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    ridewithgps.com

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    http://mapmyride.com will also give you elevation gained although I do question its accuracy at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azesty View Post
    ridewithgps.com
    I like this site, I heard it was developed by a BF member, but can't be bothered to verify that.

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    I tried mapmyride.com and it gives pretty much what the Google maps gives. Actually it's not as good as Google maps, unless I'm not turning something on? I see the option for "elevation", but that's about it. Again, I'm interested in "elevation gain". The other sites are abit of a learning curve on them and in the end I don't know if I'll get what I want or not. And no I don't want to ride the route to get it documented and annualized.

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    I know for a fact that MapMyRide, BikeRouteToaster, and RideWithGPS will give you the information you want... MapMyRide gives elevation gain on the route summary screens which you can see after saving a route.

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    google cue sheet

    http://winthefight.org/cuegle/

    very very easy to use....i like it and use it all the time. Don't have to install anything, it is just a link. Create your google map then click on the bookmark. The link above explains how to use it.

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    I prefer ridewithgps.com -- even ponied up for a subscription.

    Free works ok, paid gets you some nice stuff like vastly improved cue sheets.

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    ridewithgps.com looks pretty sweet!!! I signed up with a free acc and I'll bump it up if and when needed.

    Thank you all for responding. The others might have worked too, but I'm just not that savvy at this new modern high tech world we have in our midst, but your help is well appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    google cue sheet

    http://winthefight.org/cuegle/

    very very easy to use....i like it and use it all the time. Don't have to install anything, it is just a link. Create your google map then click on the bookmark. The link above explains how to use it.
    +1. That's what I use. I especially like the url link to the ride so that it can be easily shared with others.

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    Here's part of my comment from another thread. Another BF member was deciding about doing a century ride with a big climb. How hard would the climb be?

    ridewithgps is really great for getting detailed info on climbs. And, when drawing a route, it's really easy to undo some sections of a route and try an alternate route. Then, when the route is finished, give it a name and save it. Now you can get statistics on individual climbs by selecting that part of the route.



    ...pasted here from the other thread...


    Here's the main part of the climb on ridewithgps. (the lower part is mostly a shallow grade). Even ridewithgps might be off a little on the switchbacks, since they are trying to determine the exact elevation of the road using known elevation points on the mountain slope near the road.

    At the top right, pull down the map list and checkmark the Terrain option. Hover your cursor over the elevation graph and see the grade at that spot.

    At the 3 mile mark on the graph, drag and highlight from there to the end. Then click the Metrics tab at the right. It shows that part is 1.9 miles at 6.5% and 560 feet. The switchbacks average 8% for a half mile and 175 feet.

    Anyway, it's 1200 feet in 5 miles, about three of your usual local climbs. It has some steep spots, but also some shallow grade recovery sections. With your gearing, you can just sit and spin up the steep parts--perfect. There should be some great views along this whole climb.

    If you can find a short 10% grade at home, test your gears on it.

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    Here's the full 10 miles from St Charles. 1670 feet total climbing. It looks like the lower sections have some very small hills mixed with flatter sections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    google cue sheet

    http://winthefight.org/cuegle/

    very very easy to use....i like it and use it all the time. Don't have to install anything, it is just a link. Create your google map then click on the bookmark. The link above explains how to use it.
    Wow, thanks for that, this thing is brilliant!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    'Cept it won't work on my puter with IE9, Win7, or Chrome. Emailed the author. He said there had been many similar complaints. Suggested work arounds did not cure the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclebum View Post
    'Cept it won't work on my puter with IE9, Win7, or Chrome. Emailed the author. He said there had been many similar complaints. Suggested work arounds did not cure the problem.
    Works just fine for me on Win7 and Firefox

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    google cue sheet

    http://winthefight.org/cuegle/

    very very easy to use....i like it and use it all the time. Don't have to install anything, it is just a link. Create your google map then click on the bookmark. The link above explains how to use it.
    I just tried it on Mozilla. IT IS GREAT! Thanks a lot.
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