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Old 02-19-09, 06:55 AM
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Track Your Commute With Your Phone!!

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the electronics forum but my experience is that commuter's have a tendency to be "numbers" folks so here it goes. Google has come out with this app for the G1 phone which uses it built in GPS to enable you to record tracks. Once you've recorded a trip (say your bicycle commute to work), you can then, with a single tap, upload it to both Google maps (it shows under 'My Maps") and to Google Docs. Google Docs loads it into a spreadsheet with a bunch of statistics including distance, total time, average time, average time while actually moving, and elevation change (this last one is shaky). You can also see the statistics on the map by clicking on the destination icon.

I drove today because I had to bring a large box I have to mail, but I ran the program on the way in. If you go to the link below, you can see the track, Click on the end point and see the stats.

This is very cool!

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Old 02-19-09, 07:36 AM
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my phone only has aGPS so I'd have to pay for the $$ data plan to use it
I wonder if I can upload my garmin tracks now to google like that.
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Old 02-19-09, 07:51 AM
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The iphone has a couple apps like that, the one I use is called iTrail. Works really well and has a lot of interesting data it reports.
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I don't need to track my commute, I know the way.
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Old 02-19-09, 08:06 AM
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Ya, been using TrailGuru on my iPhone for quite some time now.
Well, not really using it but I played with it for a while when i first downloaded and it was pretty cool.
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I used iMapMyRide and it's pretty good. Better than iTrail in my experience.
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