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Calculate distance. (For folks without a computer)

Old 08-02-14, 06:22 AM
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Calculate distance. (For folks without a computer)

Google Maps recently added a new feature that allows you to calculate distances more accurately on any route that you create.

Right click on the map and select Measure distance then just go to the next point along the path and click. This feature is helpful for routes that have many turns.

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/1628031?hl=en
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Old 08-02-14, 07:30 AM
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You can create a route using Google Maps as well and it will give you a very accurate mileage for that route. Just enter your home address, a point or two along your route and your home address again. Then drag the route to match where you actually ride.
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I use RidewithGPS to map and look at routes to see distance and elevation.
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Yep. Works like this on many mapping websites. I currently use RWGPS but MapMyRide, GPSies, BikeRouteToaster, Strava, and many others do this. Plus RWGPS automatically generates a cue sheet, you can print out the map, download a GPX or TCX file for use on some GPS devices and also show the route and your position on it on their phone app. Google maps is weak.
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strava.com (use create a route)
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Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
I use RidewithGPS to map and look at routes to see distance and elevation.
+1

RWGPS is probably one of the best free mapping and data site and I love that it's not plastered with ads like mapmyride. I also like the ability to select a portion of the elevation profile and see the details. Afaik, you can't do that with MMR.
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How do you use Google with a computer?
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