Mapping Tools

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25/07/2008 at 14:14

Does anyone know if there is a mapping tool that has things other than just roads mapped on it? Map my run has no footpaths or landmarks marked on it, and as I went along the seafront path this morning (down a cliff from the roads so can't even go by a side road if you know what I mean?) I really cannot know where to draw it so that I can measure how far I went. My Nike+ seemed to be way out - it told me I'd only done 2km in 19minutes - I might run slowly, but not that slowly!

25/07/2008 at 14:22

Change the mapmyrun map to 'satellite' or 'hybrid' view and you can see what is actually there in aerial photos. 

Depending on how close in you can zoom, you will see footpaths and so on.

Edited: 25/07/2008 at 14:23
25/07/2008 at 14:24
The only thing i can suggest is google pedometer, if you zoom in it marks most small paths on it.  go to google and put in pedometer and it is th efirst one that comes up.
25/07/2008 at 14:26

Mapmyrun and gmaps ped use the same mapping, google maps (earth).

I mapped an off road run using hybrid sat view, it's a bit of a pain, but you can do it with a bit of time and patience.

25/07/2008 at 14:50
I use mapmyrun and it sometimes differs for the same route. For instance a new 4 mile route I did I forgot to save, so had to draw it in again. The second time the 4 mile marker it put in was further up the road than the first time!
25/07/2008 at 14:54
Thank you - that works. I knew I'd run further than Nike+ was telling me!
25/07/2008 at 18:03

I just drove my route in the car and found that I've not been running as far as MMR told me. Aargh!

 

yeo
25/07/2008 at 18:17

I believe that the 'routes' feature on Fetcheveryone is the same as MMR and gmaps

when i've measured a route there and then checked it on my Garmin it's remarkably accurate

25/07/2008 at 18:27
Xorro wrote (see)

I just drove my route in the car and found that I've not been running as far as MMR told me. Aargh!

 

Car odometers are notoriously inaccurate.
26/07/2008 at 08:05

Ooh that makes me feel happier!

Its probably time I got a GPS Garmin. 

29/07/2008 at 09:48
danowat wrote (see)
Xorro wrote (see)

I just drove my route in the car and found that I've not been running as far as MMR told me. Aargh!

 

Car odometers are notoriously inaccurate.


you can check how inaccurate by checking your speed against your satnav (most have a speedo funtion) which will be much more accurate. generally, car speedos get worse the faster you go, so don't try measuring your run at 70mph!!!

Edited: 29/07/2008 at 09:50
29/07/2008 at 09:53
 My sat nav doesn't have a speedo and I run on in-town roads, so was only doing about 20mph. (The car not me )
Edited: 29/07/2008 at 09:54
29/07/2008 at 10:35
Someone suggested http://www.bikehike.co.uk/ on another thread a couple of weeks ago. That uses Googlemaps, but also has OS maps, which can be useful for footpaths etc. Between that and the aerial photos on gmaps it should be possible to get the route pretty accurately.

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