Route Maps … Now being added

Route Maps … Now being added

Hi everybody,

20110819-22_Sunset reflections + Swan_Rainbow Corner_Draycote Water by gary.haddenI’ve just discovered [and signed up to] a way of creating route maps and adding them into my walks diary entries. It’s a free site called WalkJogRun where you can plot a route simply and easily on top of a Google map.  Being based on the Google map, you can view it as a Map, Satellite or a Hybrid of Satellite+Map, or a simple Terrain option.

So far, even though I’ve only created two routes, I like it, mainly because of its simplicity and the basic information it gives, including :- Distance (toggle between miles + km) ; A  speed setting / Pace ; Time ; and even calories burnt. There’s also a side bar showing a simple graph of the route elevation (heights climbed / descended).

20110717-03_Field Side Poppies - Chilterns by gary.haddenIt’s not completely perfect though, as the map shows roads but not rights of way (it’s not an OS-Map) so if the route is not significantly visible “on the ground” it could be difficult to mark the exact route … in particular in woods where the path is hidden by foliage, or areas where the rights of way are not walked much and so the path is indistinct.

On the whole though, I think for free it’ll be useful to add to my future walks diaries and give a pretty good idea of the general route. It’s certainly good enough for anyone to get an OS. Map and transfer the route for themselves. When I get a chance, I’ll start to back-track and add to the diaries I’ve already created, like on the two I’ve done so far ….

Anyway, that’s about it really, other to say, if you find a particular diary that you’d like a route map adding, please drop me an email, or make a comment on the diary post and I’ll try and get it done.

Well, T.T.F.N.

Gary.

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