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Route Mapping Websites

On the Pennine Cycleway north of SedburghI’ve been a fan of Bikely for a long time, but it seems to be getting progressively slower and therefore increasingly t..e..d..i..o..u..s  to use. A pity because it does all the right things (on the whole). I have a new favourite which is http://ridewithgps.com/  It’s fast and so far I’ve found no annoyances other than it prepares a ‘cue’ or route sheet for you; frankly, I’d rather write my own. I’ve not looked too hard yet to see if you can amend it, but it looks unlikely. Nevertheless, definitely worth a try.

Something I particularly like about it is the way you can move the cursor along the route and see where you are on the gradient chart below.

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2 responses

  1. Across the Minch

    Yep – by far the best I’ve seen too. Still has some annoying little quirks like the wierd intervals on the X and Y axis on the elevation charts, but damn good and much quicker than messing around with Memory Map

    16/06/2011 at 4:51 pm

  2. Yes it is pretty good and fast. Takes a short time to understand all the basics but give it 2 minutes and it starts getting pretty easy. It lacks some of the benefits of Google Maps but the ease of use more than makes up for that.

    24/06/2011 at 5:48 pm

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