Monday, March 22, 2010

Cool Route Planning with Google Maps


RouteYou is a route sharing website for hikers, cyclists and car and motorbike drivers. The site uses Google Maps as a means for users to search for routes and to display individual routes.

Users of the site can create routes using the RoutePlanner tool, and share the route via groups. Individual routes can be viewed in the RouteViewer where routes can be explored interactively. Users can also print routes or download routes in GPS formats.

A really cool feature of RouteYou is the elevation charts that are created for each route. The elevation charts not only show how flat or hilly the route is but also include points of interest that can be viewed along the route. Clicking on a point of interest on the elevation chart will highlight its location on the map and also load information about the place in the map sidebar.


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