Thursday, June 06, 2013

Where the World Runs on Google Maps

Nike+ Places is a great app for tracking your runs and finding new routes to run. The app uses Google Maps to show the track of your runs and to display recommended routes nearby.

Recommended running routes are displayed on a Google Map and include all the details you would expect, such as distance, elevation charts and a description of the route. Nike+ Places also includes an interesting heat map option that shows the most popular areas to run around your location.

The heat maps are based on users tracked routes and provide a great insight into the favorite jogging locations in different towns and cities around the world. 

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