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Spin Doctor
10-13-2007, 04:24 PM
Please don't say MapQuest. Lately I have been walking the dog at night for an hour or so and I was wondering if there is a map site out there that lets you use the mouse to pick a start point, way points and and end point to find the total distance walked?

MarkT
10-13-2007, 04:38 PM
Go to Google and download Google Earth. There is a ruler tool with a sub-option of path that will let you define waypoints and it tells you how long the path is.

heavysteamer
10-13-2007, 04:47 PM
Microsoft Streets and Trips. We use it all the time.

Spin Doctor
10-13-2007, 04:57 PM
I already found one. Google Distance Finder

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~nmueller/mapdistances.html

Forrest Addy
10-13-2007, 06:43 PM
There's a gadget called a pedometer. The ones I'm used to are from a generationa ago where they are an all mechanical gadget with a spring loaded weight inside and a ratchet that increments a display. The're also a way to adjust for your usual stride. You used to find them in sporting good shops and jock shops; maybe you still can. No mictroprocessors, sattelites, LCD screens, or batteries. The gadget sits in your pocket and is actuated by the jounce of your stride. Iach time it clicks is indicates in the display the miles you walked.

Todays are digital and except for the moving weight appear to be all electronic. The're lots of fancy features.

Here's a place the sells them:

http://bodytronics.com/CTGY/Pedometers?s=g&kw=pedometer&gclid=CPa4su32jI8CFRI5agodJGXTfQ

There's plenty of others on Google and eBay

Todd Tolhurst
10-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Pedometers are nice, but this is cool...

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/assets/images/products/010-00422-00/en/rf-lg.jpg

kendall
10-13-2007, 08:24 PM
also, go to google >maps >my maps >choose distance finding tool.

You can zoom right in to your front door using the hybrid view then mark out points along the way and it will add up the overall distance following the route marked with the points.

I use it all the time to get time estimates for bike rides, very accurate as far as I've been able to determine, last ride I went on was 91.7 miles according to google, and 93.6 according to my odometer, easily accounted for by short runs off route to stores etc.

Ken.

BadDog
10-13-2007, 08:46 PM
Look on ebay and get an older GPS meant for hikers. Look for one with a gray scale map, and you'll find they are very cheap now. It'll tell you almost exactly how far you've been and plot your path. I use an eTrex for my off-road expeditions. If I've never been before, I plot the way-points and follow them. If I've ever been there before, I just upload my previous "track" and there is never any stress about missed turns or such. Hikers love these for the same reason...

MaxxLagg
10-13-2007, 08:50 PM
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

Your Old Dog
10-14-2007, 07:32 AM
Look on ebay and get an older GPS meant for hikers. Look for one with a gray scale map, and you'll find they are very cheap now. It'll tell you almost exactly how far you've been and plot your path. I use an eTrex for my off-road expeditions. If I've never been before, I plot the way-points and follow them. If I've ever been there before, I just upload my previous "track" and there is never any stress about missed turns or such. Hikers love these for the same reason...

I agree! The Magellan Map 330 is an older unit that allows you to upload topo maps and street maps into it. It has the advantage of working great in your pocket under a canopy of trees. It's not the latest-greatest so it sells pretty reasonable on ebay. They are also fantastic for fishing from a boat.

Sprocket
10-14-2007, 04:11 PM
Try this one. www.mapmyrun.com. There is a similar one for bike rides I have used. Gives way more info than you need.

Carld
10-14-2007, 04:51 PM
Walk untill the dog passes out, rest, then walk back :rolleyes: :D .