Mapping Tools

Does anyone know if there is a mapping tool that has things other than just roads mapped on it? Map my run has no footpaths or landmarks marked on it, and as I went along the seafront path this morning (down a cliff from the roads so can't even go by a side road if you know what I mean?) I really cannot know where to draw it so that I can measure how far I went. My Nike+ seemed to be way out - it told me I'd only done 2km in 19minutes - I might run slowly, but not that slowly!

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  • Change the mapmyrun map to 'satellite' or 'hybrid' view and you can see what is actually there in aerial photos. 

    Depending on how close in you can zoom, you will see footpaths and so on.

  • The only thing i can suggest is google pedometer, if you zoom in it marks most small paths on it.  go to google and put in pedometer and it is th efirst one that comes up.
  • Mapmyrun and gmaps ped use the same mapping, google maps (earth).

    I mapped an off road run using hybrid sat view, it's a bit of a pain, but you can do it with a bit of time and patience.

  • I use mapmyrun and it sometimes differs for the same route. For instance a new 4 mile route I did I forgot to save, so had to draw it in again. The second time the 4 mile marker it put in was further up the road than the first time!
  • Thank you - that works. I knew I'd run further than Nike+ was telling me!
  • I just drove my route in the car and found that I've not been running as far as MMR told me. Aargh!

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  • I believe that the 'routes' feature on Fetcheveryone is the same as MMR and gmaps

    when i've measured a route there and then checked it on my Garmin it's remarkably accurate

  • Xorro wrote (see)

    I just drove my route in the car and found that I've not been running as far as MMR told me. Aargh!

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    Car odometers are notoriously inaccurate.
  • Ooh that makes me feel happier! image

    Its probably time I got a GPS Garmin. 

  • danowat wrote (see)
    Xorro wrote (see)
    I just drove my route in the car and found that I've not been running as far as MMR told me. Aargh! image 
    Car odometers are notoriously inaccurate.


    you can check how inaccurate by checking your speed against your satnav (most have a speedo funtion) which will be much more accurate. generally, car speedos get worse the faster you go, so don't try measuring your run at 70mph!!!

  •  My sat nav doesn't have a speedo and I run on in-town roads, so was only doing about 20mph. (The car not me image)
  • Someone suggested http://www.bikehike.co.uk/ on another thread a couple of weeks ago. That uses Googlemaps, but also has OS maps, which can be useful for footpaths etc. Between that and the aerial photos on gmaps it should be possible to get the route pretty accurately.
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