Map Pedometer - How far did you go?




Instructions

MapPedometer is a Google Maps Pedometer which allows you to calculate the distance traveled for running, walking, cycling, or other activities. By marking points along the Google map, the website will compute the distance of your route. Route distance is displayed in miles or kilometers.

Creating a new route

Click on this Home page link to open the home page in a separate window.
  • Enter a location in the location field and click Find to locate a position on the map. The Map Pedometer will update the Google map to display your new location.
  • Points on the map are created by clicking on the map.
  • Click a location on the map to mark your first point.
  • Click additional locations on the map to draw your route. The Google Pedometer automatically computes your distance.
  • Click on the miles or kilometers radio box to switch the Google Pedometer between miles and kilometers.
  • Select Run/Walk, Cycle, Drive, or Straight line to modify the way the map route is computed between marked points.

Saving a route

  • After you enter your route, you can save your route for future use.
  • Register and Log in to the site if you would like to easily retrieve all of your saved Map Pedometer routes in the future.
  • Click on the Save Route button to save the route.
  • A popup dialog will confirm that the route has been saved and it will list the map route link.
  • Your saved route has a unique route number that is shown at the end of the link.
  • After saving your route, the page will refresh and the direct link to your route will be shown in your browser's navigation bar.
  • You can share your route with others by copying the saved route link and sharing the link via email or by posting the link on your website/blog.
  • All saved Map Pedometer routes are publicly viewable.  Consult our Privacy Policy for more details.

Loading a route

  • On the Home page, enter the saved route number in the "Route #" box and click on the "Load route" button.
  • The saved route will load and will be displayed.
  • Clicking on a saved route link will take you directly to the saved route without requiring you to enter the route number.

Elevation graphs / Altitude graphs

  • After saving your Map Pedometer route, you can view an elevation/altitude graph on the My Routes page. Now you don't have to wonder whether you will encounter any large hills on your running, walking, cycling, or hiking route. The map elevation graph gives you a clear indication of where the hills are and the total elevation increase or elevation decrease along your route. The Elevation/Altitude graph displays the elevation in feet or meters for your selected route. The units in the Elevation/Altitude graph can be changed by selecting "Miles" or "Kilometers" in the heading column of the route table. The Elevation Graph will update dynamically whenever you select a route from the route table.
  • Elevation statistics data is listed above the elevation graph. The elevation statistics include the elevation change, elevation increase, and elevation decrease of the selected route. The up elevation and down elevation statistics are calculated using a threshold mechanism which will ignore minor elevation changes. This algorithm helps provide a more accurate assessment of the actual up/down elevation changes encountered during a route. For example, a road that is virtually flat may repeatedly rise and fall by a few feet. Our up elevation and down elevation algorithm will ignore these minor elevation changes and only include elevation changes above a predefined threshold.
  • Elevation/Altitude graphs are also available on the Map Pedometer home page. While creating your Map Pedometer route, you can view an elevation graph corresponding to your route. Click on the "Elevation Graph" link which is located at the top left of the map. A graph of the current route will be displayed. After changing the route, click on "Update" in the dialog title bar to update the graph. Click on the "X" in the dialog title bar to hide the graph.

Sharing routes / Embedding a route on your website

  • Do you have a website or blog? Are you a member of a running club, walking club, biking/cycling club or exercise club? If you have a website or blog, you can easily embed your Map Pedometer route so that a route map is displayed directly on your own website. Visitors to your website can zoom the map in or out and scroll the map in all directions. Clicking on the embedded route will display the route on the Map Pedometer home page.
  • Visit the Share Map Routes page for instructions on how to place a map on your website.
  • Would you like to share your Map Pedometer routes links? Visit the Share Map Routes page to create route links and share them via Facebook or email.

Special features

  • Visit the Print Map Route page to print your map route. Routes will be displayed without navigation bars, ads, or forms.
  • Click and drag the last point marker to move the point's location.  This is an easy method of adjusting the last point of your route.
  • Enable Street View to see a street level view of the last selected point (when available). Once enabled, the resizable street view window will be updated as you add new points to your route.  The street view indicator (pegman) can also be dragged to any location with an available street view.
  • Normally, points that you enter must be connected by roads.  The "Straight line" mapping option allows you to create a route directly between two points.  You may switch between "Run/Walk", "Cycle", "Drive", and "Straight line" options at any time while adding new route points.
  • Click on the "Add reverse route" button when you would like to complete your route by returning to your starting point.  The added points will be along the path of your outgoing route points.
  • Distance markers allow you to see the mile or kilometer distance along your route.
  • Predefined map sizes are selectable by choosing a map size from the map size dropdown list.