Posts Tagged ‘maps’

Provisional map for the Englewood 300k brevet

14 August 2010

This is the provisional map for the Englewood 300k brevet we’ll be doing on September 5th.  I hope there aren’t any changes to it!!  The elevation doesn’t look too bad but I guess I will find out once on the route.

Englewood 300k Map

NYC 300k – provisional route

27 July 2010

I downloaded the provisional route yesterday.  It is in Excel format so I will have to convert it to a map using my MMC (manual map converter).  I read a line and look for the street on a map and click at some point on that street and hope the map doesn’t make a short cut.  It ought to be quicker than the 600k route I did.  I’ll post as soon as finish it.

Google Maps

10 March 2010

I just read that Google Maps now have the option for generating a cycling route, or bicycling, as they call it on the site.  I went and checked it out to see how different it was to their car routes.  I made Robert Moses a destination and it “realised” that bicycles are not allowed over Robert Moses Causeway so had me going all the way along Fire Island.  I did a route to OBI (nr. Robert Moses) and it had me going via Jones Beach.  Technically, still not allowed along Ocean Parkway so may need to tell Google that.  It also gives alternative routes which is pretty impressive.  However, my main gripe is that you cannot download to the old GPS device – that would have been the most useful feature in the 21st century!!  Good attempt however.

Still in beta, by the way!