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« on: January 28, 2011, 10:08:07 AM »

I use Yahoo maps, Google maps and Mapquest to map riding routes.  I want to map elevation changes for some routes.  Can any of these mapping sites do this?  If not, does anyone know one that does? 
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 02:20:21 PM »

Don't think so, Google Earth might... It's a standalone software
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 10:28:30 PM »

When you go to the street view in Google earth 6, the location gives you Lat and Long and Elevation.  In Canada MASL (Metres Above Sea Level).

You could pick two points on your trip, and then extrapolate the elevation differences with simple Math.  This should give you a fairly accurate description of whether or not that hill you are riding on is a sharp or a gentle gradient.

Failing that, go back to the tried and true method of using paper maps and get a 1:50000 Topographical Map.  I know its old school, but paper maps haven't failed me in 55 years of using them.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 10:46:15 PM »

I agree with Dick. A topographical paper map is hard to beat for elevation. Some of the GPS units it is possible to get the road maps and the topographic maps as well. But it is $100.00 USD for it and a map is heck of a lot cheaper,  and a good backup to GPS or Google maps routes.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 06:52:24 AM »

Many free topo maps are available if you have a Garmin GPS.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/

Here's an example of the free Georgia topo map:


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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011, 07:07:35 AM »

Many free topo maps are available if you have a Garmin GPS.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/

Here's an example of the free Georgia topo map:




I don't appreciate you posting maps that include my home

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 09:00:20 PM »

I don't have a GPS.  Without that, what can I use? 
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 10:41:38 PM »

Old fashioned paper and pencil
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 12:20:16 AM »

Download and install Google Earth (free).
From maps.google.com, plan your route.
Click view in Google Earth.  Your route will show up under Temporary Places.
Right-click the route and select Show Elevation Profile.
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