Gmaps Pedometer

23810616 Da1D704681 O As a runner training for a marathon for the first time, I found myself wishing I had an easy way to know the exact distance a certain course is, without having to drag a GPS or pedometer around on my runs. Looking at Google Maps, and knowing there was a vibrant community of geeks hacking it, I knew there had to be a way. So here it is. [via] Link.

6 thoughts on “Gmaps Pedometer

  1. Or a hiker.

    It’d be nice if they could upgrade it to the new GMaps API, though; I’m not sure how long hacks on the old unsupported APIs will survive.

  2. This is great. My beef with most mapping apps so far has been that it’s very difficult to determine distances. I just spent half an hour playing with this, calculating distances in different places across the US, and it works perfectly. Great job!

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