Gmaps Pedometer

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. rt11guru says:

    If you are a runner, this is really a great toy!

  2. JKew says:

    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.

  3. Piazza says:

    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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