Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Google Maps Pedometer launched

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

You've all heard of, and a great many of you probably use Google Maps on a regular basis, but have you checked out some of the indie hacks? My current favourite, without a shadow of a doubt, has to be Gmaps Pedometer.

While Google Maps allows you to zoom into your neighbourhood and get directions, it doesn't let you plot customized way points and tot up the distances between them. Gmaps Pedometer does, making it ideal for joggers and walkers who like to know precisely how much ground they're covering on their daily pavement-pounding excursions.

Not only that - your favourite circuits can be bookmarked for future reference, or shared with friends. You have the advantage of local knowledge, and so your tailor-made routes are likely to be more efficient than those an automated route-finder could construct. Moreover, an automated journey plotter won't take into account the 'Kodak moments' you may pass along the way. An emailed link is worth a thousand words!

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