Online Map/route-planner sites ... with a twist

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Online Map/route-planner sites ... with a twist

Hi all

I'm looking for a route planner that will allow ME to pick exactly the roads I want, THEN tell me what time it'll take to ride down them.

EVERY site I've currently found taht does online route planning only lets you specify your start/stop and sometimes a mid-point or few - none I've found lets you put in your own route directly.

Any suggestions??

I use MS Autoroute as you can tweak the route on the map easily. I know it's not on-line but it's easy enough to pick up a pirate version for a fiver or so on well known auction sites. Not that I would do this of course as I don't think Bill Gates has enough money yet.

Another Autoroute user here. You can set the parameters i.e. average speed, road type etc etc. It will then calculate the mileage & time. Get 2004 version onwards as it has an easier interface. Enroute stops or waypoints van be easily juggled about to vary the route. I use it to plan routes whenever I ride in Europe, better & easier to use than Mapsource.You can come up with maps like this in a minute or so:Series of maps I drew up for a ride report on Adventure Rider, from 2005:www.possu.smugmug.com/gallery/768895

Cheers guys - is AR really that much better than it was??How far down does it go? eg small London alleyways??

Just drew these 3 of Blackfriars Bridge. Hosted them on Smugmug once I'd saved them as.jpg's:Max zoom & detail:Mapsource etc can go in to greater detail but is not as user friendly IMO.

Yep, I always use autoroute for all the mapping of routes for rideouts and tours.Works and you can easily force it to taking the route you want.

RiceBurner wrote

How far down does it go? eg small London alleyways??

As the small alleyways are not normal traffic through ways most are omitted, if you really want to get that much detail then you're better off using an OS map, but then you wont be route planning on that

Jack wrote

....you're better off using an OS map, but then you wont be route planning on that

Memory-Map anyone? This is excellent but really expensive unless you only want a few maps, and works (properly) on a PDA as well.

Hmm - ok cheers all.I really wanted an online one because it's only going to be used once in a blue moon.Thanks though.

Possu wrote

Mapsource etc can go in to greater detail but is not as user friendly IMO.

You can plan on Autoroute and then use this site to convert to a suitable format for the GPS www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/

For Riceburner:

try google maps, you can zoom all the way to street level, lots of detailshttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps

lmcvann wrote

try google maps, you can zoom all the way to street level, lots of detailshttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps

yes, but you can't get the site to give a time from one point to another on roads that you specify.

Old, but still pretty relevant - https://www.motogoloco.com/map/ will do the trick, just nicely!

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