Is there a map website/app where…..
I can trace my intended route with my finger and it works out the distance? Preferably on (well to be honest, only) OS maps?
(Yes I realise I could do this with a bit of string/ruler and a map but don’t always have such items to hand. And yes this has probably been asked before but I cba searching for it)
Thanks!Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriberzilog6128Subscriber
Thanks both above, ideally just looking to make a line with my finger/mouse. Had something on Memory Map that I used to use
I see what you mean about dragging, but most apps won’t have that feature these days as it won’t generate waypoints properly for routing purposes.
Viewranger is really good for mobile devices, not least because it lets you download maps (paid for OS or free OSM) to be used offline.Posted 4 years agoallthepiesMemberGrahamS wrote:
Bike Hike + 1.
Google Map + OS + OpenCycleMap
No good for offroad however.
Untick the “Follow Road (google map)” box?
Sorry, I meant the minimal-click, app fills in the gaps functionality is no good for offroad 🙂 I use bikehike to put together offroad GPX routes, the combo of OS and google maps is ace. Especially with google maps in sat. mode to pick up some unmarked trails.Posted 4 years agoMad PierreSubscriber
CaptainFlashheart – Member
Oooh, I didn’t know you could even look at OS maps on Bing! Had never bothered looking. Now firmly bookmarked!
Yeah – ever since they bought multimap.com donkeys ago.
You can draw routes, import .gpx files, pinpoint places and save them and link to ’em etc but most people don’t seem to be aware?Posted 4 years agobelugabobMember
If it’s a road route then bikehike is great using the google maps snap to roads facility as it joins up your clicks using the roads available between the points so the number of clicks required is low. No good for offroad however.
Bike hike supports off-road pretty well – not quite as well as road, but it works well enough – it helps to switch to OSM mode, and change the options to use the ‘Open Street Maps’ routing option.Posted 4 years ago
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