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Postholer Maps with elevations/mileages

Postby postholer » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:01 pm

ELEVATIONS have just been added to the PCT map. You now have over 12,000 mileage/elevation pairs; that's almost 5 per mile! The mileages are calculated from 257,285 trail coordinates from the USFS kml.

Also, an update to the 'mouse click' behavior. If you click on the trail (blue line) at 2 different locations, the second click will give you the distance between those 2 points as well as the time it takes to hike it at different hiking speeds.

Here's the PCT:
http://postholer.com/gmap/gmap.php?trail=pct

...and the Grand Enchantment Trail:
http://postholer.com/gmap/gmap.php?trail=get

Even though adding elevations is done by the computer, it is a very time consuming process. The Appalachian Trail and the John Muir trail maps will have elevations in a day or two, they already have mileages.

If you find this feature too much on an older, slower computer click the 'Hide Distances' link. This will cause the maps to behave as they did before the addition of mileages/elevations.

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Postby p-fitz » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:51 am

Unbelievably cool!
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Re: Postholer Maps with elevations/mileages

Postby postholer » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:38 pm

p-fitz wrote:Unbelievably cool!


Thanks Paul! I'm glad you like it. We'll just keep plugin' along and see what else we can add...

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