Day Tripper Dispatches

GMaps Pedometer Saves the Day
October 17, 2006, 9:32 am
Filed under: hiking, outdoor activities, Resources, state parks, walking

According to its founder, the GMaps Pedometer is a “little hack” that uses Google’s amazing mapping application to help record distances traveled for a walk, run or hike, without having to drag a GPS or pedometer around – a potential day-saver for a Day Tripper with a child in a backpack or stroller or someone with limited endurance. Other tools like Google Earth or MapQuest are easier for calculating driving distances – after all, this tool is called a pedometer – you must add individual points for all the twists and turns in your route to get an accurate distance. Click map for a larger image of this sample walk at Willard Brook State Forest.

Only a few more days to use the Regent Theatre’s
two-for-two Voltaic Vaudeville ticket coupon!

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