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Old 09-02-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Great tool for planning trips!!!

As I sit at my destop computer and dream about future trips, I'd like to know about the elevation changes, and the challenges that may lie ahead on the road. What are the literal highs and lows?

Well, if you use google maps to find the driving directions, you can also find the elevation profile of the trip rather easily!

Once your route has been calculated on Google maps, look to the upper right hand corner of the screen. There is a "link" icon -- it looks like links of a chain. Click it, and copy the url in the top line. Then go to this site:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/profile_input

In the lower right hand side of the screen, there is a box titled "Or provide the URL of data on the Web: "

Paste the link in there, and click "Draw the Profile"

Presto!!!

For example, this is the profile for Columbus Ohio to Orlando Florida:

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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Thats pretty cool. Will it let you change from meters to feet?
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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Wow, now that is VERY kewl!

Yes, it changes from meters to ft. I encourage everyone to go play with it. Interesting...
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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Now that's pretty neat. The charts do not lie. Fun to play with.........
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:24 AM   #5
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where do you change it from metric?
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where do you change it from metric?

In the section under "General Parameters", you will see "Output Format" with larger green capitalized letters. Right below that you will see in smaller green letters "Units". That's where you make the selection
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Very cool! Where was that on our trip to Cherokee last month?
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