Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stepping Out

Noah blogged about a new Google Map tool that acts like a pedometer...sort of. I'm having a lot of fun tracing my walking routes and seeing how much ground I'm covering. Did you know that it's about 2 miles from Queen Bee's house to my mom's?

Drawbacks are:
- how incredibly time consuming it is to get to your chosen part of the country
- if you're walking over something grassy, like a park, you can't go along the paths, really, it just makes a line as the crow flies

Fun stuff:
- Did you know I walk about 3 miles a day just to and from the subway?
- You can erase just the last leg so if you make a mistake you don't have to start over from scratch

Go try it out, see how long your driveway is...or something.

3 comments:

  1. It says the triangle I walk is about three miles. It doesn't feel that long to me - I'll clock it in my car and see how close it is...

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  2. FWIW, I use
    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
    If you have a chance, compare and contrast...

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  3. JRH's version clocks things in about a third less than the one Noah linked to.

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