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Offline smithr1

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« on: July 31, 2008, 08:16:00 pm »
I want to plan, mark and distribute ride info but I do not have a gps.  I might one day so...  What say you about software options.  It would be great if I could do routes that had small detail area and entire route on one sheet.  Something that I can email, print, show online.  It be great if I could just point to the next way point and it builds the road but if I don't like it let me drag the route to other road options.  It be great if I didn't have to build a route sometimes but could mark/highlight and list all the cool roads in an area.  I am sure some of you that have used software know more about what I think would be great then I do.  Thanks  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 09:46:00 pm »
most of the mapping only s/w can do most of what you want. Two I've used in the past are...   Microsoft Streets & Trips  Delorme Street Atlas USA   --  Steve Smith, #3184  COG Northest Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 10:40:00 pm »
I usually use MS Streets & Trips, but I used the newest Google maps recently and liked it alot (plus it's free).  With MSS&T, I usually take the route and export it to Word for editing and printing.  I haven't figured out any software that automagically cuts down on the minute unnecessary details, like follow the slight curve in the road, so I edit it down to about half the turn by turn instructions they come up with.  Bill Hookman  Columbus, OH  COG #6893, Ohio AAD  CDA #0278    The twistier and hillier the road, the bigger the smile.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 10:46:00 am »
Bob, spend a lil time gettin to know Google Maps. It rocks! Post any ? after ya ck it out some.  01 Conc, Mijami Floriduh  Over the Pond 06: http://tinyurl.com/2vk9o2 route map: http://tinyurl.com/4p7pmd  

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 06:14:00 pm »
+1 Google Maps  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267
'06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229 (CDA# 0267)    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2793453582/" title="Trip Home by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2793453582_bba89ca959_t.jpg" width="100" height="75" alt="Trip Home" />[/url]

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 09:24:00 am »
It may not be what you're looking for, but look at http://www.grouprider.com/.    It interacts with Google Maps and allows you to create and share rides and routes with friends.   You can set up riding groups, and then use it as a forum for people to track and sign up for group rides.    I don' use it myself much as I don't lead many group rides anymore, but some of my friends like it a lot.  

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 02:48:00 pm »
They have improved how google maps works since I played with beta.  I do not lead rides only make suggestions on roads to build your own routes.  Here is what I have done so far in Arkansas starting in Hot Springs area where my next trip will be.  
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