We plan to keep Map My Distance completely free… but this requires us to rely solely on donations and Google ads so if you’d like to keep it going please consider buying us a coffee 🙂 or a few 😉
What is Map My Distance?
Map My Distance was created for the runner, cyclist, hiker or anyone else who needs to calculate a distance from one point to the next for exercise. Using the latest Google Maps API we calculate the distances of the routes that you draw on the map and we give you the option to save them to a profile that you can set up in less than a minute, or copy a link to a route and paste it to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or any of your other social network profiles and show friends the routes you run/cycle.
For now Map My Distance is a basic tool for calculating the distance of your routes but will grow as we add new features to create the ultimate distance calculating tool for everyone to use.
Why sign up to Map My Distance
Reasons you should sign up to Map My Distance:
- You can save routes under your profile and view them at any time.
- You can send your routes to friends or copy your route links to your social network profiles.
- If you’re an event organizer you can mark out the routes and send them to your entrants, you can also upload your own logo to fully brand the Map My Distance page to look like it’s yours.
- We’ll keep you up to date with new features coming soon to Map My Distance.
How does it work?
The site should ask for permission to auto find your location, otherwise you can type in the location from where you’d like to begin measuring your distance from in the search bar at the top. Once you have the map at your starting location place points and draw out your route by clicking on the map.
Your distance will me shown on the info box on the left and should show your location and updated distance on every click.
There is a green button “Snap To Roads” which will make the lines auto snap to the marked out roads, making it easier to draw out the routes… This feature can also be turned off for if you need to calculate routes that are off road.