We have some exciting news for London Marathon runners. We have teamed up with a publisher to bring you a map of the route that you can personalise with your name and time. The maps are printed on 300 gram paper with light fast inks and will be sent in a protective postal tube. This is the first marathon route we are printing but we’ll do more in the future. Good luck to everyone running on Sunday. Follow this link for more information.
Over the weekend we had a few emails from users who had problems logging in. It seems be be affecting a small percentage of users who have created more than one account and one of them is linked to Facebook.
If you have problems please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into it.
We’ve just updated the site with a special new feature for users that log on through Facebook and Twitter. Now, whenever you map a new route or log a training session, you can choose to have this automatically posted on Facebook and Twitter. It is turned off by default so to turn this feature on login to Mapometer.com go to My Account and then Social Networks.
Since Apple have released iOS 5 we have had a flood of comments and emails about Mapometer not working any more on iPads or iPhones.
We are hoping Apple will release an update but we are looking into possible solutions so please bear with us.
UPDATE – It seems that it is only affecting a small amount of users now. If you are one of them or if anyone has worked out how to stop it happening please let us know.
We have made a small upgrade to Mapometer than will make a huge difference to our users. The maps on Open Street Map are continually improved by the users themselves. If you find a mistake in the map, all you have to do his head over to their site and make the change yourself! This means that the maps are much more up-to-date than the Google maps. Open Street Maps also includes footpaths, bridle paths and cycling routes which will be really useful for Mapometer users.
To access the Open Street Map layer simply click on the button on the map.
Please note that Mapometer will not auto follow paths if you have the “Follow Roads” button pressed as that information applies to the roads in the Google map only.
We have ironed quite a few bugs in the last week and many thanks for everyone who has emailed in and left comments. Please continue to do so by attaching comments to this post including any error messages you get and browser information etc. The ones we know about, are working on but haven’t quite sorted out yet are:
Sometimes when you save a route the name of the route is left blank in the “My Routes” section. Fixed we think. Can you let us know if it happens again.
When you put in a new location the site doesn’t zoom into it. Fixed
3. Importing GPX routes is temperamental. This seems only to be an issue for longer routes imported into the Safari browser
Distance markers do not print out. Fixed
Any information you have about these or anything other bugs is really useful so please continue to let us know. Thanks. James
Please give us feedback (good and bad) and let us know if you have any issues by adding a comment to this post. We will work to resolve them as quickly as we can. Thanks. James
We have spent ages working on a site redesign and are pleased to announce that it is up and running. As well as a complete face lift we have looked carefully at the functionality of every page we think it Mapometer is now easier to use than ever.
We have also integrated Facebook and Twitter into the site allowing you log in or register via your social network. If you already have an account and want to link it to your social network you should log into Mapometer in the normal way and link it from within the account. Then, in future you will be able to log in via the social network.
Let us know if you have any feedback or if you come across any issues.
We have just updated the site and included a lot of improvements. More to follow on that.
We have had to leave out the Google Translate feature from the new site. The is because Google are discontinuing the API from December 1st onwards. We are really sorry about this as we know our international users have been using it. There is a solution however. If you search for Mapometer in Google and then press the “Translate” Button to the right of the link. It looks like this:
There might be some downtime in the next 24 hours as we upload our new site. We have tested it extensively but if you find any bugs then please let us know.