We made a few small changes to the site last night. In the “My Routes” list there is now a “searchable” box which defaults as checked. We are working on a way for people to search for and share routes which hopefully will be ready in a month or so. If you don’t want your route to be searchable simple uncheck this box.
If someone sends you a link with their mapometer route, you can now save it in your “My Routes” section.
A while ago we had an email from Dave Hemmings who uses the site to train his Siberian Huskies. Check out his site here: www.eekonoo.co.uk.
One of the more unusual uses of mapometer.com. If you have any other please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages: You may have noticed the language box in the top right hand corner of the site. You can change the language of the site to one of 44 different ones. Here is our Hindi site:
Advertising: If you have a sports establishment or club it can appear as an icon in our maps. Click the Advertiser Info link at the top of the page.
Different types of routes: As well is runs you now have the option to save cycling and walking routes.
We have more features in the pipeline. If you have any suggestions please email email@example.com
If anyone has any problems with the site could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and get them ironed out. A few people have said their route info is missing and we are looking into this. Some of you have also asked where the calorie info has gone so that they can monitor their “mars bar and gin and tonic usage”. We took this out because we didn’t want to confuse cyclists and walkers (it was based on runner’s energy usage) but it looks like we will have to put it in again. Give us a couple of weeks.
Mapometer is fully working now and the mapmyrun.co.uk and mapmyrun.co.nz are forwarding to the new site. We are in the process of emailing everyone about the change of name and here is a copy of the email we are sending out to UK users if you haven’t had one:
Dear Mapmyrun.co.uk user
If you have logged on to our site today you may have noticed a change to the site. We have changed our name!
Our new name is Mapometer.com and the UK site address is http://gb.mapometer.com. We have done this because of the increasing confusion between us and the United States Mapmyrun site.
All your existing log in details, route information, and training logs have been transferred to the new site. For a limited period mapmyrun.co.uk will automatically forward you to mapometer.com but we recommend you change your bookmark and links now to avoid confusion in the future.
We are focused on bringing the best sports mapping site to users in the UK. We’ve added a few new features to Mapometer.com and have a lot of plans to improve the site in the future.
Please change your bookmarks and links now. We don’t want to lose you!
We expect the transfer to happen in the next few days. Maymyrun.co.uk will shut down for a few hours and then users of mapmyrun.co.uk should be transferred directly to mapometer.com and all the links should redirect automatically. We’ve ironed out all the bugs we can find but would be interested in any new ones that arise as a result of the transfer.