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Please feel free to post any suggestions you have for the site here. We get most of our ideas from user’s emails.
just wanted to say how fantastic this site is…I use it so often, it is the best tool to plan a training schedule. I am training for my first marathon and am trying to find certain milage runs and also get certain asc/desc in, invaluable tool for this. one thing I would love is to map the runs in the regional park that I run in very often(waitakere ranges in Auckland, NZ). I suppose all the maps are based on google maps so walking trails wont show? only a few of the tracks (which are really little roads) show on it. for the rest I have to guess where the route goes by looking at the terrain. works to some extent but could be better.
so many people run off road it would be excellent to one day be able to map these properly.
thanks again for a super fantastic site.
Kind regards and compliments of the season to your team
December 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pmpermalink
Thanks for your comments. We do currently get the maps from Google and we are limited to what they give us. I would recommend that you use the search engine and see of that helps or view the maps in satellite mode. We are exploring ways of showing public routes but haven’t come up with a solution yet.
December 17th, 2009 at 10:26 ampermalink
Hello this is a great tool and I appreciate the work done so far. I would really like to communicate with others in my area that have mapped routes.
My suggestion would be to put a comment box attached to a route where someone could ask the owner a question. And then the owner of the route would get an email with the question and could reply or not.
December 25th, 2009 at 11:54 pmpermalink
Thanks for this and your other comment as well. This is a good idea and I can see that it would be useful for users. We are working on the training log at the moment but I will add it to the list of possible features for the future. James
December 26th, 2009 at 10:25 ampermalink
Great site, using it to log my training for the London Marathon.
My suggestion would be to make the training logs exportable to something like Excel or CSV format. That would be really useful.
Also allow them to be sorted in some sort of table format so that runners can see how they are progressing over time – distance, speed etc.
December 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pmpermalink
Thanks for this. We will be certainly including some sort of export facility when we update the training logs which we hope to have ready by April. And I like the idea of a table fomat. James
January 1st, 2010 at 10:18 pmpermalink
As a user of the site for about a year now I have found the recent ‘search’ facility change very helpful.
I have a couple of additional comments though:
1/ Like others, I would welcome the ability to edit an existing walk either from the Start point or part way through.
2/ As a walker who prefers to keep away from roads I would welcome the ability to switch to an OS map. No doubt this has cost implications for Mapometer but it might be something to consider as you grow larger.
January 5th, 2010 at 3:02 pmpermalink
Thanks for the suggestion. You already can edit and existing walk from the start point or half way through. If you press the Edit button small squares will appear on your route. You can move these squares around the screen to change your route. Pressing ‘Draw’ returns to mapping mode.
We haven’t included OS maps as they are only available overseas and this is a global (although most users are in the UK> Have you tried Satellite mode? The button is in the top right hand corner.
January 5th, 2010 at 3:38 pmpermalink
Mapping begins at home –
short of logging in is there a way of having the map start centred at you usual place to save hassle?
Can cookies do this>
January 6th, 2010 at 1:35 pmpermalink
The easiest way would be to press the press the “Remember me on this computer” button when you log in and then you shouldn’t have to log in every time you use the site. I think it will remember you for a month or so.
January 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pmpermalink
Being a keen triathlete, I use mapometer to map my cycles and runs. What would be ideal is if you could merge the cycle and run into one route and then you could incorporate your transition times and measure training logs against one route. What would be even better is if you could also add your swim distance in also and map all in one route.
January 18th, 2010 at 2:23 pmpermalink
Thanks. We are thinking about adding swimming and other sports as well. Will look into merging a route between different sports. That is a bit harder and we would have issues in the training logs etc but will keeo it in mind. James
January 18th, 2010 at 3:10 pmpermalink
Ever thought about marketing your site to the horsey world? Riders wouldn’t be too interested in the distance (though useful), but rather they would use it to plan routes so bridle paths and byways would need to be marked. If riders could leave comments on the map for each other (bad gate, stoney track, good turf, nice gallops, fittening hill) on the map you’d get many many users as this info is really valuable/useful and hard to get. On they whole, they’re also a very high net worth group for your advertising revenue and if you look at the stats there are lots and lots of them…
January 24th, 2010 at 5:11 pmpermalink
Hi, thanks for this. it is certainly something we will look at. We are thinking about adding several different sports and I can see that this would make sense particularly with sharing and searching routes. James
January 25th, 2010 at 9:16 ampermalink
Excellent site which makes planning walks, rides etc very easy. Searches and saving other peoples’ routes are both great facilities. Re OS sheets for walkers planning routes, this can be achieved by looking at the paper map and following the paths on the Google aerial view. They are usually clear.
One request: Would it be possible for the Edit facility to have a section delete capability. Editing is easy when setting points manually but is just too much hassle with “road following” turned on. The ability to delete a section and stitch in another would be brilliant – or perhaps I am asking too much of an excellent free service.
February 7th, 2010 at 4:12 pmpermalink
Thanks for your comment. I can see that your suggestion would be useful as I have often wanted to do it myself. I will add it to the list but it might be 6 months or so before we do it as there is a lot on the list at the moment. James
February 12th, 2010 at 10:01 ampermalink
If follow roads is checked, then you’d think you could automatically build a cue sheet (ie. text turn-by-turn directions). Then we could build our running routes for our local run clubs on here and get accurate distance measurements but more importantly a textual pocket sheet with turn-by-turn text directions.
March 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pmpermalink
We will certainly look into it to see how easy it is to do. James
March 2nd, 2010 at 10:42 pmpermalink
The altitude graph is a really useful thing to have, but I’d love to be able to control the scales so that I can make direct comparisons between routes more easily. Being able to overlay routes along with the graph would be even better!
March 17th, 2010 at 4:27 pmpermalink
Hi Hannah. Yes good idea. Will add to the list.
March 18th, 2010 at 11:27 ampermalink
The ability to sort saved routes by some sort of alphanumeric order would be good. I save mine in the format X.xxmi – Location so I’d get them in increasing distance order. Anything like that would be very helpful.
March 22nd, 2010 at 2:23 pmpermalink
This will come with the next round of changes. Hopefully in the next two or three months.
March 22nd, 2010 at 3:08 pmpermalink
Is there any way of having a complete route made up of sections – sometimes it is useful to see where I am gaining time (and losing it!).
Also, other than exporting the data to something else, I would like to be able to amalgamate the information from my training logs – not sure how that would work but it would be good to see all routes together – I do not run the same route everytime I run.
As an aside, fantastic site and really useful. Thanks for your work.
March 23rd, 2010 at 11:18 ampermalink
Hi, We are about to start an overhaul of the training log. I want the site to show a list of completed routes done shown historically so that you can compare speeds etc. It is going to take a few months though. With regard to the sections a workaround would be to map the sections. I’m not sure how we would split them up otherwise but this is something for the future. James
March 23rd, 2010 at 12:54 pmpermalink
It would be nice if ….
a) There was a public viewable list of routes for each member
b) When doing a search you could somehow click through to see more details on a route (e.g. who created it, their comments/description etc)
c) Twitter/Facebook integration – e.g. Tweeting “I’ve just run <> route … aren’t I clever!”
March 25th, 2010 at 12:29 pmpermalink
Hi, We are currently working on a facility to allow users to contact each other and find out more about the run. We are proceeding cautiously though as I don’t want to open it up too quickly. We are also working on an automatic Twitter and Facebook updates every time you enter a training log entry. I also want to so a viewable lists of routes – that will come with time. Thanks for the suggestions. James
March 25th, 2010 at 12:49 pmpermalink
Another one from me… A button to go to the relevant log page straight from the map of that route would be awesome. Cheers!
March 30th, 2010 at 8:32 pmpermalink
Will add to the list. Should be able to do this in the next round of changes. James
March 31st, 2010 at 8:49 ampermalink
When editing a route, it would be great if you could delete a section of it between two waypoints. I often use the same start and finish sections but vary the middle bit…
April 6th, 2010 at 10:10 ampermalink
Will add to the list. Thanks for the suggestion.
April 12th, 2010 at 11:10 ampermalink
I would like to delete points, rather than just move, one route strangley as a line across the centre which I’d like to delete but can’t
April 15th, 2010 at 6:49 pmpermalink
Can each route on the training log be merged so I can have a graph showing what distance/time I ran regardless of the route? I often do different routes each day to mix it up but it would be nice to see the days I ran and the distance. Thanks.
April 24th, 2010 at 7:39 pmpermalink
We are working on that at the moment plus a few more ways of looking on data. Hopefully all should be done in around 3 weeks.
April 26th, 2010 at 12:04 pmpermalink
Firstly would like to say that i love the website and use it all the time, however it would be great if wei could have some sort of reporting to collate on a say monthly basis what routes used, days travelled & times etc.
This would be a great tool to manage activity over various routes especially during the winter months when the enthusiasm can start to wane.
April 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pmpermalink
Bear with us as we are working at the moment on something along these lines. Hopefully it will be ready in 2 – 3 weeks. James
April 28th, 2010 at 9:15 pmpermalink
Is it possible to log a distance, rather than a route, eg “marathon” or “half marathon”?
June 7th, 2010 at 9:40 ampermalink
I’m not sure what you mean here. Could you clarify to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 7th, 2010 at 12:37 pmpermalink
Not sure if this is possible but how about adding boating to your running, walking & cycling.
I recently joined your site and set about creating a few canoe paddling journeys on the Thames however it was very time consuming following the river accurately. I then noticed that you have the option to ‘auto-follow roads’ when creating a journey. Could a similar thing be done to ‘auto-follow waterway’? There is a large community of paddlers out there who would I’m sure welcome this feature to plan paddling trips.
June 16th, 2010 at 3:22 pmpermalink
Thanks for your suggestion. Canoeing is about to be added as a type of route. We are testing some changes at the moment and this is one of them which should be ready in the next week or two. We get the Auto follow roads information from Google though and as far as I know they don’t have any plans to add waterways. This would be up to them though and we would certainly add it if they do.
June 17th, 2010 at 9:46 ampermalink
Hi there. Must say I love the site. A few suggestions / queries.
Is it possible to export / print all the training logs for all the routes?
Can the mouse wheel be used on the map to zoom?
Is it possible to rename a route?
June 24th, 2010 at 12:54 pmpermalink
Hi. Thanks for your comments. It isn’t currently possible to export the training logs. We are currently working on an update which should improve it dramatically however so hopefully you won’t need to. The mouse wheel can’t be used to zoom. Double clicking zooms in. It is possible to rename a route. In your list of routes press the Edit Button and then when viewing the map press Save. James
June 24th, 2010 at 2:57 pmpermalink
Hi James, Fantastic site indeed! Just a very simple suggestion:
When training logs are displayed (Activity Table / Recent activity), could you add any derived info such as average speed and average time per mile? Perhaps there are other applicable stats too… Average power?
July 7th, 2010 at 10:38 ampermalink
We have just overhauled the training area and we wanted to keep it simple to begin with. We will add features in the future though that make sense to add. Pace is certainly something that a lot of people have asked for.
July 7th, 2010 at 3:16 pmpermalink
The site is really looking good, you are making great progress. The appears to be no way to search for a long route? We cyclist have this problem with a lot of rides being over 100 miles. i know a few runners that go routes longer than that also.
Thanks for all your hard work it looks good from down here in New Zealand.
July 10th, 2010 at 12:46 pmpermalink
Excellent website that i have found very useful. However, since the recent changes i have found a few issues with the logging of training.
Today i ran a route 5.46 miles and took 46.43 minutes. The chart says the average speed is 7.01miles per hour. That is 38 minutes of running (for 5.46 miles) which is not correct.
Since the site update i have noted that all my previous run logs have strange times and or distances that were not there before. Is it possible there is an error in the way the training log calculates speed / distance?
July 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pmpermalink
Would it be possible to overlay altitude plots for different routes? That way, when training for a race, an individual can see whether they are training at the same altitude/gradients as the race?
July 11th, 2010 at 10:00 ampermalink
I really like the updated site, but miss the min/per km, it really motivated me to go faster. Hope you add it soon.
Thanks for helping me stick to my training.
July 11th, 2010 at 8:31 pmpermalink
Fantastic site, love mapping out cycle rides and sharing them with fellow cyclists, would be great to communicate with people who log routes in my back yard, compare times, meet up to ride etc, gets a bit of community going
July 12th, 2010 at 6:49 ampermalink
Hi. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll certainly add it to the list. We don’t want to make the training log too complicated though. Perhaps a link from the training log back to the route itself to begin with.
July 12th, 2010 at 3:05 pmpermalink
Hi, Lots of people have mentioned this. In the meantime use Speed in the graph. It tells you the same thing. If you hover your mouse over the lines in the bar chart you get the actual speed.
July 12th, 2010 at 3:06 pmpermalink
Hi Martin. This is next on our list and hopefully we should have something by September. James
July 12th, 2010 at 3:12 pmpermalink
Ability to add notes along the map route would be useful.
July 12th, 2010 at 7:48 pmpermalink
You can search for routes of any length. Push the slider to the right. The only limitation is that all of the route must fall within the map you are looking at for it to work. James
July 13th, 2010 at 9:55 ampermalink
Can we have the minutes per mile back on the training logs. Also is it possibel to have labels on the graph axis i.e. speed (mph) then it would make a bit easier to quickly read
July 22nd, 2010 at 1:54 pmpermalink
Hi, we are planning to put pace back and labelling the axis. In the meantime hovering the mouse over the bars in the chart shows the actual speed.
July 22nd, 2010 at 2:12 pmpermalink
min/per km – I see others are missing this facility too. I have to use a special spreadsheet that i’ve set up to log my runs (and the min/per km).
Will this be added soon?
July 30th, 2010 at 2:29 ampermalink
Hi Christine. Pace will be back in September. Thanks for the comment. James
July 30th, 2010 at 8:23 ampermalink
it’s a great site no doubt about that, but I have a query over the accuracy of the total height gain/loss over a route. I plotted a bike course that was organised by a large sportive company (who say they use Memory Map based on OS data), they quoted 2400m total climbing, wheres mapometer quoted just under 1000m (and my Suunto watch was around 2000 – I would expect this to be the least accurate of the three).
Have you any explanation for the difference?
thanks very much
August 6th, 2010 at 4:26 pmpermalink
We get all the data from Google and, by their own admission, it should be used as a guide, not for accurately measuring altitude. That said they are continually updating and fixing errors. We would like to use OS maps but the site is worldwide and OS isn’t. Your route does seem out by a lot though. Could you email the route URL to email@example.com and I will look into it. James
August 9th, 2010 at 8:58 ampermalink
Again, this is down to Google. THey must have an error in their route database. They are continually updating this but in the meantime I would turn off auto follow routes when you encounter a problem.
August 9th, 2010 at 8:59 ampermalink
I am not sure if this is already possible but is there any where that you can enter an average speed say 3 miles /hour for walking or 15 miles / hour for cycling and from this the route will give you a predicted time to complete the route.
August 24th, 2010 at 6:00 pmpermalink
Thanks for the suggestion. Is isn’t possible but I can see that it would be useful. I’ll add to our list.
August 31st, 2010 at 10:07 ampermalink
I’ve been using the site for about a year now and have shared it with several colleagues.
A lot of my training involves repetitions, ie. 400m reps, 1km reps, where I have a set measured distance which I run back and forward on with varying recoveries between each rep. The only way I’ve logged these to date is by seperate logs which takes a while, as doing 16 reps of 1 min for example takes a lot of key strokes.
Could reps be incorporated in some way?
September 1st, 2010 at 2:27 pmpermalink
Hi. We are getting a lot of requests for this at the moment and it may be something that is added to the training log in the future. In the meantime I would plot a route of the desired length. It can be a straight line anywhere (in the sea for example), name it 400m training rep 16 etc and use that.
September 1st, 2010 at 2:51 pmpermalink
Quite often I will map a route for a training run that is a little further than I initially intend to complete. Then I will follow the route but stop short of the finish. Over a period of time I will extend the distance I run until I reach the finish. Then I will continue to run the same route but extend it beyond the finish point. I find it messy to map every distance separately for what I consider to be the same route, but with reductions and extensions to it. And it makes it hard to compare times over what is essentially the same route.
My request is, is it possible to add the ability to enter a training log for a specific route but enter a value for the number of miles/km you have cut the route short, or extended it. I know it wouldn’t be 100% accurate, but by doing this a simple calculation could be done to compare what would be your average time over that one route, if you had completed the full distance or not extended it.
If this doesn’t make sense, and you want me to try and clarify it just let me know.
September 4th, 2010 at 5:47 pmpermalink
It does make sense and I can see that it would be useful. We are working on some other things at the moment but I will add it to the list. James
September 6th, 2010 at 9:15 ampermalink
Excellent tool I have been using for a while, but could you add inline skating to the activities. Inline skating is different from the other activities as it requires a smooth road surface and relatively few hills.The surface is never marked on any maps. Therefore a proven route on the map would very useful to inline skaters.
September 6th, 2010 at 11:01 ampermalink
Hi. Yes we can add that sport to the next round of changes but that will be at least 6 months away. Thanks for the suggestion. James
September 6th, 2010 at 11:35 ampermalink
I find viewing the hybrid map with red on green quite hard as I’m colour blind. I’ve seen other sites with blue and that’s easier. It would be great to be able to choose the thickness and colour of my map lines in my account.
October 30th, 2010 at 10:58 ampermalink
Whilst I think about it – another wish.
I did a 10k run a few weeks ago that was part of a sponsored run in a wooded area. I didn’t know the route as it was all waymarked and all I had to do was run it. Of course, without a route I could not add it to my run/training log. It would be great to be able to add a given distance of running and my time to my log without having a pre-drawn route for it.
PS: really love the site. So easy to use and it helped me get to my 10k distance very nicely!
October 30th, 2010 at 11:01 ampermalink
Thanks for your suggestion. I’ll certainly add it to our list but in the meantime it might be worth experimenting with some of the other map views (Satellite or Terrain) as you might find that easier to view. James
November 1st, 2010 at 5:08 pmpermalink
A few people have asked for this, particularly swimmers that train in pools etc. It is on our list. In the meantime as a workaround I would recommend drawing a straight line anywhere of the required distance and using that. We will be introducing this feature though. James
November 1st, 2010 at 5:15 pmpermalink
I’m really enjoying using the site and finding it really helpful but would like to log runs on tredamills and cycling machines. Is there any way to do that please?
November 19th, 2010 at 12:00 ampermalink
This is high on our list. In the meantime you’ll have to draw a route of the length you are training on the treadmill and use that. We will be adding the feature though.
November 22nd, 2010 at 9:58 ampermalink
a) is there anybody still out there watching out for suggestions? doesn’t appear to be much activity?!!!
b) If so, do you have an iPhone APP to track our tracks for posting up to the server along with manually updated routes?
would love to use you as I currently use Trail Guru but not as happy with that site.
January 3rd, 2011 at 4:01 pmpermalink
We didn’t do as much as we would have liked in 2010 but we hope to up the pace in 2011 with regard to new features. An iPhone App would be great but realistically won’t happen until the second half of this year. Thanks for using the site.
January 4th, 2011 at 10:01 ampermalink
Would it be possible to add a running total of distance for the month on the training log. It would also be good to be able to set a monthly target and have the training log show progress towards your target.
Great site. Been using it for a while to map routes but only just got into using the training log.
January 11th, 2011 at 12:11 ampermalink
You can show total running distance by month in the graph at the bottom of the training log page. Targets is something we will be looking at in the next few months as lots of people have asked for that.
January 11th, 2011 at 8:53 ampermalink
Thanks James. I didn’t realise if you hovered your mouse over the bar in the graph it gave the total. Targets would be a great addition.
January 12th, 2011 at 11:25 ampermalink
as i am progressing in far i can go i wanted to be able to add to a route, can i not ‘click in’ at a certain place on a stored route and add more to it rejoining at another point on the already created route and save it as a new and bigger one?
January 12th, 2011 at 8:55 pmpermalink
Thanks for your comment. Yes you can. From your list of routes select Edit (you can also duplicate routes from this list by pressing the copy button). Then, whilst looking at the route press the Edit button. You should now be able to drag points around on your route and add sections. When you have finished press the Save button. Hope that helps.
January 13th, 2011 at 9:10 ampermalink
Took up cycling a few months ago and recently found this excellent site. Can’t think of any suggestions at the mo, it seems to do everything I want it too.
Keep up the good work.
January 23rd, 2011 at 4:11 pmpermalink
Absolutely love this site – it has made all of my running routes so much more fun to design and use. Just wondered – I am training for a marathon so am using the search button a lot looking for other routes tried and tested and the biggest hiccup I come across is seeing which routes are on roads, footpaths, canals etc. Once the route is mapped is there a way of clearing it to see what it looks like underneath the mapped line? Or can we have different colours for different terrains?
Thanks for a GREAT site.
February 11th, 2011 at 2:52 pmpermalink
There isn’t a way of turning the route on and off. I suppose the easiest way would be to open another window in the browser. It should remember your location so you can look at them side by side. I’m assuming you have switched between satellite and map mode. I’ll add your suggestion to the list. Thanks.
February 14th, 2011 at 11:05 ampermalink
Might have missed it but any development which allow import from mobiles or Garmins etc…. I notice one or two other sites do this but their sites are inferior to Mapometer.
I would love to be able to capture my runs on my Blackberry and upload (I am a bit lazy).
Anyhow thanks for an excellent site.
February 16th, 2011 at 8:20 pmpermalink
Thanks for your post. If you can get a GPX from your Blackberry to your computer then it is easy to upload it to Mapometer. Go to the “My Account” section and then “My Routes”. Just above your list of routes there is a “Import GPX Data” button. Press that and follow the instructions.
February 17th, 2011 at 9:32 ampermalink
Is there an android application available in nz?
March 17th, 2011 at 6:04 ampermalink
Not at the moment. We are in the early stages of planning a version of the site that would work on Android phones via a browser though.
March 17th, 2011 at 9:25 ampermalink
Are you looking at making the training logs exportable to spreadsheet?
March 30th, 2011 at 3:01 ampermalink
Hi. It isn’t on the current list of things to do but I can see that it would be useful. It isn’t going to happen for at least 6 months though.
March 30th, 2011 at 8:08 ampermalink
Hi, have you thought about incorporating Open Street Map as one of the view options? This would answer the footpaths/bridleway issues.
Also, the ability to display more than one route on the same map would be fantastic!
Keep up the good work
May 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pmpermalink
We will look into Open Street Map. I had a quick look just now and it looks good. A few people have asked for the ability to show more than one route. We are thinking of ways of doing this by possibly adding the ability to search for routes by user name. Thanks for your suggestions.
May 4th, 2011 at 9:06 ampermalink
If you delete a route and change your mind by selecting the cancel button it still deletes it (b***er!!!!!)
May 6th, 2011 at 9:45 ampermalink
Can we mix on and off road cycling so we have one route but different activities
May 6th, 2011 at 9:47 ampermalink
It might be easier if you duplicate the route by pressing the Copy button in your list of routes and then Edit it and give it a different sport.
May 6th, 2011 at 10:08 ampermalink
I just tested it and you are right! Thanks for pointing out this bug and sorry for the inconvenience. We will get it fixed.
May 6th, 2011 at 10:09 ampermalink
It is now fixed.
May 6th, 2011 at 10:30 ampermalink
Mapometer is a great product – I’ve been using for 18 months and love it. Is there a way to join 2 or more routes into 1? Route 1 has an end-point that is also the start point for route 2. Exported the routes to GPX files and tried using a GPX merge tool on them but that didn’t work.
May 8th, 2011 at 10:34 pmpermalink
When signing up new users, it would be good to have code to check if a user already exists and provide a nice error message instead of dumping SQL. I got:
Duplicate entry ‘user’ for key 3
insert into user (username, email, password, date_format, updates, default_lat, default_lng, default_zoom, view, auto_follow, dist_markers, auto_scroll, dist_unit, energy_unit, weight, subdomain, language, country_code) values…..
May 9th, 2011 at 8:49 ampermalink
I was going to suggest that as a workaround although it is not something I have tried. Hopefully there is a way of merging two GPX files. It is not something the site can do though. I’ll add it to our list of possible new features.
May 9th, 2011 at 9:07 ampermalink
This sounds like a bug. I’ll pass it on and we’ll try and get it fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.
May 9th, 2011 at 9:08 ampermalink
Can I import photographs at waymark points on route?
May 10th, 2011 at 11:03 ampermalink
No you can’t but it is on our list of possible updates for the future as we can see it would be useful.
May 10th, 2011 at 11:23 ampermalink
Mapometer is FAB!!! Any chance of me being able to choose the display-colour of my route? In map-view and satellite-view, I find it hard to see the route because it is a low-contrast colour with the background and other features on the map. I often end up choosing terrain-view simply because I can see the route more easily then. However, terrain-view doesn’t show all the roads when zoomed out. Bright yellow would be best for me because this contrasts with everything. Blue would also be good. Anything except red or green or similar. Since this might not suit everybody, it seems that a choice of a few high-contrast colours would be the best solution. Note that I am mildly red-green colour blind and so are about 8% of all men. That is a pretty large proportion of your customers!
June 7th, 2011 at 10:37 ampermalink
Thanks for your comment. We will certainly add this to the list of future updates. As a workaround in the meantime you can always export the route as a GPX and open it in another application or website.
June 7th, 2011 at 11:41 ampermalink
The map is not up to date. Many runners are jogging along the Marina Bay Sands and the new Marina Financial District areas. However, the map did not show those newly constructed roads.
June 10th, 2011 at 7:09 ampermalink
We get the maps from Google and they update the maps continually. I am not sure about specific areas but hopefully it won’t be too long before the maps are updated.
June 10th, 2011 at 8:47 ampermalink
The altitude graph is really useful for comparing hill climbs to work out easier alternative routes. However it would be really good if the graph could change dynamically when you zoom in and out so that when you’re looking at one section of the route the altitude graph stretches out over just that part of the route as well. (I’ve no idea how much programming work that would involve)
June 28th, 2011 at 10:03 ampermalink
Thanks. That is a good suggestion. Over the next few months we are going to working on some behind the scenes stuff and upgrading the Google maps API. This will open up a lot of functionality and I’ll add it to the list. In the meantime you could workaround it by plotting smaller sections of your route.
June 28th, 2011 at 10:33 ampermalink
I not sure if this suggestions been mentioned before but its something I’ve been thinking about. I regularly cycle to/from work. I also ride AUDAX rides plus my own training rides. All of these are recorded on the “training logs” With the commuter rides in mind, would it be possible to alter the training page to allow “repeat journeys”? As in the case of my ride to work, that’s 10 journeys which have to be record one at a time. If repeat journey’s were permitted they could be a start date & quantity and/or when (Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun ) How about a journey class that has commuter behavior, although mine are quite short, it still 50-60kms missing from my training log. Sorry for the bore but you never know how many others have thought about this. Many Thanks Andy
July 5th, 2011 at 12:26 pmpermalink
Thanks for the suggestion. I can see that this would be useful and I will add it to the list.
July 5th, 2011 at 12:50 pmpermalink
I think that mapometer is a brilliant site and is helping me to record all the road runs I do in training. The only suggestion that i would make is that you introduce a new bit in the training log which allows you to enter track sessions, as I regularly do these as part of my training and just register them as gym sessions.
Keep up the good work!
August 11th, 2011 at 7:42 ampermalink
A few people are mentioning this now so it is something we will look at in the future. Thanks
August 11th, 2011 at 10:53 ampermalink
Really finding your website useful – especially seeing as I get a lot more enjoyment from running cross country than on road. Without your website I could only guess at how far I was going!
A suggestion I have which would be a way of organising saved routes into folders or expandable drop down lists. I have 2 main addresses – one at university and one at home – both of which I have saved routes around.
Another thing that would be useful is a way of previewing a snap shot of routes when selecting them in the training log. At the moment I am mapping lots of new routes rather than choosing old ones. But I imagine at some point it’s going to get very difficult to differentiate them all from one another by the title.
Thanks for this brilliant website!
August 13th, 2011 at 11:59 ampermalink
Thanks. Will add to the list. I can see that when you have a lot of routes on your list it would become an issue.
August 15th, 2011 at 9:53 ampermalink
I ride my bike mainly for pleasure and I love plotting and sharing my rides with others. As my longer trips (40m+)usually involve a refuelling stop, some ‘droppable’ symbols would be useful e.g.
September 6th, 2011 at 10:23 ampermalink
Thanks. We are thinking about adding stops etc. James
September 6th, 2011 at 10:48 ampermalink
Could you Increase the precision of the Y-axis on activity tables.
Currently I run 3,84km and am desperatly trying ti improve my running time but the Y-axis for times only shows times at 10 minute intervals; A bit too spaced out for me.
Andrew Tootill pseudo=uncleOggs)
September 30th, 2011 at 9:26 pmpermalink
Thanks for the suggestion. We will look into this. James
October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 ampermalink
Have just found this site and totally love it, cheers.
One of my main forms of exercise is lengths in the local pool. I don’t count the number of lenghts I have done as I find that annying however I do time my swims.
I went to log todays swim which was 30 minutes of lengths and it wouldn’t let me log it as I have to record a distance. I just recorded the distance as .01.
Just wondering if you could please set up the swim record to allow just time and not distance.
October 4th, 2011 at 4:04 ampermalink
Thanks for your comments. The whole site is set up with distance in mind. We could take it off but I think we would get more complaints if we did. As a workaround I would suggest entering the same distance every time and just use the site to analyse your time.
October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 ampermalink
I have just returned to mapometer after a few months off and can no longer load any maps??? It wont even load my saved routes, why is this?
I have tried clearing cashe and opening with different browsers
any ideas . . . . . . . .
October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pmpermalink
Hi. Normally when something goes wrong with the site we get a flood of emails. We haven’t had anything so I am hoping it is a temporary glitch with Google maps in your area. Let me know.
October 5th, 2011 at 9:29 ampermalink
I’m trying to find a running buddy in my area to keep me motivated and am finding difficult! Adding this type of feature to your site would be great!!
October 10th, 2011 at 9:45 ampermalink
We are looking into this as we have had a few requests for it.
October 10th, 2011 at 10:12 ampermalink
Others have requested this: it would be great if we could zoom into/out of the map using the scroll wheel – this functionality is available on Google maps and on other sites that use Google Maps (eg MapMyRun), so it must be possible…?
It’s the one thing that’s keeping me from switching completely to Mapometer for mapping all my runs & rides…
October 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pmpermalink
Thanks for this. That is a very interesting point and you may be right but I personally don’t like it when the scroll wheel zooms in as I use it to scroll down pages on other websites and it feels counter intuitive. I often get caught out by sites that do that. But maybe we should have a vote on it. In the meantime double clicking does the job.
October 10th, 2011 at 10:26 pmpermalink
I have been using mapometer on ipad2 for a while now but recently when I tap on a start position the screen jumps to a point away from the position I have tapped. This only appears to happen on this site. Is it a known issue?
October 28th, 2011 at 11:49 pmpermalink
Hi, no it is not known. Have you upgraded to IOS 5 and is it since then? Have you tried turning of the “Auto-Scroll map” button as this may be the problem.
October 31st, 2011 at 11:43 ampermalink
Is there any chance for a version that can be used on a mobile device screen? In my case an HP Ipaq. Screen resolution is 320x 240. Not great by today’s standard but it is ok using Google maps so should be ok for mapometer.
November 1st, 2011 at 8:11 pmpermalink
We are in the early stages of developing a mobile version but it is a few months away I think.
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:30 ampermalink
Thanks for your great site. We use it for our working group. It would be great if there was a way to embed one of your maps into our website via a iframe.
November 6th, 2011 at 7:37 ampermalink
Thanks for the message. We looked at iFrames a little while ago but it has gone off the radar recently. I will certainly add it to the list and see if we get any other requests for it. James
November 7th, 2011 at 11:58 ampermalink
I have tried a few mapping sites and this one is the easiest to use. I have a few suggestions:
(1) Option to smoothe elevation profiles and calculations.
Elevation has spikes or discontinuities at map boundaries and along off-trail routes; with very large elevation errors on hilly jogging routes. While it probably comes from google maps, the option to smoothe elevation at a 50 or 100 m scale would largely improve profile accuracy.
gives more 853 m elevation difference, it is actually 350 m approximately.]
(2) Include elevation in energy expense
[Example: for jogging 0.005 kcal / kg per meter of positive elevation, and -0.005 kcal / kg per meter of negative elevation saturating for slopes significantly below 5%/.]
November 9th, 2011 at 5:22 ampermalink
Thanks for this. We are aware that energy expense doesn’t take elevation into account. We will certainly add it to out list of possible updates. With regard to the elevation data, that comes from Google and they are continually updating and improving it. We will look into your suggestion though.
November 11th, 2011 at 2:15 pmpermalink
Hello, I wondered if I am the only one having issues with the training logs?? It does not appear to displace past data or allow me to add additional training. Love the website, think its a great tool and easy to use. Thanks for your time,
November 16th, 2011 at 10:51 pmpermalink
Hi, sorry for the delay in responding. Are you still having problems? If so can you email firstname.lastname@example.org with your account login user name and also the browser and operating system you are using. Thanks. James
November 21st, 2011 at 1:59 pmpermalink
It would be very useful to be able to record route times and have the system calculate average speeds and other metrics. Also to be able to log cumulative rides, times, etc to be able to then plot performance changes over time.
If some of this stuff is on the site, apologies and please point me towards it. Otherwise, love the clean simplicity of the site and the fact that the maps are not over sensitive to mouse movements, zooming in when you dont want to, etc. as some site are!
December 1st, 2011 at 5:55 pmpermalink
You can do all of this but you need an account. Once you have created an account go to the Training Log. Let me know if you have any problems. James
December 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 ampermalink
I found the logs page straight after I posted the message….
I have put six or so of my routes on it but it is only plotting one or sometimes two on the chart.
How do I get it to plot all my routes in the log?
December 3rd, 2011 at 7:02 pmpermalink
On the my routes page
a) I’d like the ability to not only edit the route but to actually edit the title and description too.
b) I’d like to be able to sort my routes by the various column headings e.g distance, name etc..
On the Training log page in the past activity secion
c) I’d like to see my average speed as well as total distance and time.
December 4th, 2011 at 8:18 pmpermalink
You will have to change the date range to all and activities to include to all sports and then it should show everything.
December 5th, 2011 at 2:17 pmpermalink
Hi Peter. Here are the answers:
a) You can change the title and description. From the list of routes press edit and then save in the next screen. Change and then save again.
b) Sorting routes by column headings is on our list to do.
c) We were a lit ilimited by space but we will consider. You can see average speed in the graph and if you hover mouse over bars it shows it.
December 5th, 2011 at 2:39 pmpermalink
Wonderful site. Simple and easy to use (and has follow roads option) with GPX import and export, exactly what I have been looking for! Whatever you do don’t take this site in the direction that mapmyrun went. I used to use that one and it’s now dreadful unless you want to pay $100/year.
A mobile app (in my case for Android) would be great. Although not strictly necessarily given the export abilities I suppose. I’m particularly interested in the ability to bring up existing routes on my phone and use the app to follow them.
January 8th, 2012 at 6:38 pmpermalink
Thanks for the feedback. We have no intention of going in that direction – it gives me a headache just looking at their site. An app is on our list but is still a little way off.
January 9th, 2012 at 10:52 ampermalink
Great site – just one issue though: in ‘My Routes’ if I uncheck the tickbox for a route that is searchable (to make it non-searchable), it doesn’t seem to store that information. So when you go back to the route later, it is still searchable. I may have missed something, but the Help section doesn’t seem to help on this issue.
January 9th, 2012 at 9:46 pmpermalink
That does seem to be a bug. Thanks for pointing it out. To get round it press the Edit button in the list view instead. Then press Save in the next screen. This will take you to another screen where you can turn search off and on and save it correctly.
January 10th, 2012 at 10:35 ampermalink
great site, is there any way you could open 2 routes and then
A) merge the routes
B) copy a section from one and add it to the other
C) cut a section out of one and replace it with a section cut from another route?
January 10th, 2012 at 7:42 pmpermalink
Thanks for the suggestion but it isn’t possible at the moment. One for the list though.
January 11th, 2012 at 10:25 ampermalink
When Is Mapometer going to make an app for the Android Market?
January 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pmpermalink
Excellent site – better than the other site I was trying to use, which shall remain nameless.
One thing the map editing could really use is the ability to cut, delete and rejoin sections in the middle of an existing route. I see several people have already made this suggestion but it hasn’t made it to the website yet.
Like many others I often vary my route when running so to map the variations it would be much simpler if I could use an existing map and alter it, but the only way to remove a point is to use undo which only removes points progressively from the very end.
Because a lot of walking tracks (in the Waitakere ranges in my case) are not built in I have to draw them freehand and I do not want to have to redo these time and time again.
Please, please add this feature soon, then I will be able to use this site.
January 14th, 2012 at 12:12 ampermalink
Hopefully soon but it is a few months away. James
January 16th, 2012 at 10:35 ampermalink
We are exploring ways of speeding up our development of new features as it is too slow at the moment. This is on the list. Thanks for your patience. James
January 16th, 2012 at 10:37 ampermalink
Love your site, and have only just recently started using the ”save route” function. One thing that would be useful would be to be able to sort my saved routes, by name or even better by distance.
Thanks again for all your hard work.
January 17th, 2012 at 1:35 ampermalink
Thanks for this and the other comment noticing that it had already been mentioned. Constant dropping wears the stone. It is on our list and worth reminding us. James
January 17th, 2012 at 9:31 ampermalink
Very nicely presented mapping site, I’ve used several and like this one very much. I need a feature to group together the routes of several users. This for clubs to have a club routes page for members. Users who join the group would be able to publish a route to the group. There would be a ‘Group Routes’ page and a ‘Group Members’ page. One or more members would be Group Admins. A group would need a name, a logo and a description.
February 6th, 2012 at 9:29 ampermalink
Thanks Charles. A good suggestion and I will add to our list.
February 10th, 2012 at 10:48 ampermalink
What is it with the Location map preference? It must be saved as when I go to my profile/preferences it see the correct location but when I start a new route, every time I am presented with the centre of London!
March 12th, 2012 at 1:00 pmpermalink
That is not happening when we test it. What operating system etc are you using? James
March 12th, 2012 at 1:07 pmpermalink
Could you add rowing as a sport in your drop down list? Then we can measure our outings and add them to our training history.
March 13th, 2012 at 11:55 pmpermalink
Hi, when I enter an activity the default date shown is yesterdays date. I suspect this is because it is in fact yesterday in the USA. So the list of activity for this week does not show what I have just entered as i am entering something into the future.
March 18th, 2012 at 3:55 ampermalink
We’ll add it to our list.
March 19th, 2012 at 10:30 ampermalink
Thanks for pointing this out. We’ll look into it.
March 19th, 2012 at 10:32 ampermalink
its fab – love it
is there/will there be an app for windows phones?
March 20th, 2012 at 6:34 pmpermalink
Thanks Steve. We will be starting work on an app soon that will work on all phones. But it is 6 months away at the moment.
March 21st, 2012 at 10:39 ampermalink
I have just started to use your site and like it very much compared with the alternatives which are too intrusive.
I would like to be able to see distance in miles and ascent in metres at the same time. That would be particularly useful on the printouts.
Secondly, it would be good to be able to delete a section of a route. This has arisen where I have two similar routes and have copied and edited one route. Moving all the points on the changed section is quite laborious and it would be far easier if I could just plot the changed section from scratch.
April 14th, 2012 at 12:47 pmpermalink
Thanks for your comment. We are working on an upgrade to google Maps currently and after this has been done we are going to look at more map editing functionality. I’ll also add miles metres comment to our list although this will take longer.
April 16th, 2012 at 10:13 ampermalink
Found mapometer only very recently but so far seems much better than previous sites I was using.
One question, the location-based search is great, but I’d love to be able to use keyword/title search instead/as well. E.g. I’d use this to find all routes with “triathlon” in the title to find local race courses. At October 2009 (http://www.mapometer.com/blog/?p=146) this was something you were going to work on… Any news?
May 4th, 2012 at 12:26 pmpermalink
Yes, this has gone off the radar recently as we are working on other map functionality currently. I’ll re-add it to list. In the meantime a simple search on Google for Mapometer Triathlon and the area you are interested in might do the trick. James
May 4th, 2012 at 12:31 pmpermalink
i think this is a user issue : ) when I do a search from point a to point b for cycling it is only giving me the distance and amount of calories burned. I thought there was a feature to give an average time for the journey? Is that correct? And how do I find it if so. Many thanks.
May 23rd, 2012 at 12:57 ampermalink
Hi Pixie. To get the average speed etc you have to log the route in the training log and include your time. Go to My Account / Training Log and then Log a new Activity. Hope that helps. James
May 23rd, 2012 at 9:53 ampermalink
It might have been answered but couldn’t see it. Is there a possibility of changing parts of the route with different colours. I’m mapping a cross-country route and part of it goes back along a path already used so it’s difficult to distinguish between the lines. Also a switch on/off automatic direction arrows on the route would be quite helpful. It’s a great site. Keep up the good work !!!!!!
May 23rd, 2012 at 11:05 pmpermalink
Hi, It isn’t possible at the moment but we are working on an upgrade to Google Maps which should make it possible in the future so I will add to the list. Thanks for the suggestion. James
May 24th, 2012 at 10:54 ampermalink
A small bug: I like to enter the time of my run using the keyboard (rather than scrolling through the number list). However, if I type ’33′ it registers as 31. It’s the same for any double digit number.
Otherwise I love the website, keep up the good work!
June 7th, 2012 at 5:03 pmpermalink
Hi, I have notived that since the altitude function has been fixed at the end of May12, I am now climbing a lot higher for the same route than I used to before. Could you please confirm that there is no longer a problem with this function as I don’t think that the current values given can be correct. Thanks Christine.
June 8th, 2012 at 1:38 pmpermalink
Yes, this has been fixed now. Sorry for delay in replying.
June 22nd, 2012 at 11:28 ampermalink
I would find it very useful if you could mark the routes with comments e.g. “This gate has been locked” or “This path is very steep and muddy and slippery”
July 2nd, 2012 at 5:38 pmpermalink
Thanks. Will add to the list.
July 3rd, 2012 at 2:04 pmpermalink
I’m about to start a marathon training schedule and would love to track my overall mileage on an existing route of, say Lands End to John OGroats, to give me extra motivation to put in the miles!
One way of doing it would be to be able to view an existing route in the background and plot my own progress against it (in a different colour!). Even better would be if I could just add the mileage in text and it would automatically show where I had reached along that route.
I can’t find a way of doing this within the existing site – but it may be that the functionality already exists. Can anyone advise?
July 12th, 2012 at 12:13 pmpermalink
THanks for that. It is a nice idea but not currently possible. We’ll certainly look into it though and other motivational ideas. In the meantime you can see your total distance covered in any given time in the training log.
July 12th, 2012 at 12:46 pmpermalink
Thanks for developing this wonderful site.
I use it to plan mountain bike rides.
The follow road feature works nicely with Google in urban areas but the coverage of paths and tracks is poor.
Could you also implement following these features as they appear in OSM?
July 17th, 2012 at 3:35 pmpermalink
Thanks for the feedback. Google provide the follow road feature which is why it works best with their maps. We’ll keep an eye out for an Open Street Map version but it isn’t something we would be able to do ourselves. James
July 17th, 2012 at 3:56 pmpermalink
That’s a pity.
http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx managed to do it.
There is a lot of reference in the OSM wiki as well.
July 17th, 2012 at 5:47 pmpermalink
Thanks for that. I wasn’t aware it was possible. You learn something new every day.
July 17th, 2012 at 5:56 pmpermalink
Would have been nice to be able to remove nodes.
July 18th, 2012 at 8:06 ampermalink
This is something we are working on. James
July 18th, 2012 at 10:48 ampermalink
I use your site to map my rides. I was wondering if you have a mobile app for iphone and Android device?… If so where is it? Cheers.
PS: strangely enough I’m one of these rare person who is new to iphones and Android…
July 18th, 2012 at 3:08 pmpermalink
This is our most requested feature. We will do it. Hopefully by the end of this year.
July 18th, 2012 at 3:10 pmpermalink
probably a suggestion no one wants, but is it possibly to make the start of the week a Monday and not a Sunday?
Other than that, great site. Put everything up on here, even the android logs from another app (yes, we all do want an android app )
keep up the good work.
July 22nd, 2012 at 3:10 pmpermalink
Hi, We could look at adding it as an option. I’ll add to the list. James
July 23rd, 2012 at 10:44 ampermalink
I may have missed it, but being able to edit the route name would be good.
August 10th, 2012 at 10:11 pmpermalink
Go to your list of routes, press edit next to the one you want to change and then save on the next page. James
August 13th, 2012 at 10:45 ampermalink
Hi, I don’t know if this has been asked for before but could a point on a route be located to a point on the profile (and vice-versa) by pointing with a mouse.
August 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pmpermalink
Hi John, That hasn’t been mentioned but I’ll certainly add to the list. James
August 29th, 2012 at 4:58 pmpermalink
Hi James & the team,
First of all, thank you for the great site!
Then, I was wondering whether there is an existing function to compare two routes on the same map? or is is something you already tried to develop before?
September 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pmpermalink
Hi Karine. It isn’t currently possible but I suppose a workaround would be to open the two routes in two separate browser windows side by side. Or search for them in the search engine. If you are specific enough about the location and length they might appear in the same search results. James
September 7th, 2012 at 12:00 pmpermalink
Just wanted to say that this site is more simple to use and has-less-to-no-bug-issues at all compared to the last one that I am using (mapmyrun.com). Hopefully this site would consider making a quick-glance-summary info box at the Training Log page where mapometer users would be able to determine what’s his/her overall run distance, kcal burned, duration of his/her routine and how many times he/she was able to make a session of his/her run.
September 9th, 2012 at 12:22 ampermalink
Quite often I want to edit a map by just changing part of the route. By using ‘undo’ click by click I just seem to be able to delete only a very short distance at a time.
It would be good to be able to delete a specified distance. For example fill in a box with ’5″ and then click delete and delete the last 5 kilometers of the route.
Very useful mapping system though. Thanks
September 9th, 2012 at 2:31 ampermalink
Thanks. We’ll certainluy consider this as I can see it would be motivational. You can find all this out but it isn’t immediate.
September 10th, 2012 at 11:38 ampermalink
Hi, We are working on editing routes at the moment although we’ve gone about it is a slightly different way. In the next two weeks we are going to upgrade the site with a complete and powerful set of editing tools. James
September 10th, 2012 at 11:40 ampermalink
Great site, very easy to use.
Would like the ability to see where on the map a point on the profile is. scanning the blog I believe this has been asked for a few times already, -so just saying I’d like it too
September 13th, 2012 at 4:02 pmpermalink
Thanks. We are looking into how to do this.
September 13th, 2012 at 5:06 pmpermalink
Any chance you are thinking of adding in other types of training. I tend to do 1 or 2 circuits classes per week and these cannot be measured in distance. Would love to be able to add these into the training log.
September 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pmpermalink
Hi. We could do this but as a workaround just leave the distance as 0 and put a description of what you did in the comments field. James
September 19th, 2012 at 1:49 pmpermalink
I see you just changed the editing feature today.
1. Nice change adding arrows.
2. Hate the new way to edit a course. We have lots of our courses on your site and have loved using you mapping system. However, the new editing is very hard and time consuming to use. I liked the old way of dragging the anchor points to adjust the route of the course much better. Much more flexible than the editing you now have.
September 27th, 2012 at 7:41 pmpermalink
Thanks for the feedback. The old way is still possible. Press Edit / Edit Section / Choose the part of the route you want to edit / Edit Off Road. This will enable you to drag the points around as before.
We are hoping that overall the editing tools will prove much more powerful once you get used to using them. We were trying to enable lots of different types of routes to be edited.
September 28th, 2012 at 9:02 ampermalink
not sure if this is the right place but I’ll head on regardless
Firstly, Any chance we can have an option for a year/year analysis option for the graph. I know it’s not much use, but I would just like to easily see how much more/less running I do each year
Also, the graph seems to be slightly in the wrong place and cuts off the first bar and the last bar. Just makes it look wrong somehow.
I seem to get the posting to facebook giving me 0 time, when selecting 1 hour. Just a little bug but otherwise works perfect.
and of course, allow the start of the week to be a Monday and not sunday
Other than that, it’s a great piece of software. Easily my favourite. just wish you had an Android app
October 5th, 2012 at 8:56 ampermalink
Thanks for all of these. Our focus is on an app (including Android) at the moment but we’ll certainly look at those bugs and add the suggestions to the list. The app is a little way off still though.
October 5th, 2012 at 11:47 ampermalink
I really like using mapometer. To spur me on I decided to connect to Facebook but it would be good if it didn’t then display your weight to all your friends. I don’t really care but it’s not the usual thing to go around publicising how much you weigh! I probably wouldn’t have even noticed if it wasn’t for the fact my friends were so quick to point it out! Also I ran for an hour but the time posted through to Facebook as 0.00.
October 10th, 2012 at 10:19 ampermalink
It doesn’t publicise your weight. If the person viewing your route has a Mapometer account it automatically puts in the weight from their preferences. Otherwise it defaults to 65kg. It shows your route from their point of view, not with your preferences. Thanks for pointing out the Facebook time error – we tested it and it was wrong with us also. We’ll get that fixed.
October 10th, 2012 at 2:52 pmpermalink
Thanks for adding the map/profile relationship. Much appreciated.
October 10th, 2012 at 8:39 pmpermalink
I use mapometer to help me plan a cycling trip in NZ. I thank you for this but do you think it would be possible to create mapping route with separatade sections ?
I will cycle around 30 days and wanted to have an idea of the altitudes of my trip. But I have to chose : either I create one route per day and I have the information as precisely as I want but in many different routes, either I create one long long route and then the altitude information is not really usable on such a long distance.
It would be great if I could have only one long route on wich I could segment my daily stages.
Thanks a lot !
October 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pmpermalink
Thanks for this. We are looking at ways in which to group routes in folders perhaps. We are working on an app at the moment but will return to this again afterwards. James
November 5th, 2012 at 10:55 ampermalink
Is there a way i can have all the routes i map in distance order, from the longest distance to the shortest? At the moment some are in order but not all and the others i have to scroll through all the runs i’ve mapped to try and find the one i want. As i map 2 runs a week for the running group i take, this can be a bit of a nuisance when i want to find a run to repeat.
November 19th, 2012 at 2:22 ampermalink
It isn’t possible at the moment but we are looking at ways to improve the My Routes page so we’ll add this to the list.
November 19th, 2012 at 10:57 ampermalink
Ive just finished a 3 Mile run and i always roughly time myself with my phones timer.
Normally i do 1.9 Miles and log my time in fine so ive never needed to know, UNFORTUNATELY, that the running “time” category only gos up to 23 Minuets!?
I would like to ask why is this? If its a problem with my laptop? Or if ive done something wrong.
If not, then surely this would be good to boost higher running times? Not just for a slow coach like me, but for people that run miles and miles and would like to log their time in, im sure somebody couldnt run 10miles in 23 minuets? unless i really really am slow lol.
Any help or answers would be grateful.
December 26th, 2012 at 10:05 pmpermalink
There is no limit on time. 23 is the maximum hours you can enter. It sounds like you are looking at the wrong column or your browser maybe displaying it incorrectly. Which browser are you using? Thanks
January 2nd, 2013 at 5:21 pmpermalink
I realised not long after I posted this that I didn’t use my brain at all!
My ipod times with “min” “seconds” “milsec” so I assumed mapometer did the same, sorry for the waste of post :p
I will just say, because I sign in via facebook, a few of my friends are interested in mapometer and are impressed, so thankyou for helping us out
(I use this on all my stuff, firefox, on my pad and pod, all works ok)
January 3rd, 2013 at 1:04 ampermalink
One has the option to tell the function to follow roads or not follow roads. Does roads include walkways? Could there be a separate function telling whether it should follow walkways?
January 3rd, 2013 at 6:41 ampermalink
Hi Chris. Following walkways isn’t currently possible. We have looked at implementing it but it is very slow. We are hoping the server speeds will improve in which case we will look at it again. James
January 3rd, 2013 at 9:49 ampermalink
Hi guys, I use this site to plan my training runs which if possible I try to keep off road. Would it be possible to incorporate public footpaths, bridle paths and rights of way onto the satellite map image making it much the same as an ordnance survey map? Great site by the way!
January 6th, 2013 at 1:08 pmpermalink
In the “follow roads” mode, one little problem I have is that it takes the shortest path round roundabouts, ignoring that they’re one way. Is this something you can fix, or a limitation of the Google Maps API? At the moment, as a workaround, I have to remember to click several times on roundabouts to ensure that the route goes the right way round or edit the route afterwards (another great feature, thank you!).
Thanks for a great site!
January 17th, 2013 at 12:17 pmpermalink
Thanks for the comment. It is possible to do this but it would also mean than you couldn’t run the wrong way up a one way street and we thought, on balance, it was better to keep it as it was.
January 17th, 2013 at 2:59 pmpermalink
Sorry for the delay in replying – I thought I had but didn’t. I would use Open SM for these types of routes. You can’t combine Open SM with the satelite map however as they come from different sources.
January 17th, 2013 at 3:02 pmpermalink
Thanks for the quick reply, James.
> It is possible to do this but it would also mean than you couldn’t run the wrong way up a one way street and we thought, on balance, it was better to keep it as it was.
That’s a very good point… but maybe you could do it based on the selected sport? Everyone else can take the shortest route, but (road) cyclists should obey the highway code.
January 17th, 2013 at 3:08 pmpermalink
That might be possible but still think it might be confusing as sometimes you don’t change the sport to the applicable one until after you have drown it. Will keep in mind though.
January 17th, 2013 at 3:19 pmpermalink
Would it be possible to introduce Folders into ‘My Routes’ to be able to group walks together and not be presented with such a long list?
January 29th, 2013 at 11:20 ampermalink
Hi, I would really like this feature as well. We are focussed on an App currently but we will certainly be looking at it when we are done.
January 29th, 2013 at 4:08 pmpermalink
Is there a way in which I can print out my training log?
February 2nd, 2013 at 2:42 pmpermalink
The only way would be to do a screen capture and print that. There isn’t another way but we’ll look into that.
February 8th, 2013 at 11:18 ampermalink
can’t find it as an APP in Playstore for Android….
February 19th, 2013 at 10:35 pmpermalink
Hi, there isn’t one but we are working on it. Another month or so hopefully.
February 20th, 2013 at 11:26 ampermalink
Just reporting an odd quirk. Did a 3.49 mile run in 27:55 and the activity chart reported a pace of 7:60 rather than 8.00. Not complaining as it is always good to keep under a 8min pace!
March 19th, 2013 at 3:33 pmpermalink
Many thanks. Will look into that. James
March 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pmpermalink
Would it be possible to have the option to select a road with the option to follow the road from where i click to where i click.
Example. I select the (A2) then select follow (A2).
What i did there is click with my mouse at a point on the (A2) and then clicked the option follow (A2) and then clicked the very end of the (A2) or another position on the (A2).
At the moment it seems to automatically take you form one click to the the next click by following the shortest distance.
March 29th, 2013 at 2:10 pmpermalink
This is possible. Before you start plotting your route press the “Follow Roads” button in the lower left hand corner. I hope that helps. James
April 2nd, 2013 at 2:14 pmpermalink
The route editing capabilities are nice, particularly still being able to switch between “follow roads” and not. In the latter mode, I know you can drag individual points around, but there are often lots and lots (more than originally entered), so it can be tedious to adjust even a short section of off-road route. Is there a way to select/delete individual point(s)? It’d be great if I’ve just missed how to do that!
April 4th, 2013 at 2:17 pmpermalink
It was something we looked into when we created the editing tool but we couldn’t do it. It is much easier / quicker using the editing following roads but you’ll have to do it as it is for off road for now. We’ll keep a look out for a solution this end. James.
April 4th, 2013 at 4:13 pmpermalink
I don’t know whether this would be easier to implement or not… but given we can already select the start/end points of the section to edit, being able to then choose to begin editing with a straight line between those two points, rather than the existing route points, would be sufficient.
April 5th, 2013 at 10:30 ampermalink
Thanks. I can see what you mean. We wanted to keep it simple and not to have too many options but I’ll certainly add to the list and we’ll look at it again when we next work on the editing functionality. James
April 5th, 2013 at 11:40 ampermalink
We have now introduced folders to Mapometer. Please see this blog post:
April 18th, 2013 at 2:39 pmpermalink
April 18th, 2013 at 2:46 pmpermalink
I was wondering if it would be possible to add an average heart rate. Having the weight, and subsequent calorie use is great, but having the heart rate would give someone the option to get a more accurate energy use reading.
Love the site!
April 29th, 2013 at 1:48 ampermalink
Thanks. We’ll certainly add to the list. James
April 29th, 2013 at 11:26 ampermalink
Hi, would it be possible to view my all my own routes together on one map rather than just individually?
May 9th, 2013 at 11:16 ampermalink
Do you have an iphone app and/or ability to track saved routes with iPhone?
May 14th, 2013 at 11:39 ampermalink
Why are rote lengths only displaying in Kilometres even though set as Miles in preferences
May 16th, 2013 at 9:40 pmpermalink
I came across your service on a site that had embedded your maps and they look great. But I think they have coded this in a special way – I wish there was some way to embed your maps easily – for example on a Word Press site platform.
May 17th, 2013 at 12:03 pmpermalink
This is probably a bit daft since you are called Mapometer, but as a newish user I would value being able to log all my weekly exercise on this one site – running, swimming and yoga. I can add swimming if I log it as “gym” but so far have not found a way to add yoga as it appears that without recording a distance, you cannot record an activity. Am I missing something and is this a reasonable request?
May 25th, 2013 at 2:28 pmpermalink
Just to add to my point above – I also found it impossible to add a run of unknown route. I travel a lot and often gt for a slightly random run that I cannot plot on the map. I know from the time and effort more or less the distance. How do I add that? The site seems to insist on having a route.
May 26th, 2013 at 7:22 ampermalink
It would be great if you could allow GPS tracking like Google Maps, so that I can map a run or ride, then view it and see where I actually am in relation to my route.
I usually run on trails and it’s really easy to lose track of where you are and go wrong. If I could just look at the little blue dot and know how far off I am it would take your service from a useful planner to an indispensable on-the-go tool.
June 4th, 2013 at 10:11 ampermalink
I note the suggestion made already to be able to export data to Excel, which would be great. But could you provide a graph within the website of distance against time over a user selected time period ?
June 6th, 2013 at 3:26 pmpermalink
I have just found your site and I find it very useful. I want to use it in conjunction with a smart phone to replace a GPS which only shows a list of waypoints as text.
One thing that surprised me was that I cannot use my scroll wheel to zoom as is possible for example on Google Earth and OpenStreetMap. Have I missed something,can this be done?
July 16th, 2013 at 10:52 ampermalink
Not yet but we are working on it. We are in the process of making a lot of changes to the way the site works under the hood to enable it work work with the app which is taking longer than we hoped. James
July 25th, 2013 at 4:16 pmpermalink
No, this isn’t currently possible but it is on our list as a possible new feature. James
July 25th, 2013 at 4:20 pmpermalink
Hi, You can do this already in the training log. Can you have another look at the graph and come back to me if you have any queries?
July 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pmpermalink
It is a personal thing but we prefer the scroll wheel not to do that. Double clicking zooms in but you’ll have to use the slider to zoom out. Maybe we should get users to vote about this one day.
July 25th, 2013 at 4:32 pmpermalink
Yes it does need a route unless it is a gym session which I would recommend for this. James
July 25th, 2013 at 4:39 pmpermalink
It isn’t an unreasonable request and we get this quite a lot currently so we are going to have to do something one day but in the meantime I think you’ll have to work out a way of logging it as a gym session.
July 25th, 2013 at 4:40 pmpermalink
We are working on it! Hopefully soon.
July 25th, 2013 at 4:41 pmpermalink
Could you email more details of what you have seen and are looking for to email@example.com. Thanks
July 26th, 2013 at 10:37 ampermalink
They shouldn’t be. But the preferences apply to the user not the route so if another user has his preferences set to kms they might appear that way.
July 26th, 2013 at 10:38 ampermalink
I can see that I can plot total distance in each individual time period. What I would also like to be able to do is plot cumulative distance over a selected time period.
July 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pmpermalink
OK, I understand. We’ll look into this.
July 30th, 2013 at 10:18 ampermalink
Hello, any chance you could include the ability to download one’s data as an excel or .csv file? I’m not about to stop using the website, honest, it’s just that I’m learning spreadsheet design and would like to play around with my 3-4 year’s worth of logged runs and swims on a pivot table with other datasets for practice.
August 2nd, 2013 at 8:50 pmpermalink
We do get asked for this quite often so we are considering it. We are current still working on the app but will look at new features again in a few months. Many thanks.
August 5th, 2013 at 1:20 pmpermalink
Hi, I have a short route that I often run but on any given day I can do this lap a number of times.
Can a route/lap be mapped and then in the training log multiplied by the number of times the lap was run?
At the moment the only option I can see is to create a seperate route for each number of laps that I might run.
This involves mapping the circuit multiple times.
Is there a quicker way?
August 10th, 2013 at 11:03 ampermalink
I use this site so much and find it very helpful so many thanks.
Is it possible to view the altitude in metres as well as feet?
August 28th, 2013 at 11:48 ampermalink
Yes, change to kms in the preferences box of the route you are viewing and plotting and it will change the altitude to metres.
September 3rd, 2013 at 1:23 pmpermalink
I can see what you mean but we don’t have a lap feature. It might be better to use the Gym entry in the training log as you know the distance for this particular route. A bit of maths involved though! I’ll add to our list of possible new features. Thanks
September 3rd, 2013 at 1:25 pmpermalink
I use your site mainly for inputting my cycle rides but I would also like to plot my walks from several years visits to the Austrian alps. It would be good to be able to use the ‘follow roads’ feature when using tracks. I find that routes designated as ‘paths’ in OSM are ‘followed’ but not ‘tracks’.
Thanks in anticipation.
September 25th, 2013 at 12:23 pmpermalink
Regarding my previous post about ‘following’ tracks and paths. Further use seems to find that being able to follow anything other than roads is very arbitrary. It would be great for walkers if anything which came under the general heading of ‘paths’ in OSM, were able to be ‘followed’ i.e. Path, Footpath, Bridle Path, Cycle Path, Steps.
Thanks again in anticipation.
October 9th, 2013 at 11:12 ampermalink
Hello, is there anybody there?
December 11th, 2013 at 7:22 pmpermalink
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