A virtual pedometer. This is so cool.
With this Google Map, you can measure distances before you leave for your walk or run. You can change your route and know how far you're running or walking.
Start by finding your location on the map. You can zoom in or out as needed. Then, start plotting your course. Double-click the map to add a point. A line highlights your route, and the distance appears in the upper corner of the page. Note, it only makes straight lines so you'll have to put in a lot of points if your roads are curved. It will give you the total (accumulative) distance.
Maybe you'd prefer to work on a satellite image rather than a map. The Map and Satellite buttons will help you choose. Or, for the best of both worlds, click Hybrid.
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