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Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
by bikes4two
I've used Mapometer on and off for some years but of late I'm finding that creating tracks using the Draw Route feature and with Follow Roads selected, the routing is including footpaths, bridleways and other ways that are DEFINITELY NOT road riding territory.(I suspect it's been like this for some while but have previously put it down to my error).

I have emailed their admin but no response as yet, so:

1. Is this shortcoming just me, or have otherss noticed, or indeed is there a work-around?
OR
2. Recommend me an alternative that is useable in the UK and Europe.

Many thanks

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
by Mick F
Never heard of this site before, but took a look.
The routing leaves a bit to be desired, not least of which sends you down the wrong way down one-way streets.

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 5:28pm
by 1066enthalpies1939
bikes4two wrote:I've used Mapometer on and off for some years but of late I'm finding that creating tracks using the Draw Route feature and with Follow Roads selected, the routing is including footpaths, bridleways and other ways that are DEFINITELY NOT road riding territory.(I suspect it's been like this for some while but have previously put it down to my error).

I have emailed their admin but no response as yet, so:

1. Is this shortcoming just me, or have otherss noticed, or indeed is there a work-around?
OR
2. Recommend me an alternative that is useable in the UK and Europe.

Many thanks



Try plotaroute

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 7:28pm
by geomannie
1066enthalpies1939 wrote:
bikes4two wrote:I've used Mapometer on and off for some years but of late I'm finding that creating tracks using the Draw Route feature and with Follow Roads selected, the routing is including footpaths, bridleways and other ways that are DEFINITELY NOT road riding territory.(I suspect it's been like this for some while but have previously put it down to my error).

I have emailed their admin but no response as yet, so:

1. Is this shortcoming just me, or have otherss noticed, or indeed is there a work-around?
OR
2. Recommend me an alternative that is useable in the UK and Europe.

Many thanks



Try plotaroute


+1 for Plotaroute. You can select routing type, foot, cycle/path or road.

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 7:30pm
by cycleruk
I mainly use = Ride with GPS :- http://www.ridewithgps.com
Besides Plotaroute there is -
Cycle Travel:- https://cycle.travel/map
Bikehike:- http://bikehike.co.uk/index.php

Probably others as well but like Mick-F i have not heard of Mapometer.

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 9:20pm
by bikes4two
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions - plotaroute looks particularly interest and I've created an account.

I'll also take a look a cycle.travel and bikehike too (but a guy can only take so much of this tech stuff in, in one go!).

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 9:32pm
by fastpedaller
I've always found mapometer to be good - have you set it to 'cycling mode'?

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 9:42pm
by bikes4two
hi @fastpedaller, Yes, set to cycling mode - as you can see in the pic, the plot takes one down footpaths - argh!