Excellent site for drawing trails (and exporting them as gpx files) on a 50k OS map. You can also load and view gpx files. Start clicking and the routing starts. http://maps.the-hug.net/
OpenTopoMap – https://b.tile.opentopomap.org/#map=13/55.84337/-3.26697
Open source mapping with gpx upload, track elevation follower and other features.
Open orienteering map making – http://oomap.co.uk/
3DRerun – you can use these windows to upload your own gpx trace and compare your run with everyone else!
Bit complicated, flaky and unintuitive but hey ho.
Click ‘Find routes/maps in vicinity etc’ to find other runners tracks.
Tick ‘map’ to show map overlying google earth, or untick to hide it.
Tick the runners you want to see on the map.
In 3d window tick camera icon by start button to centre image on whole field, or icon by individual runner.
Tick ‘infinite trails’ in RH menu under Advanced Options for track to show.
Dreghorn handicap 2014
2d version (map made with oomap) linked from 3d window
Pentland Skyline 2014 with route marked in red.
2d version (map made from opentstreetmap) linked from 3d window
For posters only – how to put the Wed training runs on site using Google-maps-gpx-viewer:
Firstly – if your gpx file is HUGE – downsize it. You can use this online tool – GPX Simplifier / Optimizer online – Labs. Click the folder icon at left to select file. Then use the slider to adjust the number of points. Then download it as gpx. It’s all fairly obvious. Aim for less than 200kb
Click the ‘Text’ tab
Copy and paste the following code into the post making sure that only single square brackets are showing on this page. If they are doubled, delete one (*you can also paste it into the ‘Visual’ tab now – see below)
Upload the gpx file to the media library
Copy the URL (as shown in right sidebar) and paste it where it says ‘insert file path here’
Type the report after it, in the Visual editor if you want. It will sit to the right of the map when you view the site, and flow round it. You can put in a return before you start – the report on the page will still sit level with the top of the map. You don’t need to make a table.
Delete ‘elevation=”no” download=”no”‘ if you want to see the elevation graph below the map
Repeat for each run.
For inserting maps elsewhere use the shortcode (the bit between square brackets) and alter the settings as you want. Other shortcode settings can be found on their website http://www.atlsoft.de/wordpress-map-plugin/#tabs1-engl
* pasting into the visual tab – sometimes introduces spurious code in the Text tab. If you click the ‘Paste as Text’ icon it should go in properly. If you can’t see the icon go to Tiny MCE settings and add it to the toolbar.
More gpx manipulation info here http://www.cyclingverve.com/editing-gpx-files/
Other mapping options:
Mapometer “…is an international site providing runners, cyclists and walkers with an easy way to measure the distances of their runs, jogs, rides, walks and hikes using Google maps. It also provides training logs, altitude and elevation measuring and the ability to share routes.”
Garmin Connect – use the inscrutable symbol to access the drop down menu and ’embed’. Copy the code and paste into the Text tab view.