Saturday 7 January 2012 — This is over 11 years old. Be careful.
I like to walk to explore, even in my home neighborhood. So I like to find new places to go. I wanted to print map and draw a 1½-mile radius circle on it to find a good range.
But the set of points you can reach with a mile and a half of walking is not a circle, it will depend on where the streets are. Anyone know of a map app that can show me the actual range?
Mapnificent is a similar idea: it shows how far you can get in a given amount of time, using public transportation, walking, and maybe biking. But it also just draws circles.
Is what I want out there?
But that uses Google data for route calculation? That's not going to go well for walking, is it?
Mind you, I don't know how good OpenStreetMap data is near you...
It's intended to give you a good idea of how walkable a place is (ideally before you move there).
Something like cartoo I guess - http://cartoo.dyndns.org/ - though their walking speed seems more like a stroll based on a test in my hood.
1. Enter your home address.
2. Left click the marker, on the popup, select "Save to map", and save to a new map.
3. Click "Edit" button on left to set title and privacy settings (defaults to public)
4. Right click your house marker, select "Directions from here".
5. Right click somewhere nearby, select "Directions to here"
6. Click on the "Walking" icon on the left.
7. Drag your second marker around - the tooltip shows the walking time to that point.
8. When you have a point you want to save, drop the second marker, left click on it, then select "save to map" from the popup.
9. Repeat 5-8 as necessary.
10. Draw lines etc.
This took about 5 minutes: http://g.co/maps/xq7n6 (not actually my house, but close enough)
Current parameters are: Lat,Lon of starting point, and distance (in miles).
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