Running routes on your website

Sometimes it is nice to post a runningmap created route on a web page. To show the route on your web page you use an iframe like this:

Code for web page:
<iframe src=”http://www.runningmap.com/widgets/permalink.html?id=182197″ height=”540″ width=”530″ frameborder=”0″> </iframe>

Be sure to use your saved route ID. That route ID will never change. If you want to update it you can open the route in runningmap (while you are logged in), make a few changes, re-save it and then update the route ID in the iframe. You can also set the height/width to whatever you need.

Here are a couple examples:
www.runningmap.com/news/2010/04/25/ms-walk-2010-st-albert/
www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jun/13/mike-wilson-race-across-america/

On runningmap you can only save a route once. So, If you wish to update the map on your website, you need to change the route id in the iframe which would be the modified route created in runningmap.

Add point mid-route

A new feature has been added to the Runningmap.com web app that is subtle but asked for by many users. You can now add a point mid-route by clicking on the route. Previously the only place a point was added on click was the end of the route. This is very useful if you want to tweek the route you have created.

You can also delete any point by clicking on it (the circle turns red) and pressing the delete button on your keyboard. This feature has always existed. But now you can add and delete points anywhere in an existing route.

UPDATE: The button to hit is keycode 8 which is the BACKSPACE button for most computers.

20k routes

Today Runningmap surpassed 20,000 user saved routes. I have had emails lately about searching routes. We are working to improve the search capabilities to serve this data better. Thanks runningmappers!

Randy

Trackometer update

Apple has released our latest upgrade for Runningmap Trackometer (ver 1.5), a mobile app for the iPhone. Contained in the app are these changes:

  • added sharing buttons to the routes’ info screen: email, twitter and facebook
  • screen design now supports iPhone 5s height
  • design layout now supports iOS 7

links:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/runningmap-trackometer/id333835629
http://www.runningmap.com/news/iphone

If you have any questions about this send us an email: info@runningmap.com

Thanks!

Help support runningmap.com

Runningmap Trackometer is an iPhone app that allows you to record you route and store it on the phone. You can view it on a map. You can also upload the route to the runningmap.com web application where you can really examine it, play with it, see the elevation recorded and share it.

The website is free. If you own an iPhone, consider purchasing this app for $1.99 as a small contribution to runningmap.com. Here is a link to it on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/runningmap-trackometer/id333835629

You can read more about Runningmap Trackometer here:
http://www.runningmap.com/news/iphone/

Thanks for using runningmap.com! Many people love it.

Runningmap HTML5 version

Google announced that they will stop supporting their maps in Flash-based applications in Sept. 2014. This is among the several reasons behind making a strictly HTML (no Flash) version that will not be affected by this change.

This probably means nothing to most people because the application is almost exactly the same. However, it means a complete rewrite of the application and many things are improved; one example is the way a table of search results or “my routes” display. Since the basis of the application is very solid, it will get plenty of improvements and expansion in the future.

Below is the link to the “beta” version which we would love for you to try and send us (info@runningmap.com) some feedback or report something you see wrong.

http://www.runningmap.com/beta/

Thanks!

Andiamo.
A BlackBerry app for runners, walkers, movers.

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Andiamo is the BlackBerry app that extends RunningMap.com from an online planning tool to an in-your-pocket training companion. (In Italian “andiamo” means “go”!) Available on BlackBerry App World, Andiamo is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who like to run, walk, bike, hike, geocache or in general keep track of time, speed, distance and routes.

Route Maps Made Easy

Andiamo utilizes the GPS feature of the BlackBerry device to record the distance that you’ve traveled, the time it took, and the elevation changes of your route. Taking advantage of the device’s data connectivity, routes can be uploaded to RunningMap.com from anywhere, anytime. No cables to connect. It’s as easy as that!
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Workout Route Planner

When you get back home, visit the RunningMap web application and you will see your new route under “MY ROUTES”. You can now share routes with friends. You decide. Brag about a time for your latest run, share a great new hiking route with friends, or turn on the elevation feature and show your cycling buddies how you are the “King of the Mountains”.

Track and Measure your Workouts

Keeping track of your activities has never been simpler. Once your laces are tied and you are ready to go, simply:

  1. Launch Andiamo and tap the START button to start the stopwatch and route tracking
  2. Get a move on!
  3. When you are finished your activity, tap the STOP button
  4. Press Routes button
  5. Select the route you just made and fill in the details
  6. Then tap UPLOAD and you are done!

(Note: Accuracy is based on the phone’s GPS and sometimes it takes a couple minutes to get to 2 or more bars of strength.)

Features

  • Track your time, distance and pace during activity
  • Record your route using GPS
  • Describe and tag your route
  • Upload your route to RunningMap.com
  • See your route on a map

Minimum Requirements:

  • BlackBerry Z10 or Q10 phones
  • Access to internet to upload routes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I already have an account on RunningMap.com. Do I have to create a new one in Andiamo?
  • Does the screen always have to be on while recording a route?
  • Can I download routes I have created on RunningMap.com to Andiamo?
  • The maps in my area are old. Can you update our street?
  • Why is GPS reception so poor?
  • Will this app work without internet access?
  • Will this app drain my battery?

I already have an account on RunningMap.com. Do I have to create a new one in Andiamo?

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No. Use the same username and password you use on RunningMap.com. Enter them on the settings screen in Abdiamo. This is not a login per se; the credentials are uses when you upload a route. On the RunningMap.com web app (better used on a desktop computer) it will appear under “My Routes” on the website.

Does the screen always have to be on while recording a route?

Yes. So far we have seen that GPS is not collected when the app is minimized and the phone goes to sleep during recording.

Can I download routes I have created on RunningMap.com to Andiamo?

Not at this time. The intention of this app is for it to be used as a companion to the website. It is designed for recording your route and later analyzing it on the website.

The maps in my area are old. Can you update our street?

Go to the site http://maps.google.com/ and click the help link on the bottom right on the map. You will be able to submit the map error to Google from there.

Why is GPS reception so poor?

In some areas, such as in-doors or around tall buildings, GPS reception performs poorly. As a route is being recorded, the accuracy of the app is only as good as the phone’s GPS capabilities.

Will this app work without internet access?

Yes. Internet service or Wifi is not needed to record a route. It is only needed to upload your completed routes and view them on a map.

Will this app drain my battery?

Accessing GPS services uses a reasonable amount of power and you should have more than enough for a good long run. If you leave a route recording on your phone over night, it will probably drain the battery if not plugged in.

Contact us

If you have a technical question, suggestion or feature request, send us an email:

info@runningmap.com

Follow runningmap on Twitter

Upgrade

About a week ago the main RunningMap web app was upgraded. The primary difference is the mapping engine change to Google Maps. The result is access to more up-to-date maps and faster loading map tiles. You will also notice while in “satellite” map mode that you can zoom in closer by two more levels than before! We re-made the elevation graph from scratch. Also, we upgraded the database to support foreign (to english that is) characters. This was a big upgrade for us and we are happy to report things have gone pretty smoothly. Here is a full list of the additions:

  • Google Maps
  • Zoom with scroll wheel
  • New elevation chart
  • Share your route via Twitter and Facebook
  • Back to start button
  • Delete mid-route point

We are currently working on a much needed update to the iPhone app. Lots more to come. We promised to keep it simple, useful and beautiful.

- Randy

Track your miles with Trackometer for Android™ App

Trackometer is the Android application that extends RunningMap.com from an online planning tool to an in-your-pocket training companion. Available as a downloadable application, Trackometer is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who like to run, walk, bike, hike, geocache or in general keep track of time, distance and routes.

Route Maps Made Easy

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Trackometer utilizes the GPS feature of the Android device to record the distance that you’ve traveled, the time it took, and the elevation changes of your route. Taking advantage of the device’s data connectivity, routes can be uploaded to RunningMap.com from anywhere, anytime. No cables to connect. It’s as easy as that! You can instantly share your route with the rest of the world through Twitter using the convenient “tweet” button.

Trackometer App for Android

Coming soon to the Android Market

Workout Route Planner

When you get back home, visit the RunningMap web application and you will see your new route under “MY ROUTES”. You can now share routes with friends or the RunningMap community as a whole. You decide. Brag about a time for your latest run, share a great new hiking route with friends, or turn on the elevation feature and show your cycling buddies how you are the “King of the Mountains”.

Track and Measure your Workouts

Keeping track of your activities has never been simpler. Once your laces are tied and you are ready to go, simply:

  1. Launch Trackometer and tap the START button to start the stopwatch and route tracking
  2. Get a move on!
  3. When you are finished your activity, tap the STOP button
  4. Press the context menu and select “Routes”
  5. Select the route you just made and fill in the details
  6. Then tap UPLOAD and you are done!


Features

  • Track your time , distance and pace during activity
  • See route on map in real time (requires data connectivity)
  • Record your route using GPS
  • Describe and tag your route
  • Upload your route to RunningMap.com and view it on a map along with an elevation profile
  • Share a permalink to your route on Twitter
  • View any of your saved Trackometer routes on different map views: street view, satellite view and topographic view

Minimum Requirements:

  • GPS enabled device powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Adobe AIR for Android (Available free from the Google Market)
  • access to data network to upload saved routes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I already have an account on RunningMap.com. Do I have to create a new one in Trackometer?
  • Does the screen always have to be on while recording a route?
  • What does the number beside the GPS status mean?
  • Can I download routes I have created on the website to the app?
  • The maps in my area are old. Can you update our street?
  • Why is GPS reception so poor?
  • Will this app work without data or phone service?
  • Will this app drain my battery?

I already have an account on RunningMap.com. Do I have to create a new one in Trackometer?

Trackometer App for Android

No. Use the same username and password you use on RunningMap.com. Enter them on the settings screen in Trackometer. When you upload a route it will appear under “My Routes” on the website.

Does the screen always have to be on while recording a route?

No. Press start, turn the screen off and put the phone in your pocket. Your route will happily continue to be recorded even if you take a phone call, listen to music or take a phone call. Be careful not to run too many applications at once because, after all, it is still just a phone.

What does the number beside the GPS status mean?

This is the number of meters the gps is accurate to in any direction from where you are. It is intended as a guide because GPS reception is poor in some places.

Can I download routes I have created on the website to the app?

Not at this time. The intention of this app is to be used companion to the website. It is designed for recording your route and later analyzing it on the website.

The maps in my area are old. Can you update our street?

Go to the site http://maps.google.com/ and click the link on the bottom right on the map. You will be able to describe and submit the map error to Google from there.

Why is GPS reception so poor?

In some areas, such as in-doors or around tall buildings, GPS reception performs poorly. The app is only as good as the phone’s capabilities in this regard. We will be working on perhaps better algorithms for weeding out bad points from a batch of good ones.

Will this app work without data or phone service?

It should. From my testing I have found that GPS still worked in back country where I had no cell service whatsoever. Location acquisition was much slower however.

Will this app drain my battery?

The app is optimized to use very little power if it is minimized and not recording a route. Accessing GPS services uses a reasonable amount of power and you should have more than enough power for a good long run. If you leave a route recording on your phone over night, it will drain the battery if not plugged in.

Contact us

If you have a technical question, suggestion or feature request, send us an email:

trackometer [at] runningmap [dot] com

Follow runningmap on Twitter

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

Trackometer update

I have just submitted an update (version 1.2) of the RunningMap Trackometer app for the iPhone. It will take a week or so for Apple to take a look at it and approve or disapprove it. They can be pretty sticky about things.

Whats new? Here’s the list:

  • routes can be viewed on a map
  • improved waypoint creation filters
  • improved GPS status feedback
  • added setting for waypoint resolution
  • moved settings to iPhone settings area
  • application will now launch regardless of data connectivity
  • additional bug fixes

More to come in the future. Thanks for your support!

Members of the Droid army (Android device users) will be pleased to read this: the Android version of Trackometer is well into development and it’s looking good!

- Randy

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