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Tool for the third dimension - mapping route altitude


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#21 ONLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

Where am I is on the Information screen for those with the 3.6 update. At the bottom of the screen you will see GPS coordinates along with Alt.: xxxx







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#22 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

I recently used the Google Earth "Path" feature to get elevation information on a bike route we travel occasionally.  You click on your route from start to finish and turns in-between and then select the Elevation option to see the changes.  Placing your cursor on the scale shows where it is on the route.

 

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#23 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:22 PM

Where am I is on the Information screen for those with the 3.6 update. At the bottom of the screen you will see GPS coordinates along with Alt.: xxxx

 

 

K.....where is it on mine. It's Gen 2 3.6.2...?

 

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Edited by Jus-A-CMax, 06 September 2013 - 09:22 PM.


#24 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:32 PM

K.....where is it on mine. It's Gen 2 3.6.2...?

 

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Looks like a difference between having nav or not.  I do not have navigation; I do have MFT and the "Where am I" screen shows long., lat., and altitude.  Someone else can post a picture.

 

Sorry for any confusion.  As I've posted before, MFT not equal navigation not equal GPS.


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#25 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:34 PM

Ah...interesting, didn't know that...yes, I definitely have navigation. Thanks Bill-N :)



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:26 AM

K.....where is it on mine. It's Gen 2 3.6.2...?

 

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A bit warm today Eh? we high 91 in the bay area today



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

A bit warm today Eh? we high 91 in the bay area today

I work in the hottest place in the whole valley....and we're not talking chicks either.... ;)


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:33 AM

I recently used the Google Earth "Path" feature to get elevation information on a bike route we travel occasionally.  ...

Glad to hear of more ways to the data, and I was going to say something about great mileage on the downhill side before I appreciated you do this on 2 wheels and >1HP... more power to you!

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

You can get the elevation from the diagnostic mode through the MFT.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

I plotted my daily route and the overall +/- is 23ft!!!! yet I can see an mpg difference of 5-15mpg (usually towards the latter) depending on the direction.  Why?  Wind.  Can be calm on the morning run yet 35-40mph in the afternoon. 

 

 

NOTE:  With a mac/safari, I have to use google's classic maps to see the appropriate "link" icon.  


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

I plotted my daily route and the overall +/- is 23ft!!!! yet I can see an mpg difference of 5-15mpg (usually towards the latter) depending on the direction.  Why?  Wind.  Can be calm on the morning run yet 35-40mph in the afternoon. 

 

Perhaps temperature or use of air conditioner



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

Great find, fbov!  What an awesome tool.  I may have to try different routes to work!  I like the route I take now, as it's mostly 30-40MPH zones with plenty of hills and stops to maximize regen and EV.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:34 PM

A 35 to 40 mph head wind will DESTROY!! your mileage, especially at interstate speeds. It's right up there with wet roads.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

Perhaps temperature or use of air conditioner

 

Yes those should always be considered as variables that effect mileage but nothing like:

 

A 35 to 40 mph head wind will DESTROY!! your mileage, especially at interstate speeds. It's right up there with wet roads.

 

YUP!  I've been driving this same route for the past five years in first a prius, then a volt, and now a cmax.  The effect has been the same on them all.  



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

A 35 to 40 mph head wind will DESTROY!! your mileage, especially at interstate speeds. It's right up there with wet roads.

 

Now that I think about it, it makes sense.

 

So as I see it now, the wind resistance at 50 mph and a 40 mph head wind would be similar to a wind resistance at 90 mph with no head wind.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:35 AM

COLD is the ultimate DESTROYER of mileage. You guys that purchased in the Spring and Summer are in for a very rude awakening, unless there is magic in the update.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:21 AM

Cold headwind uphill must be the worst. :)


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

NOTE:  With a mac/safari, I have to use google's classic maps to see the appropriate "link" icon.  

 

 

How do I access classic maps? When I try to get the link, gps visualizer says not found. From within Google Earth, I don't see any other way to capture the url. Help!



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:06 AM

Cold headwind uphill both ways must be the worst. :)

 

FTFY   :lol2:

 

How do I access classic maps? When I try to get the link, gps visualizer says not found. From within Google Earth, I don't see any other way to capture the url. Help!

 

On the new google maps page, look to the upper right corner for a gear looking icon.  Click that and select "classic maps".   The link icon is next to the printer.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

Cold headwind uphill must be the worst.  :)

+ in the rain.








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