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David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Monday, January 8, 2007
13 years ago10,821 views

Great tool!! very useful!

Thanks Philipp!
(and Tom :P)

Eric Baillargeon [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

gmap-pedometer.com/ does that with a calorie counter since at least 18 month (inlogicalbearer.blogspot.com/2 ...).

t xensen [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

The calorie counter is a funny twist.

kenasto [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

The calorie counter is not that serious but the usability of gmap-pedometer.com is just great.

Janislaw [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The google maps seem to display their map through Mercator projection. As we know from the primary education, the straight lines on Meractor projection are never the shortest ones. That's why the flight above the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to USA is shorter through Greenland, not along thr circle of latitude. However, their calculator is just fine. Just the matter of visualisation.

Vani [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

There doesn't seem to be a way I can calculate the distance between India and USA across the Pacific ocean. I suppose there is a work around but it would be nice to have the capability.

Michael Zimmer [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

um, what about the curvature of the earth?

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