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 10-25-2007, 10:24 AM #1 bmast OP Adventurer     Joined: Jul 2007 Location: Red Hook, NYC Oddometer: 40 Figuring out international distances... Anyone know a good way to do this? Google maps seems to end at the US borders, but I'd like to run some scenarios to figure out what the riding distance would be. I don't have a GPS, and I use a Mac. I ve searched for websites but haven't found anything that measures raod distance. Thanks for the help. __________________ That's going to leave a mark!
 10-25-2007, 10:27 AM #2 R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer     Joined: Aug 2001 Location: San Francisco Oddometer: 4,951 Paper maps (or atlas) and a calculator or Excel table. Most better maps have point to point distance on the road map rather than a chart.
 10-26-2007, 09:02 PM #3 Savoir-Faire Powered by Hate     Joined: Aug 2006 Location: Secret Lair Oddometer: 861 Do a websearch for an Imperial to Metric Conversion website. Bookmark it. Job jobbed. --Savoir-Faire __________________ The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
 10-26-2007, 09:03 PM #4 Savoir-Faire Powered by Hate     Joined: Aug 2006 Location: Secret Lair Oddometer: 861 Or, if you just want an estimate, just remember that 1 meter is roughly 1 yard (actually 2.8 or something). Calculate accordingly. --Savoir-Faire __________________ The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
10-26-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by Savoir-Faire Or, if you just want an estimate, just remember that 1 meter is roughly 1 yard (actually 2.8 or something). Calculate accordingly. --Savoir-Faire

Not sure is that is a good rough calculation.
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 10-26-2007, 09:26 PM #6 Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!     Joined: Mar 2006 Location: Stockholm, Sweden Oddometer: 5,737 Google Earth. Not accurate distances but fairly close. __________________ Himalayas on a Motorcycle - Photography book by Chanderjeet Mango Lassi of the bumfucked hillbillies MC
 10-27-2007, 08:55 PM #7 Savoir-Faire Powered by Hate     Joined: Aug 2006 Location: Secret Lair Oddometer: 861 1 meter is roughly one yard, or 3.28 feet. I just screwed up the second half and forgot to type feet. __________________ The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
 10-28-2007, 11:56 AM #8 Nixa Adventurer   Joined: May 2007 Location: Zagreb, Croatia Oddometer: 47 If you dont know how to convert units yourself, use web converters there are plenty of those on the web. If your problem is how to calculate road distance from one point to the other using google earth, my method is: Use path distance tool and measure the road. or Measure straight distance from one town to the other, and if there is a road which connects them, than multiply that distance by 1.2 to 1.6, this factor depends on the terrain.
 10-28-2007, 03:38 PM #9 todler Todler   Joined: Mar 2004 Location: Vancouver Island, Canada Oddometer: 16 The Mac has a great Dashboard widget called unit converter that will convert all sorts of stuff. It does a great job. __________________ Your only as old as you act,....I should live forever!
10-28-2007, 03:48 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by Savoir-Faire Or, if you just want an estimate, just remember that 1 meter is roughly 1 yard (actually 2.8 or something). Calculate accordingly. --Savoir-Faire
All you need to know is that 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters...exactly. Then go ahead with your conversions.

Anyways, thats not what the 1st post asked or wanted to know.
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10-28-2007, 03:57 PM   #11
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 Originally Posted by bmast Anyone know a good way to do this?
Try Via Michelin. I just tried a France to Turkey scenario and it came up with mileages and time.

For Europe, Microsoft AutoRoute is the European version of Microsoft Streets & Trips. It works great.
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 10-29-2007, 01:56 PM #12 bmast OP Adventurer     Joined: Jul 2007 Location: Red Hook, NYC Oddometer: 40 I guess I wasn't exactly clear as to what I was looking for. I don't need a standard to metric conversion. What I'm looking for is a way to map the distance between international locations. For insance the road distance between Costa Rica and Tierra Del Fuego for instance. There are sites that will give you distances based on flying, but I'm interested road travel distance. Sorry for the confusion, but thatnks for the help. __________________ That's going to leave a mark!
10-29-2007, 08:01 PM   #13
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 Originally Posted by bmast I guess I wasn't exactly clear as to what I was looking for. I don't need a standard to metric conversion. What I'm looking for is a way to map the distance between international locations. For insance the road distance between Costa Rica and Tierra Del Fuego for instance. There are sites that will give you distances based on flying, but I'm interested road travel distance. Sorry for the confusion, but thatnks for the help.
Try www.maporama.com. That will route over most of the world. It's a French site with English user interface - sometimes the driving directions will come up in French, but I'm sure you can handle that.

Works well.

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