A Ride on the Burlington, VT Bike Path
aaaaaa = First half of ride
aaaaaa = Last half of ride
Cumulative distance (in miles): 1.3488433045207047
Created by Nick Fessel with help from the Google Maps Group.
How this was done
I used a Garmin Etrex Legend GPS to store my latitude, longitude, time and elevation values during the bike ride. Some careful use of duct tape allowed me to keep the GPS in a position for a direct view of the sky.
Gathering the Data
With my GPS in tow, I then took a long ride on the Champlain Bikeway in Burlington, VT while the Legend GPS did the hard work of storing my point, time and elevation values every few seconds.
Reading the Data
After the trip, I connected the GPS unit to the com port on my P.C. Using a Windows program called Frontbase GPS 1.21, I pulled all the GPS data into a text file.
Converting the Data
Pulling it all together
Update: I'm glad to see people are having success with this technique. Cool!
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