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ram038ram038 Posts: 187
edited January 2008 in Workshop
Is there a way to find the gradient of hills on the internet

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  • ram038ram038 Posts: 187
    I would like to look up a local climb here in Kent.
  • You could always try:

    www.mapmyride.com

    Make sure you select "follow roads" and "display elevation" in the map settings bit, you'll have to work out the gradient yourself (height gained divided by the lenth of climb times 100).

    I've used it loads for finding gradients were I live and it's quick and easy.
  • orvorv Posts: 92
    ram038 wrote:
    Is there a way to find the gradient of hills on the internet
    you could use google maps or google earth.
    if you use google maps, there's an "elevation profiler" that you can add to your my maps page. very handy.
  • simbil1simbil1 Posts: 620
    I find that if I take my estimate of how steep the hill is and then divide it by 2, it gives the actual steepness :oops:
  • ram038ram038 Posts: 187
    orv wrote:
    ram038 wrote:
    Is there a way to find the gradient of hills on the internet
    you could use google maps or google earth.
    if you use google maps, there's an "elevation profiler" that you can add to your my maps page. very handy.

    Thanks orv that does the job for me.
  • Gav2000Gav2000 Posts: 408
    ram038 wrote:
    Is there a way to find the gradient of hills on the internet

    The Garmin Edge cycle computers can show you the gradient as you ride. There is a slight lag as it calculates it but I would guess that it is more accurate than trying to work it out from a mapmyride.com route map.

    Gavin.
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