I've been toying around with various websites for data uploads since Garmin Connect isn't completely satisfactory right now. I looked at Trimble Outdoors recently, and I've spent some time the past few days looking at mapmyride.com. On outward appearances, the site looks pretty roadie-centric, but on closer examination, it handles mtb stuff well, too.
Probably the 1st thing you'll notice is that the maps on the site are from Mapquest, not Google like most others. The site does, however, support sending a track to Google Earth. The maps on the site also offer a topo option, a nice choice for mtb riders. The site also offers the largest big map view I've seen...limited only by your monitor size (mine's 28"WS, so I like to take advantage of my real estate). It can also be used without a GPS, as it supports manual routemaking. Its search functionality seems to work fairly well...MUCH better than motionbased's search tool. Took me a long time to figure out how to find tracks on that site from a specific place. It also supports groups and friends for sharing ride stats and 'virtual competitions'. It's a pretty solid site.
My major complaint with the site is just how many ads it shows on the free accounts. It does have multiple levels of paid accounts that progressively cut down the ads. I'm toying with a paid subscription JUST for cutting the ads, but there are additional features permitted with paid services. However, for now, at least...it seems the site does not limit how many rides you can display on a free account (unlike motionbased used to be).
I do like Trimble Outdoors better for one thing...the ability to geotag photos and put icons on the map. Trimble Outdoors has a better 'trip report' feature, where you can buy some software for your PC to construct nice trip reports with maps, photos, and a story. Mapmyride doesn't offer that.
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Thread: My thoughts on MapMyRide.com
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