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I'm considering adjusting my ride to work a bit - considering a change that will make it slightly longer, and probably a lot hillier. But from looking at the route on google maps, I can't really tell, even with the terrain layer turned on.

Anyone know of a tool that will graph the profile of a route for me?

Edit: Ideally, I'd be able to just link the tool to my route on google, and not have to redraw it.

(The routes in question: Current route, proposed route)

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More hills = more interesting ride! –  darkcanuck Oct 20 '10 at 1:51
    
@darkcanuck - I'm with you there. My commute is normally 14-15 miles. I have a favorite route that is 19 because I go out of my way to ride up the closest big hill. –  Gary.Ray Oct 20 '10 at 5:56
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GPS Visualizer will do the job. From this thread:

Plan your route as normal in Google Maps. Click on "link" above the top right corner of the map. Copy the top link.

Go to: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/profile_input

Paste the GM link that you copied into the field titled: "Or provide the URL of data on the Web:"

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The VeloRoutes mashup with google.maps allows you to set your routes there and will give you elevation profiles and net.

This is a sample for one of your routes - http://veloroutes.org/r/60661

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Bikely is an application built on top of google maps that supports importing GPX files and displaying height profiles.

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Gmaps Pedometer is a pretty decent way to get an elevation map of your ride by plotting it on a Google map.

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MapMyRide.com uses Google Maps in their web application, but I'm not sure if you can import an already-planned route from Google Maps:

MapMyRide screenshot

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