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)

  • More hills = more interesting ride!
    – darkcanuck
    Oct 20, 2010 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, 2010 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:"


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


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


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


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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