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New tool for planning your tour.

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New tool for planning your tour.

I enjoy sharing my on-tour experiences on Facebook with updated photos and brief stories while pedaling my route. One thing followers have been asking for is a 'single-click to see' zoom map where they may pinpoint my location on the road while also looking at the route ahead to where I am going, and even looking back to where I have already been.
Google Maps Engine Lite is free and fills that purpose very well. After playing with it for awhile, I purchased the Pro version which allows for much more information to be included. ($5 per month) I'm still playing with it but it will also import data from Google Drive where I keep a spreadsheet of my host information and overnight stays.
It requires some work during the planning phase but later while traveling, it just takes a little wifi now and then to keep up and make adjustments. All I have to figure out now is how to import it to my Garmin GPS unit. ...See my 2014 in-progress tour map below.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zobmp9RdFhRI.k2SE9GEV_SHI