Hello all at TP. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a website or software program that would enable me to map out my route on my travels as I go along. I think it would make a nice addition to keeping a blog and work as a visual guide to displaying the distances covered and countries that I visit. Thanks for any help in advance, pete
Actually, I recall a (premature?) announcement of such a feature on TP, quite some time ago... ah wouldn't that be nice.
Yes, there will be such a feature in TP soon. I've just tried it at a top secret TP site.
I cannot reveal anything else. Just wait for the announcement.
This feature which, hypothetically speaking, might come to exist on the site - which I'm not saying I have any knowledge about, although I'm also not saying that I do not have knowledge about the veracity of the hypothesized rumour that this feature, or any other feature, might or might not come to exist at an unspecified time in the future - can with great certainty be said to be quite possibly completely done (or not done, since it might not exist at all, as the case might be), and waiting solely on another dependent development before it will be revealed and made public, or not revealed at all and not be made public since it might not exist, in which case it might be made public that it does not in fact exist, except that it might also not be made public to not exist, since in fact no rumours exist about its existence, and therefor the making public of the non-existence of this feature would in itself give credence to the non-existing rumour, which of course would not be the intent at all, although "completely done" might also not yet be taking into account that this humble programmer, who might or might not be known as Sander (I shall refrain from comment as to the veracity of that name), might still need, or not need to, test this new feature in IE 7, curses be its name and existence, or non-existence, as the case might be depending on the veracity of the rumours surrounding its existence, and therefor the aforementioned programmer by the aforementioned name, or any other name, should probably stop trying to not give non-committal answers to rumours about the existence of this feature, in order not to reveal nothing, and everything, and anything, or any of the above, or all of the above, or none of the above, as the case might be, and instead go and get on with this testing, assuming of course - as we all know that we should not - that it is in fact testing that he does, and not not testing, since non-existing hypothetical features might be very hard to not test in non-existing browsers.
While we are waiting for the hypothetical release of the route mapper, here some other potential options...
You can put together a list of placemarks on Google Earth and share the KMZ file with your friends. The only problem is that Google Earth won't work on older computers without fancy video drivers. It blows up my laptop. Here's a learning module on creating placemarks
The other option is to look at the site ballofdirt.com, where you can put up plans of your travels. I did that for one of my trips, you can see it here: Trans-Mongolian Journey.