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Calculating distance on the river. #14084960 08/05/21 04:25 PM
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Hey all. What's a good way to calculate how far a trip on the river will be? It's not like Google maps will plot a course along the river and give me a distance. Any other apps or tools for this?

Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14084989 08/05/21 04:44 PM
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Saw a kayak on utube the guy went from lavon damn to lake ray hubbard he add some kind of app show distanced traveled and distanced left ill look for link

Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14085001 08/05/21 04:49 PM
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Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14085067 08/05/21 05:34 PM
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Use the scale at the bottom of a map...


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Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14085163 08/05/21 06:46 PM
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Google earth. You can plot your exact path and pick miles, feet, whatever.

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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
Google earth. You can plot your exact path and pick miles, feet, whatever.


+1. Quick and accurate.

Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14085446 08/05/21 11:46 PM
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Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: V-Bottom] #14085743 08/06/21 03:57 AM
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Yes I remember those days of Thomas Guides and folded maps with the black and white bar scales in the legend. We've come too far to revert back to that...

Thanks everyone. I'll try Google earth. Last I checked there was no mobile app though.

The last trip I put in on the Guadalupe at the I35 ramp and went down to the dam on "Lake" Dunlap. Not knowing how far it actually was... mistakes were made. Don't wanna do that again.

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Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14087224 08/07/21 06:31 PM
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On google maps you can measure distance and then just click a bunch of waypoints to follow the curves of the river.


Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: V-Bottom] #14091408 08/11/21 06:05 PM
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Google Earth will do it

Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: David Newton] #14091479 08/11/21 06:49 PM
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Google maps.
Drop a pin
Click on the dropped pin.
Click on measure distance.
Click on add a point.
Add as many points as you like.

Re: Calculating distance on the river. [Re: tmkbdd] #14093063 08/12/21 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by tmkbdd
Google maps.
Drop a pin
Click on the dropped pin.
Click on measure distance.
Click on add a point.
Add as many points as you like.


This. Can do same on Bing maps.

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