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Is that shortcut through the neighbor's yard really shorter? Now you can find out. Runningmap.com lets you measure off the distance of any twisty, turning route you can draw on a map, even if you go off of roads. We used it to check the two routes to school we walk, and found out that one is a whole 4/100 of a mile shorter.

Click the "Elevation" button and you'll get a second window that shows your up- and downhill climbing distance. We found out that the shorter route to school is also 42 feet more of a climb.

Besides the obvious math here, I liked doing this with the kids, because I'm always trying to drill a sense of direction into them. So as we drew our route I asked them, "OK, now what direction are we walking when we turn here?"





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