Does anyone know if there is an app or computer program that will show the length of NB rivers in km's or m's or anything? I'm wondering how far I'll be paddling and it's so inaccurate to use a ruler on a map because of all the twists and turns...
if using a map, lay a string over the river then straighten the string and measure. i used to mark off km on a map with a piece of loosleaf about an inch high and mark km's on it using the scale on the map and lay this on edge over the river marking off the km's. i think on the geonb mapsite and on google earth you can trace out km's but only roughly cause you have to do it from point to point to point.this will give you a rough idea though.
Post by riveraddict on Mar 17, 2014 17:24:33 GMT -5
Love the string! Works- you can look at all the Topographic Canada maps for free in the Harriet Irving Library- 3rd floor or use toporama online and print. If you don't have ArcGIS or similar, then you are going point by point on Google Earth or GeoNB. Works great, but don't trust the elevation data exclusively on Google Earth. I use Garmin software but you need a decent GPS and the software.
If you are looking to use Google Maps for it (which I often do as it is fairly accurate and easy to use), just do the following:
Return to the classic Google Maps (unless you still have them, in which case, skip to the next part) 1.Go to the new Google Maps. 2.Click the Help button in the bottom right corner. 3.Click Return to classic Google Maps. The classic Google Maps will remain turned on until you navigate away or close the tab. The next time you open your browser tab, the new Google Maps experience will be automatically loaded.
Turn on distance measurement: 1.Open the classic Google Maps. 2.Click the Maps Labs link at the bottom of the left-hand panel. 3.Click the button labeled “Enable” next to “Distance Measurement Tool.” 4.Click Save changes. 5.Click the ruler icon at the lower left-hand corner of the map. 6.Click your starting point on the map, then click your destination point to trace the path. A red path will appear on the map between the two locations, and the distance will be shown in the left panel.