What is Google Earth?
Google developed a multi-purpose tool you can download to view many types of data integrated with maps, like pushpins of the big cities etc.
How does WalkJogRun work with Google Earth?
There are two ways you can use WalkJogRun with Google Earth. The first is the simplest and only requires you to have Google Earth installed on your computer. Whenever you browse routes on WalkJogRun.net you will see a link on the right hand side "Export Route". Click on this link and it opens a bubble to ask which export format you would like to use. Click on the KML link (Google Earth format) and it asks you if you would like to save the route or open it with Google Earth.
The second way is to add the Google Earth WalkJogRun Integration View. You still need to have Google Earth installed but if you click on this link, you will be prompted to save or open. Either is fine and it adds a new view to your Google Earth when it opens. Whenever you move the map around, you see WalkJogRun routes appear on the map as push pins. If you click on the pin, you see a link which will open the route directly in Google Earth.
What is GPX?
GPX is a common format for GPS devices and GPS programs to handle GPS information. Common running applications are the Garmin GPS devices. For a complete list of supported devices visit the GPX applications page.
How does WalkJogRun work with GPX?
Whenever you browse routes on WalkJogRun.net you will see a link on the right hand side "Export Route". Click on this link and it opens a bubble to ask which export format you would like to use. Click on the GPX link and it asks you if you would like to save the route or open it with an application on your computer.
Ever wonder how far you just ran? Looking for new places to run? Traveling and not sure what the safest routes are?
These are the same questions we asked ourselves before starting WalkJogRun, and they’re how you can get started with WalkJogRun yourself.
Just enter your address or zip code to find nearby routes or start to create your own.