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Cycling

 

cycle streets

 

CycleStreets is a free national cycle journey planner from a UK non-profit organisation. The planner uses data from OpenStreetMap, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and official postcode information. Launching in March 2009, by January 2010 it had planned 100,000 journeys. As of August 2015 the site has planned over 45 million journeys and was 'Highly Commended' at the 2009 ACT Travelwise awards.

 

 

 

 may my ride

Map My Ride is a free app from Under Armour's Map My Fitness series. It's one of many similar apps that uses your phone's GPS to track how far you've cycled, how fast, calculate the calories you've burned and mark your route on a map which you can then save to revisit at a later date.

 

 

 

 

Walking

medal routes

 

Ramblers Medal Routes are available online or in the app. Each set of routes consists of three circular walks - 15, 30 and 60 minutes respectively - which start and finish at the same point. Medal routes is a partnership project between Paths for All, Scottish Natural Heritage and Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust with over 700 walking routes across Scotland. The app also allows you to create and share your own routes alongside other exclusive features

 

 

 

MapMyWalk

 

Map My Walk is a free app from Under Armour's Map My Fitness series, which also includes Map My Run, Map My Hike and Map My Dog Walk. It's one of many similar apps that uses your phone's GPS to track how far you've walked, how fast, calculate the calories you've burned and mark your route on a map which you can then save to revisit at a later date.  

 

 

gps outdoors

 

Outdoors GPS is a mobile mapping tool for outdoor enthusiasts which allows you to download detailed maps in various styles for offline use. It integrates with your phone's compass and GPS capabilities and gives you access to over 100,000 routes uploaded by other users. It is free to download and has a free online route builder, but each map area does cost money to download to your phone.

 

 

viewranger

 

Viewranger has similar capabilities to GPS Outdoors. It includes route guides and worldwide maps and will use your phone's GPS to help you navigate offline as well as tracking your route to upload and publish later if you wish. Maps can be free or paid for depending on quality. Skyline is an augmented reality feature included in the app which uses your phone's camera to help you identify nearby georgaphical features such as hills or mountains by name. 

 

 

world walking

 

World Walking is a charity app inspired by a group of people in Inverclyde in 2008 who decided to buy pedometers and walk famous worldwide routes virtually. The app uses built in distance recording in your phone to sense how many steps you've taken. Once you've selected which virtual route you're going to attempt - possibilities include Machu Picchu, the Pyramids of Egypt and Route 66 - it uses this data to track your progress along your chosen route. You'll recieve virtual achievement medals and updates on points of interest as you walk past them. 

 

 

 

 

Public Transport

Traveline Scotland

 

Traveline Scotland is an award winning app which provides extensive information for planning journeys by public transport around scotland. This includes all bus, coach, rail, Glasgow subway, tram and ferry routes - all with live times where available. It also has updates and information on trunk roads and an integrated journey planner from CycleStreets.

 

 

 

Stagecoach

 

Stagecoach has its own app with an integrated journey planner and live bus information. It uses your phone's GPS to help make your journey as smooth as possible. It also gives you the option of purchasing e-tickets on your phone in some areas, meaning you can pay by card or PayPal and simply show it to the driver as you board.

 

national rail

 

 

National Rail has a journey planner and live status updates on your journey. You can also use it to buy tickets, save your favourite journeys and send you notifications and alarms such as when a train has been changed or cancelled.