We think of The Movieland Directory as a travel-related site. We hook into all the major mapping tools, so you can use your favorite, and mix in your own stops along the route.
When I plan walking or biking routes, I love this online pedometer which uses Google Map functionality. I have only found it useful for person-powered travel, as opposed to planning car travel. I use it to keep track of my running and biking routes around Chicago, like my path home from work, last night. If you stayed at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, and the staff threw you off the jogging track at Harvard-Westlake up the street (been there, done that), this little route would not be an unpleasant weekend morning jog. (But, try the track. It’s nice!)
To use the site, you zoom to street level, then start double-clicking your waypoints along your route. It calculates how far you have traveled on the fly, so you’ll have a good idea of how much time will be passing and how much longer you will want to go before breaking for a drink. When you are done, it saves the route and provides the numbered url, immediately.
There are other cool map sites with more features, but this is a handy and focused little tool which does this one thing very well.
If you have any handy general map or travel links, or any great Los Angeles links you feel any traveler must review to know LA better, let us know. We can include them here or on our links page at The Movieland Directory.