Our animated route maps are a unique feature of plotaroute.com, providing resizable interactive maps that can be displayed on any website or blog, much like a YouTube video. The animation brings the map alive, making it easy to see the path a route takes, even where there are repeated loops or out-and-back sections. We think this is a really effective way to visualise a route.
And our maps are smart too! You can find out the distance, elevation, gradient and estimated arrival time for any point on the route. You can also highlight all the uphill and downhill sections in red or green, so that you can see them on the map, as well as displaying a conventional elevation profile. We even make the route see-through when you touch the map, so that you can read the road names underneath it.
Need to add your own touches? Maps often need embellishing, so with our maps you can add custom labels and symbols, photos, swappable detours to show shortcuts and extensions, and your own additional directions or notes.
We offer a wide range of formats for printing and downloading routes, but what is even better is that you can navigate the route with turn-by-turn directions all from the same smart map.