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smileHandy little site I found. Gives straight line, road distance and travelling time between destinations................. DISTANCESCALC.COM

 



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DISTANCESCALC.COM



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winkThank Q



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Hey, that's a ripper site. Thanks, Bob.

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Interesting site but didn't have Newcastle in NSW which is a city and gave me distances in miles - so how do you change that?

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Fanbloodytastic...Thanks

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NeilnRuth, works for me, typed Newcastle, NSW and there it was, 1525km. If I remember rightly , as it covers many countries, some of which are still using miles I changed the scale to metrics. Cheerssmile



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Handy site and had plenty of the smaller places i checked (ie Finke NT). The distances seemed close to the mark, but the driving times can be a bit hit or miss.

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winkI guess it comes down to where the info was tabulated.. But I always calculate an average speed of 9o kph  on main sealed roads and secondary/ non sealed roads at an average  80kmph depending on your tug and what you are towing. This is without refuelling and refreshment breaks

 



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I worked out how to change it to kms and it must be fairly accurate as it was about 15 mins different to the time we take to do the trip - and we would stop for fifteen minutes to have a cuppa!

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Thanks Bob . Great site !



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RACQ has got a really good trip planner -

http://www.racq.com.au/travel/Maps_and_Directions/trip_planner#directions:route/Brisbane%2C_Queensland/Lismore%2C_New_South_Wales/Armidale%2C_New_South_Wales

Scroll down near the middle of the page.

You enter your start point and your end point and it calculates the distance and time - just like every other trip planner, straight down the New England Highway.

BUT, here is the good bit, you can include extra Add Via options, so if you wanted to go via Lismore, you just add it, it changes the route to suit and shows the new distance and time. I've added up to EIGHT Add Via points without problem. Another good thing about this one is you can also set Fastest, Shortest or Avoid Freeways as your calculated answers.

I use it all the time - from pre-planning a trip on the home PC, to using it on the road on my laptop.

Regards, Brian



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That's a great site thanks, Bob.....I can play with that for ages......Sarg

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This site seems like a good one, too:
http://www.distancesfrom.com/


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A good site, thank you, fantastic forum this, I have picked up some great idea's.



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http://www.racq.com.au/travel/Maps_and_Directions/trip_planner#directions:route/Brisbane%2C_Queensland/Lismore%2C_New_South_Wales/Armidale%2C_New_South_Wales

 



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Gday...

Certainly an interesting site ... but I use Google/Get Directions constantly and find it extremely flexible and accurate. This is particularly because I can put in almost unlimited 'via points' to plot different routes - including GPS co-ords as well as place names.

I noticed the DISTANCESCALC.COM shows that it is "Powered by Google". [edit: ditto distancefrom.com] Oh well ... another website to puddle in for interest but I'll still use Google.

Cheers - John



-- Edited by rockylizard on Tuesday 16th of July 2013 11:33:32 AM

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I like Google Maps get directions too. One of the handy features is if you want to make a detour from the suggested route you can simply drag the route line to your preferred detour.

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I used to use the RACQ travel planner all the time, but now it's mostly Google maps.

I also have Nokia drive on my smartphone, which serves quite well as a navigator.



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