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Google Maps adds bike routes

Posted by Mr.Editor Wednesday, March 10, 2010

imageTo create the mapping tool, Google developed an algorithm that uses several inputs — including designated bike lanes or trails, topography and traffic signals — to determine the best route for riding. The map sends you around, not over, hills. But if you really want to tackle that Category 1 climb, you can click and drag the suggested route anywhere you like, just like you can with pedestrian or driving routes. Users can suggest changes or make corrections to routes using the ever-present “report a problem” feature on Google Maps.
Read More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/03/google-maps-for-bikes/#ixzz0hnFEmFrg


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