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Postby Stebben84 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:18 pm

Not that I don't already know the routes here, I still think this is pretty cool.

http://www.betanews.com/article/Google- ... 1268236230
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Re: Google bike maps

Postby rabble » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:42 am

Me too. I know the routes in my neighborhood and on the way to work but I can already see myself this summer sitting down some evening to plan a little Saturday ride out to a path I might not have seen yet.

I like this one. It'll be interesting to see how well they keep up with the new paths.
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Re: Google bike maps

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:43 am

I wanted to see the route they gave me from my house to work. It was kind of odd and one that I would have not considered taking. It did say it was about the same mileage as my current route, so it's at very least giving me different options.
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Re: Google bike maps

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:52 am

I wonder if google take hills into consideration when giving what they consider an optimal route.
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Re: Google bike maps

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:16 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I wonder if google take hills into consideration when giving what they consider an optimal route.


I don't think so because the route they mapped took me up Gorham by the lake which is not a fun hill. If they considered hills they prolly would have sent me around John Nolin. It's pretty much a hill free route for me, even though it's not the route I normally take.
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Re: Google bike maps

Postby green union terrace chair » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:04 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I wonder if google take hills into consideration when giving what they consider an optimal route.


If it doesn't, I'll bet it eventually does, since Google Maps already has terrain data available (click on "More").

Sorry for bumping, just noticed this topic.
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