[Talk-ca] Fwd: [gvcc-members] Google Goes Bike with Directions

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 12:44:47 GMT 2010

Yes but do we have software that can work out a route for cyclists or
pedestrians or bus and pedestrians yet?

Cheerio John

On 10 March 2010 03:30, Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:

> Grrrr...
> But you cant print Google Maps in Books, nor can you create custom Garmin
> Maps & Iphone apps with the data ... or print mugs. Or create custom
> renderings or extract data from it.
> Nor can you edit the map & add more details.
> Nor can you create customs tourist maps (ie. Wiki-Travel) & maposmatic
> ...walking-papers or do anything else creative with the data.
> Yup, sites like www.bikemap.net www.wikiloc.com www.gpsies.com all show
> the OpenCycleMap layer & people keep donating their GPS tracks :-)
> So yup, we'll always have the edge :0)
> Cheers,
> Sam
> P.S. no i havent contacted the Bike League
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> From: ron <richings at telus.net>
> Date: Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 9:45 PM
> Subject: [gvcc-members] Google Goes Bike with Directions
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>   *Google Announces Google Biking Directions at the
> League of American Bicyclists'
> 2010 National Bike Summit *
> *Washington, D.C. **-** March 10, 2010 **-* The League of American
> Bicyclists is proud to be the forum for Google to announce what all bike
> riders have been waiting for - Grab Your Bike and Go with Google Maps.
> Google is announcing at the Opening Plenary Session at the National Bike
> Summit
> <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103167038569&s=6360&e=001pYbKTip6NGXjLW-9rUimGNoYI_DSUEwU5ZCUxLtwNQTCAIjnOF_OCCe7N4HDMNuzlirLqjCEihDKrpoL3okpege7lE0CbppeRD2mHOmgQHbGuyhR-dfl_t8606w1mp_vMTjG5krWnAWe2B7ahhy2JRLty9SBVpkg>that
> they are adding biking directions in the U.S. to Google Maps."This new tool
> will open people's eyes to the possibility and practicality of hopping on a
> bike and riding," said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American
> Bicyclists. "We know people want to ride more, and we know it's good for
> people and communities when they do ride more - this makes it possible. It
> is a game-changer, especially for those short trips that are the most
> polluting,"
> Users can now choose biking when deciding how to get to their destination,
> starting today, March 10, 2010. If you're one of the 57 million Americans
> who ride a bike, mapping your daily commute, and planning recreational or
> trail rides just became easier. According to Google this has been the most
> requested addition to Google Maps, and the League is delighted that they
> have chosen the National Bike Summit to unveil this new feature. Google's
> announcement further proves the importance of the Summit and the bicycle
> movement in helping our nation become a more Bicycle Friendly America<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103167038569&s=6360&e=001pYbKTip6NGXuIZpLWiG3X8Le3SCrWyC4rnhS-odeLkeUvsRiygYpaBlvUtvO-tg0FwNmPojHxV6m5F4lEvDsVMIBzU7d1uvXIdUlGDrQ-_HCgxf2GvDBp3qN6xzhRc6bvJ0S76QHCAH1MRvtr1C0r9O_LeTaXNOPBnk0L7X4Z2g=>.
> The Google biking directions will make it that much easier for bicyclists to
> get to work, school or play.
> This new feature includes: step-by-step bicycling directions; bike trails
> outlined directly on the map; and a new "Bicycling" layer that indicates
> bike trails, bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads. The directions feature
> provides step-by-step, bike-specific routing suggestions - similar to the
> directions provided by our driving, walking, or public transit modes. Simply
> enter a start point and destination and select "Bicycling" from the
> drop-down menu. You will receive a route that is optimized for cycling,
> taking advantage of bike trails, bike lanes, and bike-friendly streets and
> avoiding hilly terrain whenever possible.
> Visit http://maps.google.com/biking<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103167038569&s=6360&e=001pYbKTip6NGUMp5vvnnFtNxTAw4z-60rI9dIaf05UbwoX2sWcgGqwvUEpohGlo-nDsUxrf_4-N5-KDfk07e3KJLyY0ZoGLI67L274FNWyEyofMaSkXUYHlA==>to try out this new feature. Biking directions for Google Maps is currently
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