[Talk-ca] Fwd: [gvcc-members] Google Goes Bike with Directions
emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 19:06:49 GMT 2010
On 12 March 2010 01:45, Gregory <nomoregrapes at googlemail.com> wrote:
> The routing on bikemap.net is just showing you routes that people have
> http://www.cyclestreets.net/ is only available for the UK, but actually
> does routing based on OSM data. It's amazing as it does any point to any
> point and gives you 3 routes (fastest/direct, scenic, and in between) and
> the speed you want to go. It even accounts for being slowed down weaving
> your bike around (where barriers are added in OSM) or various road
> crossings/junctions. Try it out anywhere in the UK (note longer distances
> will take longer to calculate)
> They want a load of funding to develop further features and their servers
> have to do a lot of work to keep it running. I don't know how much it would
> take, but they might be interested if someone could help or provide serious
> (amount of) funding to expand it to the US/Canada, or at least parts.
ALso you might want to check www.geovelo.fr (only in two towns in France).
This is a commercial funded project by towns. It is quite good. Even if it
is using Google maps as a front, it is using OSM data for the backend.
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