Posts about 'Mapping'

Bicycle Map of the University of Arizona Campus

Bicycle Map of the University of Arizona Campus

Posted on 15. Apr, 2011 by .

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Those of you that have been reading Utility Cycling for a while have probably picked up on the fact that in addition to writing about all things utility cycling, I am also a student.  In fact, I’m close to wrapping up my last semester of full coursework as a PhD student in the School of [...]

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Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part III

Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part III

Posted on 18. Aug, 2010 by .

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Over the past few months, I have been slowly putting together a series on the new Google Bike-There Feature, which was released in March of 2010. Part I of the series reviewed the overall application, how it works, and some of its advantages and disadvantages. Part II discussed various online options for mapping bike routes [...]

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Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part II

Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part II

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 by .

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In April, I wrote the first part of an analysis of Google’s new Bike-There feature on Google Maps. Google announced their game-changing new feature in early March of 2010. When I first reviewed Google’s Bike-There feature, I had some criticisms of the underlying factors and variables that Google used to build the algorithm, which is [...]

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Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part I

Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part I

Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by .

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It’s been nearly a month since Google made their game-changing announcement about the addition of a “Bike There” option to Google Maps. Since that time, there have been numerous reviews and assessments about the utility of the new application – some positive, but also many that point out the limitations of Google’s new tool. Many [...]

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Are Google Maps’ Bicycling Directions a Game Changer?

Are Google Maps’ Bicycling Directions a Game Changer?

Posted on 10. Mar, 2010 by .

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Last night Google made a “game changing” announcement at the national bike summit in Washington DC. The long awaited “Bike There” option has been added to their options for route types. The dropdown next to Google Maps “Get Directions” button now has “Bicycling” as the fourth option following “By car”, “By public transit” and”Walking”. We [...]

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Google & Bicycling

Google & Bicycling

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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The bicycle blogosphere has been abuzz the last few weeks with news from Google. Two major announcements have been made by the company that pertain to bicycling in the United States. The first announcement – made on Google’s Lat Long blog – is a major step forward for cycling enthusiasts. The announcement was cleverly hidden [...]

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Bicycle Mapping

Bicycle Mapping

Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by .

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We are all map-users. Whether or not we recognize this fact (or like it, for that matter), is a whole different story. Maps are made for accomplishing a wide range of tasks from navigation to defining boundaries to measuring bits of information to showing elevation and much, much more. Maps are literally visual representations of [...]

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