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Offline BikeToEverything

https://biketoeverything.com/2020/06/10/how-to-plan-a-fun-bike-route-with-google-maps/

I am all about the Google maps, and I wrote a post about how to get the most of it with an example.

I've tried OSM and some other tools, but they all leave me wanting more. I just wish I could more easily report bad data on cycling to google maps.

UPDATE - I also made a video version of the post: https://youtu.be/H4d2VUlFpy4
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 09:31:32 am by BikeToEverything »
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Offline TCS

Re: Sharing my process for finding short routes. What's your strategy?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 08:17:46 pm »
My minor disgruntlement with Google's Streetview is the lack of timely updates.  (What'd ya want for free?   ;D  )  They're usually pretty timely and relevant, but out in the countryside I sometimes find 13~15 year-old images - and I've found 9-year-old images in major downtowns!

That aside, I use Streetview a lot for planning/plotting rides.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 03:28:01 pm by TCS »
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Offline BikeToEverything

Re: Sharing my process for finding short routes. What's your strategy?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 02:42:05 am »
Yeah, I'm spoiled with a new image every year in San Francisco. It's fun to look through the street view history and see how things changed.

I wish they did more "bike path view". I know they have the backpack version but they need the bicycle version too!
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Offline canalligators

Re: Sharing my process for finding short routes. What's your strategy?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 08:46:51 am »
I like Google Maps too.  But be careful in very rural areas.  Sometimes what they call a road may be very rough, i.e. MTB only.