Tag Archives: GIS

Schematic bike maps?

Ever since Harry Beck designed his iconic schematic map of the London Underground in 1933, other transit agencies have followed suit with their own abstract maps. Transit routes are shown as color-coded straight lines with sharp turns. Stops are equidistant, and the physical geography is omitted. Navigating Tokyo’s rail transit was easy for me as read more »

Mapping out and back loop rides

Last night, Dr Ian Walker asked this question via Twitter.

Walk Score publishes Bike Score

The folks behind Walk Score have applied their numerical methodology to the “bike friendliness” of several U.S. and Canadian cities to rank them with “Bike Score.”

MapQuest adds worldwide bike directions

MapQuest adds a bicycle option to the “Open” version of their online directions service.

OSM bike path tutorial

MapQuest’s bike routing API uses OpenStreetMap data to preferentially route cyclists on bike facilities. It works well when the data is complete and connected, but fails completely when the data isn’t there. This tutorial shows how you can help complete the data.

Google bike layer worldwide

Google Maps bicycle layer is available world wide. Sometimes you can even route using it.