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Compare and contrast: an 1896 cycle map vs today

I overlayed a Google map of the region over that famous 1896 California cycling map from George Blum’s 80 page guide to cycle touring. If I feel ambitious I might overlay a modern bike map – either Google’s bike layer, or the bike layer from OSM. You can download the original image from the Library read more »

MapQuest adds worldwide bike directions

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

Compare Google, MapQuest bike maps

I’ve added a semi-secret Google switch to my bike map application that lets you compare MapQuest’s bike routing with Google’s bike directions.