Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mapnificent - Where can you get in 15 minutes?

A few years ago, I recall having sent a suggestion to several GPS navigation systems developers, so that they would include a feature that would allow us to select a destination by travel time. Meaning, if you had a coupld of hours free, you could get a list of places you could get to in that alloted time.

They didn't hear me back then, but now you can do it yourself by using this Mapnificent. It's a bit different as this service uses public transportation information - and even so, it's not available in every single city in Google Maps, but it's quite interesting nonetheless. And, it can become a valuable tool for public transport entities to check out and optimize their services, helping them track "blind spots" that could be better served.

Mapnificent from Stefan Wehrmeyer on Vimeo.

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