Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mapping the Skyway with Google Maps

SkywayMyWay

The Minneapolis Skyway System is an interlinked collection of enclosed pedestrian footbridges that connects buildings in Minneapolis. The system forms a network of climate-controlled, pedestrian walkways that link sixty-nine full city blocks over seven miles.

This huge network of walkways provides quite a navigational challenge for those who wish to get from one building to another. What one needs in such a situation is a map!

SkywayMyWay is a new website that shows the Skyway network on a Google Map and can help you find stores, businesses and other points of interest within the connected buildings. You can use the search box to search for a store or you can filter the map markers by category.

Users can use SkywayMyWay to send a 'Meet Me Here' link to a friend or colleague. You can even find parking near any point of interest. In the pipeline are directions and a mobile phone application.

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