Thursday, November 03, 2011

Paris Biking Directions with Google Maps


French website Geovelo has created a handy biking directions application for Paris, Tours and Nantes using OpenStreetMaps and Google Maps.

The bike directions finder allows the user to select either the safest route or the quickest. The safest route will use dedicated bike paths where available, even if it results in a longer journey. The quickest route will just return the shortest distance.

After the user enters their starting point and destination the suggested route is shown on the map. Step by step directions are provided in the sidebar, alongside an elevation chart of the route. The route is displayed on an OpenStreetMap but users can also preview the route using the Google Maps satellite layer.

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