Tuesday, January 06, 2015
OpenStreetMap in 3d
Cycling the Alps is one of the few websites that makes heavy use of the Google Earth API. Now that the API has been deprecated by Google Cycling the Alps has begun looking at alternatives.
A 3d globe is not always the best approach for map visualizations but they can work well for visualizing bike routes. In particular a 3d view of a route is able to provide a great overview of the elevation demands of a particular cycling route.