Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mapping the Skyway with Google Maps


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.



Paul Browndale said...

Very cool site, by a very cool dude. Should also check out the Minneapolis Skyway iphone app, also overlaid on the phones Google Maps. Very good stuff!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. horrible execution.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if it highlighted the route on the map when a user asks for directions.