Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Bike Directions with Accident Black Spots

Open Road from OpenFile is an awesome bike directions application that shows you all the reported bike accidents that have occurred along a suggested bike route.

To use the application you just need to enter a starting point and your destination or click on the map to set both points. The application then uses the Google Maps API bike directions function to suggest a route. All bike accidents reported to the police are then shown along the route and the most accident prone location is also highlighted on the route.

It is also possible to adjust the date range for the accident data shown and the accident data is automatically updated on the map. Below the map Street View shots of the accident hotspots are also displayed.

The application currently works in six Canadian cities.


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