Friday, January 23, 2015

The Road Less Traveled on Google Maps

The road less traveled is paved with Foursquare venues and plastered with Instagram photos. At least that seems to be the curious message behind Roadless. This new travel map's motto is,

"Don't trust the masses. Start wandering and build your road less travelled".

How should you explore the 'road less travelled'? That's right by exploring the photos and venues crowd-sourced for the world on location sharing and photo sharing websites such as Foursquare, Flickr and Instagram.

I'm not entirely sure that exploring travel destinations in this way is going to lead you to the less traveled areas of the world. However, this quibble aside, Roadless is an interesting way to explore potential places to visit. Zoom to a location on the Roadless map and you can view photos of the destination and potential venues to visit as listed on Foursquare.

The Roadless map is well worth exploring before visiting a location to scope out potential places to visit. If a photo or venue catches your interest on the map you can click on its map marker to view details of the venue, such as its address and opening hours. You can also select the 'Popular Nearby' tab to view other interesting places to visit in the same area.

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