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I've been playing with Google Maps#

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:21:50 +0000

I've been playing with Google Maps. The link you see there is notable less for what you can see (though the satellite view is kind of neat) as what you would be able to see if you - for example - were to type 'javascript:showMarkers()' into the url bar immediately after visiting it. Probably only works in Mozilla-derived browsers, or at least has not been tested in anything else.

Anyway, that's where I'll be leading 100-odd skaters (some odder than others, I have no doubt) on Sunday afternoon.

In the process I noted quite a lot of one-way streets that are incorrectly marked in Google Maps, which is a shame as it does rather reduce the usefulness of said tool for skate route planning of this kind.

It would be nice if it measured distance: that will be forthcoming. Yes, I do know about the gmap pedometer, but that only allows the last point to be edited, whereas this thing allows intermediate points to be moved/inserted/deleted - and is a bit easier to get the data out of in useful format.