How long from here?

mapnificient albany

Fifteen minutes from Lark and Washington on CDTA.

This is somewhat interesting/fun: Mapnificient, an online mapping app, can project how far you can travel on public transit in the Capital District in a given amount of time. A screengrab is above. The easiest way to understand it is to just try it.

Mapnificient is the creation of Stefan Wehrmeyer, web developer in Germany. It reminds of us of similar maps we've seen for London.

Modestly useful in the Capital District? Sure. Fun to play with? Definitely.

[we're sure this is via someone... but we've forgotten... sorry]

screengrab: Mapnificient

Comments

this is really cool for any number of reasons, in part because it's based on OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/), which is a wikipedia style map. i feel some pride of authorship because i'm one of the wiki-mappers who has put a lot of work into the Albany map. anyone who wants better maps of the Capital District is welcome to join and help.
-- richard welty, vice president, US chapter, OpenStreetMap Foundation

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