|Google Maps lets you switch to Google Earth view and show the geography of the area (in this case The Twisted Sisters -|
the top motorcycling road destination in the US). It makes for pretty maps, but I had to add in extra
waypoints to keep it off the boring highways and on the interesting tarmac.
Google Maps' real talent is ease of sharing - it's easy to get links or embedding code.
Getting into Furkot was pretty straightforward, you can login using a social media account. It took me about five minutes to transfer my pieces of Google Map from my road trip project into it, and there were no stingy limits on way points.
It was when I got into the details that Furkot really lit up. Not only does it auto-set your stops for each day based on what you think your mileage is going to be, but it'll also find you hotels and preset you gas stops based on the range of your vehicle.
When you make a map you can keep it private or share it, and if you share it you immediately get a link to it. Furkot also gives you a share page which has more social media connections (left) than I thought existed, so it shares well.
I only monkeyed around with it for twenty minutes, but I feel like I haven't even scratched the surface. You can set your trip to your vehicle and I get the sense that a motorcycle selected trip gives you motorcycle specific results. I look forward to sharing it with my class tomorrow as well as playing with it more myself.
|Where the journey's the thing...|
A simplified G-Maps that focuses on the ride would be a cool project.