“If a player (not named Mattingly) had a bad day against the Mets, he faced two unpleasant outcomes: 1) he’d immediately be sent down the road to Hollywood, Florida to the minor league camp or a) he was traded.”—
My buddy Erin Nicole started a petition to ask the good folks at Google to add a “Bike there” feature to their mapping program. The feature would help bikers navigate certified bicycle lanes and automatically plan a route, possibly providing the cyclist options for either the most direct route, or the most bicycle-friendly (safest) route.
According to the petition, there are many reasons why this feature would be a wonderful edition to Google Maps. Among them, some of the most influential would be to:
* Make bicycling safer for millions of bicyclists around the world. * Empower world citizens to better adapt their lifestyles to face the challenges of global climate change. * Help Google realize its core mission of ‘organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful.’
I like: pit bulls and bikes, in that order. I’ve often wanted this kind of thing on Google Maps—if you want to know how to, say, bike to City Island (which is a bike ride I’ve been wanting to do forever), you have to follow some convoluted directions that you find on some random website from like 10 years ago.
Why not just have a Google Maps page where people can create and add whatever “Map Plug-Ins” they want?
This seems very obvious and easy to do. I know Google already has the API out there for people to add their own Mapplications (i just made that word up and copyrighted it, Google take note)….you know what, I’m creating the website as well, you lose Google. Mapplications it is!
“I buy CDs all the time. I’ll go into a record store and just buy $500 worth of CDs. I will! I am singlehandedly supporting what’s left of the record business.”—Bruce Springsteen [USAT] (via peterwknox)