Google Map Update – Google Map Combines Bike-Share Location With Navigation

Google Map Update – Google Map Combines Bike-Share Location With Navigation: Google Maps is a web mapping platform and consumer application offered by Google.

It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, air and public transportation.

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Google Maps have rendered directions vehicles for several years now, and the map can also detect the closest bike-sharing locations. Google is merging those two options together and showing docked bike-share data in the directions.

Nonetheless, you can be routed to the nearest bike-sharing location if you don’t own your own bike and include the closest drop-off point or your final destination.

Since Google Maps already has live bike availability for a series of share partners, you won’t be easily directed to a spot with no bikes available.

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Some cities also go further to add links from Google Maps straight to the bike-share service of choice. With so many Google update over the years, this one seems to be unveiling in a couple of weeks from now, so dont be surprised if it’s not an option immdiately.

Google revealed it is only available for only 10 cities to begin: Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, and New York City are the US options. it will also work in Mexico City, Montreal, Rio De Janeiro, London, Tapei, New Tapei City, and Sao Paulo.

Basically, it combines walking directions to and from the bike pick-up and drop-off with the best biking route. It is affordable and convenient plus you can own a bike for yourself.

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Some details are worth pointing out. In the top at the center, trails have been mapped out and coded as places for walking. All the parking lots have been mapped out. All the little roads, say, to the left of the small dirt patch on the right, have also been coded.
Several of the actual buildings have been outlined. Down at the bottom left, a road has been marked as a no-go. At each and every intersection, there are arrows that delineate precisely where cars can and cannot turn.
Now imagine doing this for every tile on Google’s map in the United States and 30 other countries over the last four years. Every roundabout perfectly circular, every intersection with the correct logic.
Every new development. Every one-way street. This is a task of a nearly unimaginable scale. This is not something you can put together with a few dozen smart engineers.
I came away convinced that the geographic data Google has assembled is not likely to be matched by any other company.
The secret to this success isn’t, as you might expect, Google’s facility with data, but rather its willingness to commit humans to combining and cleaning data about the physical world.
Google’s map offerings build in the human intelligence on the front end, and that’s what allows its computers to tell you the best route from San Francisco to Boston.