Friday, January 25, 2013

Cycling the Alps, the website

Planning a trip to the Alps? Going on a tour and want to know what's in store? is rich in functionality and was just featured in Google's Geo Developers Blog. Here is what they wrote:

Why we like it: Cycling the Alps has it all: Street View, Earth View, a website, an Android app, a Chrome App, terrain, satellite and street maps. Let’s start with the web.

Using the Google Maps API V3, Cycling the Alps gives you a great view of the Alps and the passes you can use to cycle through it.

Click on a route, and you’re presented with a number of options:

Including different ways to explore it in Street Tour, 3D Tour, and elevation Profile

If you select a Street Tour, it will present a series of Street View imagesalong the route. You can select either direction that’s available.

Continue reading in Google's Geo Developers Blog here.

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