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http://www.tomapster.com/ Another one for the Toronto crowd – this one an absolute barnburner. It calculates and maps any route you’ll take than involves public transit, and includes the calculations and maps for sections you’ll have to walk. An incredible resource for disoriented types like me who can never make heads nor tails of transit route […]

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http://www.tomapster.com/ Another one for the Toronto crowd – this one an absolute barnburner. It calculates and maps any route you’ll take than involves public transit, and includes the calculations and maps for sections you’ll have to walk. An incredible resource for disoriented types like me who can never make heads nor tails of transit route […]

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What MapQuest and G.P.S. Don’t Tell You Can Get You Lost – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/automobiles/04ROAD.html An interesting assemblage of regional planning oddities and quirks that can wreak havoc on even the best-researched Google Mapped itinerary. Though I admittedly lean pretty heavily on Google and Mapquest (living in a big city makes reliance less painful), I’ve found the CAA website to be the most precise. Not only does it map […]

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Phyllis Pearsall, the story of A-Z Maps

http://www.transki.co.uk/walk/atoz.htm As an amazing example of DIY creativity and persistence, I agree with the first sentence: “Phyllis Pearsall was a remarkable woman… in 1935 she got lost in London while using a 20 year old street map which was at the time the most recent available. Working from a bedsit in Horseferry Road (in SW1!) […]

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