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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hopstop.com


Someone at work just pointed me to Hopstop.com. For those who live in & around the New York metropolitan area, this is a very cool site. It's like Mapquest or Google Maps, but it includes the New York buses, commuter rail lines, and subways.

So, for instance, I need to go from midtown (Rockefeller Plaza) to the Upper East Side tonight for a charity function. The map it generated is to teh right. Notice the break in the trip where you get on the subway and then get off at a new location? With the more common mapping tools, it would assume you were driving/walking, and take you across the streets for that distance.

The site also specifies the estimated time the trip will take (including estimated timings for each stop on the subway), so you can leave the right amount of travel time ahead of your trip.


I know this only useful for a specific niche of people/purposes, but it does what it sets out to do very well.

posted by Brian at 9:59 AM


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