Looks like ridethecity added support for SF

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Nov 4, 2009, 1:25:47 AM11/4/09
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No routing options available, just gives a single route.

Anybody tried out their directions?


Amar Pai

Nov 4, 2009, 1:44:33 AM11/4/09
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Actually, on further inspection, I think this is unrelated to
ridethecity, and is instead the planner made by someone else on this
list :)


"I don't walk, I get CARRIED" -- ODB (RIP)

Mark Sanford

Nov 4, 2009, 2:45:36 AM11/4/09
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Looks like it's just using the google maps API for "shortest driving distance".   Can't even get me from the Mission to the Haight through the wiggle. 

IOW, useless.

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John Roark

Nov 4, 2009, 11:22:01 AM11/4/09
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It's not using the google API for "shortest driving distance".

From the about page (http://ridesf.com/about):

"The site backend is powered by Postgres with the PostGIS extension and the routing is found with the pgRouting extension. A small C cgi app returns the path in a variety of formats (GPX, KML, JML, WKT, & JSON). The data for the bike lanes is a combined version of data from the CA MTC and Tiger Line Data from the US Census. The route is displayed using the Google Maps API."

It is mostly useless right now since I don't have a conflated data set that includes bike lanes and non bike lanes. It really is just a work in progress/hobby.


Mark Sanford

Nov 4, 2009, 10:15:34 PM11/4/09
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Ahh, thanks for the clarification.   That is definitely a step up from the standard "shortest driving distance".

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