Monday, June 17, 2013

Reflection Part 2: Map

It's taken quite a while to finish, but here is the complete interactive map of the entire B4B journey!  

You can zoom in to see the exact route that we followed, so specific as to see where we pulled off the road for whatever reason, where we did our errands, and the u-turns the few times we got misdirected.

One area of functionality that I focused on is adding relevant data and context.  There are four sets of data, all with their own series of placemarks, which you can access by the drop-down menu at the top-left of the map.
  • Destination - all of the places we stopped for the night, complete with daily stats
  • Story - all of the best stories from the road, highlighted with pictures where possible
  • Milestone - some of the big moments of the trip
  • Bike Shops - (incomplete) all of the dozen or so bike trips that made the journey continue! (coming soon)
It's a bit rough around the edges, and the only  real omission is the missing day of data in New Brunswick.

Click the map above to view! I suppose that if you were going to look at the map for a click or two, the critical detail that you would need to remember is that we started and finished in Waterloo.

Big thanks to Kenny Scott for creating this tool and adding custom features to make this map what it is!

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