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Crowdsourced Geowiki Maps Bike Routes Across Minnesota

08/05/2014

Crowdsourced Geowiki Maps Bike Routes Across Minnesota

Bicyclists collect and share information on Cyclopath.

It's the height of summer and bicycle wheels are spinning. For routes with built-in personal preferences and community knowledge, check out Cyclopath, a crowdsourced geowiki built by computer science students and led by Prof. Loren Terveen.

Cyclopath collects information about bike routes from pedal-pushers around the state. Anyone can edit the maps, add notes, tag locations, and more. The result is "the most comprehensive and up-to-date bicycle information resource in the world."

A companion Android app lets users take Cyclopath along as they explore Minnesota's bike trails and routes.


 

Loren Terveen is a professor of computer science at the University of Minnesota. Terveen currently is involved in a number of projects analyzing social media data and designing and evaluating social computing systems. His two major projects are Cyclopath and CitizenSense.