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Walk Score: One of the Best Google Mashups Ever

| Wednesday July 11th, 2007 | 2 Comments

map-box.pngHere’s some fun for your Wednesday. Check out www.walkscore.com. The site is a google maps mashup which rates any address in the United States in terms of it’s “walkability” – to what degree you can walk to basic conveniences, restaurants, parks and other urban features. It’s a pretty basic calculation that does not take into consideration the quality of the streets or the nature of the urban fabric, but still gives a rather insightful look at how our cities are built.
Placing your business or home in a location that does not depend 100% on the automobile is a good idea for many reasons and this kind of metric makes that decision deliciously visible.


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    Fascinating, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing the info.

  • http://www.andrewkyle.com Andrew Kyle, Calgary Realtor

    Yeah, definitely one of the best GoogleMaps applications so far. I just added Walkscore to all the listing on my real estate website in Calgary Canada today.