Archive for May, 2015

Mobile 2015 Twin Cities Bike Map

Posted by Doug Shidell, May 17th , 2015.

The mobile Twin Cities Bike Map has been updated. If you already have the map on your mobile device, you can go to the PDF Maps store and download the update at no cost. If you don’t have it, download it now for the latest information on bike routes and trails in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area plus surrounding suburbs.

The latest round of updates includes the River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail, a complete re-work of the Shingle Creek Trail and new additions  to the Nine Mile Creek Trail.There have also been route changes in north and northeast Minneapolis, Shakopee, Fridley, and connections to the Inter-Campus Transitway.

Research is ongoing. there are already changes cued up for the next update. Keep in touch by checking back here or going to the Bikeverywhere Facebook page to get the latest updates.

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Using Placemarks

Posted by Doug Shidell, May 4th , 2015.

I’ve been using the Placemarks feature on the mobile Twin Cities Bike Map to locate puzzle clues for new CrossRoads Puzzles. Note the orange pins around Randall and Underwood Streets in the Fairgrounds.
Fairgrounds

The pins turned into clue locations in the State Fairgrounds CrossRoads puzzle. Placemarks can be easily exported from your mobile map and imported into another PDF map on your phone. In my case, I imported them into my GIS mapping software and used a smaller scale to show more detail.
Fairgrounds map

This image shows pins around the Stone Arch Bridge. Those Placemarks form the base for the Stone Arch Bridge CrossRoads, which is under development.
StoneArch

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