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Map Makers

People who have developed routes for group rides.

Members: 33
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2015

This group is for people who have developed routes used by bike events with a dozen or more participants, such as CCM or any mini-mass, cycling clubs or professionally, or been significantly involved with the map design and lead process.
If this applies to you please join this group to help identify the pool of people having such skills and experience, and to find new talent.

Discussion Forum

A map with almost all diagonal streets in it 7 Replies

Started by Dubi Kaufmann. Last reply by payton Apr 4, 2010.

Tools 1 Reply

Started by Andrew Bedno. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Nov 19, 2009.

Assorted Future Route Ideas 1 Reply

Started by Andrew Bedno. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Nov 14, 2009.

KML Route Transcription Queue 1 Reply

Started by Andrew Bedno. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Jul 25, 2009.

Route Planning Top Hints 1 Reply

Started by Andrew Bedno. Last reply by Dan Korn May 12, 2009.

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Comment by Andrew Bedno on February 4, 2015 at 9:23pm

Google Earth Pro is now free.  Formerly $399.

Download from

CNET summarizes some feature differences versus free:

  • Advanced measurements: Measure parking lots and land developments with polygon area measure, or determine affected radius with circle measure.
  • High-resolution printing: Print images up to 4,800 x 3,200 pixel resolution.
  • Exclusive pro data layers: Demographics, parcels, traffic counts, ...
  • Spreadsheet import: Ingest up to 2,500 addresses at a time, assigning place marks and style templates in bulk.
  • Movie-Maker: Export Windows Media and QuickTime HD movies, up to 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on January 26, 2012 at 9:44am

This email is from November, but fyi - to julie
show details 11/14/11


Hi there!

First, let me thank you again for your interest in Google Map Maker! It’s great to see so many people excited about updating and correcting the maps in the neighborhoods they care about.

After the Google MapUp event on October 17th, we’d love to hear even more from our Map Maker enthusiasts. 

We would also love to speak with you about Map Maker Project ideas you may have.

As promised, here is a link to the Map Maker presentation; To those who missed the event, we hope to catch you next time, or at least online in our Map Your World community.

Here are some links you may find useful:

- Map Your World Community:
Discussion forums, FAQs, links to pretty much everything Map Maker
This is the best place to post technical questions, since it's where we have the most mapping experts hanging out.

- YouTube:
Neat time-lapse videos, how-to videos...

- Twitter:
Announcements, shout-outs to amazing mappers...

- Facebook:
Announcements, photos, discussion...

- Community team address:
Write us if you have ideas for hosting a mapping event or have other questions/suggestions for Map Maker Community Outreach

Thanks again for your interest in Map Maker and happy mapping!

On behalf of the
Google Map Maker Community Team
Comment by Dave Mather on June 1, 2011 at 9:37pm
Hi, folks:

New to chainlink, a friend sent me a link to this group. I live out West in the Fox Valley and do extensive bike route maps for ride groups and organized events, including The Swedish Days Ride, The Sub-5 Century Challenge and new this year, The Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride.
Comment by Ruby Red on May 19, 2011 at 10:03am
Does a map about where I like to drink in Chicago count?
Comment by payton on April 4, 2010 at 3:53am
posted a route map based on a few Hyde Park masses I've done over the years:
Comment by Andrew Bedno on September 28, 2009 at 3:54pm
Dear MapMakers, I'm trying to build a definitive current map data file of Chicago area Ghost Bike locations. Please review:
Comment by Andrew Bedno on August 19, 2009 at 12:53am
Could y'all please take a look at Critical Mass Aug.28 route dev thread, page 2 where I've posted draft of "Water Mass" flyer (evolved from "Bubbles"). I'm pretty happy with it, but feedback welcome.
Comment by Andrew Bedno on June 4, 2009 at 4:54am
WNBR-C6 donation drop-by and pot-luck social, 1-5pm this Sunday Jun....
Great opportunity to meet and talk about routes for some near-term rides of interest ;)
Comment by Rachel on May 18, 2009 at 11:52am
Plus this Group can be used as a resourse for folks planning all sorts of rides apart from the big CCM one.
Comment by Andrew Bedno on May 13, 2009 at 8:49pm
Right Todd. General craft topic here, and networking. Working well enough. We made contact, and started the threads above on basics and data exchange. More to come.
The thread on CCM May planning is elsewhere.

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