Todd Scott lives, breathers, and rides Metro Detroit's bike lanes, walking paths and other assorted greenways. So when he saw a chance to better coordinate information about the region's growing network of greenways, he jumped on it.
Scott created a living map of the region's bike paths, trails and other assorted walkways using Google's Map Maker tool. It was so comprehensive that the Google blog featured it.
"Every time I looked at Google Maps it was never quite right," says Scott, Detroit Greenways Coordinator
. "I could never figure out who to contact to correct it until I found the mapping device."
Anyone who can access Google's Map Maker took can make improvements to the online map. The idea is to not only create a better map of greenways in Detroit but to also help grow the community of Metro Detroiters that use them.
"Everyone has Google Maps on their phone," Scott says.
Source: Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways Coordinator
Writer: Jon Zemke
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