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Map making — alive and well

June 4, 2007

Local blogger sooshie has slapped together a sweet little map of Albuquerque area ‘trail riding.’

I’ve been out here for almost 3 years now, and have spent the last 2 summers really getting into mountain biking. It only makes sense since I have a mountain in my back yard. As some kind of proof to my dedication to the cause I have made a Google Map of the different Albuquerque trailheads. This includes the ski area, foothills as well as some of the other places around the city.

Really cool. As I think I’ve pointed out before, sooshie isn’t the first local to tailor Albuquerque maps for a specific niche. It’d be great if, you know, the city would start putting interactive maps up online. Slap a few maps with some pictures on the ‘Day Trips & Walking Tours’ page — invaluable, I’d think.

UPDATE: The city does offer at least one niche specific map — Dog Parks! I’ve looked for others, but this is the only one I’ve found.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2007 3:27 pm

    Thanks for linking to our Dog Parks map!

    Since you mention it, I might as well share exciting map-making scoop about upcoming Google maps on

    Just this week, in fact, we built prototypes of the following mashups:

    * City Attractions
    * Bike Trails (Entrance points for Paseo del Bosque Trail)
    * Open Space
    * Recycling drop-off locations
    * Dump drop-off locations
    * Animal Control locations (pounds) & Animal Adoption
    * Libraries
    * Community Centers
    * Senior Centers
    * Pools

    We’ll be launching them in the next couple of weeks.

    Until then, perhaps you might enjoy a new Google map we created earlier this week?

  2. El Orange permalink
    June 19, 2007 8:05 pm

    This news is really cool. The city’s website is on a fantastic trajectory.

    A city’s website should be viewed like a public utility, and like a public utility a city should sink some money into it. I think ABQ’s current leadership is leading the way with this vision.

  3. April 10, 2008 10:38 pm

    Some people think that they are way too smart. They think their comments are wonders of the world! Dudes don’t be so self-confident.

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