Thursday, 1 November 2012
Google Map Icons for Cycling Mapping
I've collected some icons that are useful when mapping out areas in Google Maps for suitability for cycling. The basic set that appear from Google are a little limited. Also the use of personal icons is a little cac-handed. The icons have to be loaded into each map not into the Google Maps personal account settings. That's one reason to write this post, so I have access to them easily for loading (and re-loading!) myself.
These were part of the original expansion set that Google Maps had, since moved to a new site run by the makers, nicolasmollet.com, I believe.
I've done one map (of Nidderdale) so far using these, but intend to start building maps of a variety of places I know and including video clip links.
First, cycling specifics, to do with ease of access.
Not Suitable for Cycling
Then, information about the environment.
Finally, some more generic icons giving further information.
Icons loaded but not used from nicolasmollet.com but kept so that they are easy to find in the future.
Downhill (not transparent)