Saturday, November 25, 2017

Why Map Carpooling With Straight Lines?

It's a valid question: why not map with actual driving directions? The answer is to simplify the visual search. You can now find your carpool or ride-share partner with a glance. To do so, just find the closest departure and destination by comparing how CLOSE and how PARALLEL other member lines are to YOUR line. That's it. Otherwise, the lines would only trace the route, so all you would see are roads, already mapped, highlighted with more lines. This was considered and tested, but parallel lines were the most obvious and clear alternative.

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