About

Briscycle is all about cycling in Brisbane. Nowhere else can you find comprehensive information on the cycleways, with detailed maps to help you get there and enjoy yourself.

Technology & Licensing

There's a few different technologies at play here. The customised map is based off the data of the OpenStreetMap project, which is aiming to produce a freely usable world map. I've created a new map style from scratch, which is what you see when you visit the bike map.

I'd also like to make a special mention of Nearmap who have provided high resolution aerial imagery, which has been priceless in updating cycling facilities in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.

Contributing

If you wish to contribute to the map, there's two ways to go about it.

  1. Contribute to OpenStreetMap.
  2. Send me your GPS traces and I can do it for you.

There's drawbacks to each approach; firstly there's a reasonably high barrier to entry to contributing to OpenStreetMap at the moment, and if you're not overly technical it might be a bit daunting to get started. Essentially, you will need to zoom in to the place you'd like to edit, then click on the edit tab. You'll need an account.

The cycle map will generally only update every few days, although you will be able to see your changes on OSM nearly instantly.

If you'd prefer, you can simply grant your GPS traces to the public domain and email me with an attachment or a link to your files so that I can improve OpenStreetMap with them.

Briscycle Status

Briscycle is still in really early days. In the future, there's going to be a bunch of new features for you to enjoy,  Of course if you'd like to distract me from Briscycle with your own project, I'm more than happy to help with my Brisbane web development business (particularly if you're looking for a Brisbane wordpress developer.)

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