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Friday, December 09, 2005

Google Transit - WA Wednesday

Another great idea from the "20% percent time" policy Google offers its engineers. This one pulls together transit schedules and Google Maps in a very slick mashup.

They chose Portland for the first launch. Those of us who live in Portland know the Tri-Met transit system is excellent. Google puts it this way in their blog:
We chose to launch with the Portland metro area for a couple of reasons. Tri-Met, Portland's transit authority, is a technological leader in public transportation. The team at Tri-Met is a group of tremendously passionate people dedicated to serving their community. And Tri-Met has a wealth of data readily available that they were eager to share with us for this project. This combination of great people and great data made Tri-Met the ideal partner.

Fantastic stuff. Oh, and if you're downtown next Wednesday evening and need to get to the Lucky Labrador for the Web Analytics Wednesday chat, this link might help.

Or, if you're out near Intel in Hillsboro today and want to get downtown to see the national champion Portland Pilots women's soccer team celebration at noon, try this.

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