Archive for August 23rd, 2008

iPhone & Google Maps

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Just for the record; I LOVE Google Maps on my iPhone!

I was biking today (a nice total of 60km) and climbed up the Grefsenkollen hill to stop at a small restaurant owned by some fellow dutchies, Robbert and Trine. I knew that it should be possible to take a shortcut home through the forest from there, instead of following the main road, and decided to go for it (hey, I have a mountain bike, right? ;)). The only challenge was to find the right way…and THAT is where Google Maps comes in! (built in standard into iPhone, no GPS for me since I don’t have iPhone3G)

See the map below (and click to enlarge) for the difference between the main road and forest:

It worked perfectly, I occasionally had to stop to check for a left or right turn on the map, but found the way easily, yay!

I’m pretty knackered now, but enjoyed the trip…it was a great! And a perfect practice for next weeks Birkebeiner. 😉