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March 9, 2012

An Hour Away

cartoo.dyndns.org (it doesn't even have a proper name!) is a site that will calculate how far you can get from any particular starting point in any given time via automobile, bicycle or foot travel.

Below, for example, is how far it calculates I could get from Desert Hot Springs in one hour by car:
An hour away from Desert Hot Springs

Not bad, but clearly it needs some refinement. I added the green arrow to point out the obvious glitch on highway 74. There are no drivable roads that I'm aware of that go from the Indian Canyons directly up to highway 74, so the only way to get to that point is to come up from Palm Desert on 74, so that entire stretch of 74 should be included in the under-one-hour calculation.

Filed under Cities/Urbanism,Coachella Valley,Desert Hot Springs,Web/Tech | permalink | March 9, 2012 at 07:27 AM

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