So it’s official, Big Data is really cool and available to us all. Yeah that’s geeky except we use it to get us from place to place all the time don’t we. Now Google has added a feature which, honestly, I can’t figure out why no one else has to date as they just don’t change that much. That is, where train tracks are and more specifically, railroad crossings. You can imagine this will be a huge help in planning routes or when and where to stop waiting for lights to change. It unfortunately doesn’t get people to move up just a little further to allow you to get off the tracks in case there is a problem.
Here’s the full story: http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-maps-to-provide-railroad-crossing-data-as-accident-rates-increase/?tag=nl.e019&s_cid=e019&ttag=e019&ftag=TREd47db54
From an article on ZDNet