Grids and Squares of Calgary
by Helen Drake
A new source of mapping information
I have been to Calgary before, and honestly the first map located on the web page makes the city look difficult to navigate when in all actually it is not very hard to drive through.
The Canadian highway is marked very well with exits and routes posted well before the actual turns. Moreover, it would have been nice if the map had the Google maps function where you could keep clicking until you could actually use the map, but you have to click portals to other web pages to find the different types of maps which is annoying.
As for the web page it has a lot of interesting and useful information, but unfortunately it seems kind of bland.Barry's Response
- Yes, the navigation may seem a little foreign to those who are used to Google and Live online maps. This is a Wikimapia map and the squares show sub-communities within Calgary. They provide wikipedia links (all owned by Google) for further information about each area.
To zoom in/out, click on the positive/negative signs in the upper left-hand corner and the arrow enable panning left/right or up/down (north/south).
If you play with it a while, you become accustomed to its functioning and appreciate its strengths. Thank you for your input, Helen.