Veg restaurant maps?
Posted by sarah_silly at 02/24/2009
Hi, I'm new to HappyCow, and I have a question for everyone. Does anyone know of printed city maps of San Francisco, NYC, Portland, etc. which show veggie restaurants? I've seen the VegOut books but I'm looking for more of a fold out map; their format isn't quite as detailed as I'd like. If there was one which also showed public transit too I'd be really happy. Thoughts?
When you guys travel, do think it'd be nice to have a paper map of the city you're going to so you can visually see where veg friendly places are located? Is this something you'd consider buying?? Hmmmm...
I haven't heard of any. If you do find them please let us know. Also, if anyone is interested in a co-venture with HappyCow to create these kinds of maps, please get in touch.
We had a wedding map at wedding planner, I think it is where you could post any location of interest. Not saying to use their site for it, but the map may be of use to you. If you can't find it pm me and I will look for it again.
For my travels, I use HappyCow's VegiMaps. It works well for me. I usually plan a day or two before I leave for a trip. You can find the VegieMaps icon at the top of each City page.
I also print out the list of restaurants & stores from the City or Cities I plan to visit. Again, you can find the Print-Friendly icon at the top of each City page.
With the VegiMaps and my list(s), I plot the restaurants that look interesting to me on a paper map or a rough sketch. I'm pretty skilled with reading and making maps myself, so this has worked well for me.
How about making the VegiMaps print-able? Sounds like a good idea though maybe technically challenging. And especially with large cities that have a high density of restaurants, you could end up getting a map with a bunch of dots of it and not being able to see the details...?
A printable city map is not a bad idea and we will consider that update. Basically it would just be the city map with text names for locations instead of markers. Any feedback/ideas?
I'd love to hook up with happy cow on this and link to reviews here and if possible use it as a source for locations.
Any chance of adding a space for ppl to enter gps coordinates? i know address is accurate in cities but not always in the country, plus a coordinate db would be handier work with.