MapMPG – How Far will a Gallon of Gas Take You?
How far you canÂ travel on a gallon of gas? What if you improved your mileage by 20%? What if you bought a new car – how does that compare to your existing car? This isn’t hard to figure out, and FuelClinic.com will do this for you,Â but what if you wanted to see what this looks like on a map?
Today I received anÂ interestingÂ note from Jay Hoffman at ESRI about a new website they are beta testing called MapMPG.com
ESRI has an interesting new web site called MapMPG.com that maps the distance two different cars can drive on one gallon of gas. This rather unique and useful application compares the mpg’s on your specific neighborhood streets.
I compared my 2001 Toyota Tacoma to a newer Toyota Prius to produce this map of my local area.
SelectÂ one vehicle as Vehicle 1, and another as Vehicle 2, enter a street address and zip code, and you’ll see a graphic representation of how far you can get on one gallon of gas, based on the roads in your area.Â
Right now the site uses EPA estimated MPG figures for each vehicle, butÂ Mr. Hoffman indicated that his team is seeking comments andÂ may be able to modify the interface to be more usable.
ESRIÂ isÂ aÂ world-leader in digital mapping for large organizations and government agencies, and has been doing scientific GIS and mappingÂ long before anyone else.Â
What do you think? Comments are open.