An app that will give me directions but route me past interesting things
June 30, 2015 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me directions. Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me restaurant reviews. With either of these apps, is there any way to combine these functions-- as in, "Google, get me to Piccadilly Circus and tell me the highest-rated restaurant along the way?" Or "Get me to Piccadilly Circus and route me past a good French restaurant?" If not, is there any app that will do this?

(Obviously, I can piece together a solution by looking up a good restaurant, and then getting directions to it, and then once I'm there, getting directions from it to my final destination. But I'm hoping for a more seamless solution.)
posted by yankeefog to Technology (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Along the Way and On the Way
posted by soelo at 9:20 AM on June 30, 2015 [5 favorites]

Not an app, but there are a few tools that mash up wikipedia with maps:
- Wikimapia The category dropdown has some broad top-level categories, but you can search and find more specific ones. I linked to a map showing places with historical importance, but here's one with "Film/TV locations", etc..
posted by Jack Karaoke at 12:32 AM on July 1, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by yankeefog at 4:16 AM on July 14, 2015

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