WCAX – December 2, 2020

Screen shot of WCAX story.

Vt. software developer helps you find the twistiest roads Cat Viglienzoni spoke with software developer Adam Franco, who built Curvature, a database recently featured in “Car and Driver” that caters to people like motorcyclists or sports car drivers who love roads with a twist. Franco spent the last eight years…

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Avoiding congestion and conflict zones

To ensure that urban zigs and zags don’t masquerade as fun roads, I’ve recently added a filtering stage to Curvature that zeros-out the curvature rating for 30 meters (~100 feet) in both directions from each conflict point along the roadway. By zeroing out curves near these conflict zones Curvature can avoid suggesting roads that really aren’t very “fun”.

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New Curvature Map

Curvature world map

I’m happy to announce the launch of a new in-browser Curvature map with worldwide coverage. Now you can browse the map without any need to download KML files and open them in GoogleEarth. Planning trips on twisty roads has never been easier.

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New Legend

To assist new users, KML files will now include a legend indicating how to interpret the color scale and different line-weight given to roads: The legend will be added to KML files as they get regenerated over the next few weeks from the date of this post. This legend “overlay”…

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New project website

Several years after releasing Curvature I finally got around to building a dedicated project website with information and instructions that are understandable by non-techies. Enjoy roadcurvature.com and spread the love of twisty roads!

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