Forget the shortest route across a city; new algorithm finds the most beautiful

Juliana ORourke
12 August 2014
 

If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.Often, pedestrians want the quietest route or the most beautiful but, if they turn to a mapping applic ation, they’ll get little help.

That could change now thanks to the work of Daniele Quercia at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, Spain, and a couple of pals. These guys have worked out how to measure the “beauty” of specific locations...

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