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Development of CycleStreets

A bunch of macros in a spreadsheet package (MS Excel & visual basic) was initially used to create a coherent system of cycleway signage for Cambridge.
2005 September
Cycle Route Planner Classic edition which ran on a private website.
2006 June 27, 3:16am
Initial public release of Cambridge-only journey planner on Cambridge Cycling Campaign's website.
2009 March 20th
CycleStreets, covering UK and Ireland entered public beta.
CycleStreets for iPhone and third party systems using our API.
Versions for Android and HTML5.
Start of our version 2 API.
Expansion to other countries beyond UK & Ireland.
Expansion of our hosting capabilities to support ever-growing levels of route planning.
New 3D mobile site.

This system is built on top of a huge pile of mostly open source software, and it is our intention to open source following a detailed code review.

The system has been developed on both MS Windows and GNU/Linux platforms (Debian, Ubuntu) using GNU Emacs, and a GLAMP setup - Apache, MySQL and PHP.

Other technologies used include OpenStreetMap, Leaflet.js, GDAL/ogr2ogr, famfamfam icons, FFmpeg, Atom feeds, AJAX, the GIMP, subversion, Git, pureContent, ultimateForm, CKEditor, WordPress, jQuery, jQueryUI, PhotoSwipe, Google Chart Tools.

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