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Travelling to Gallipoli is a rite of passage for many Australians, especially around Anzac Day. But if you can’t make it there, Google Street View now has an extensive collection of pictures of historic sites at Gallipoli, including the ability to explore more than 80 key locations on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Forty-five European cities, 14 days of driving and several months of sightseeing: That’s the optimised plan created by an algorithm, a followup to the data-driven perfect US road trip we saw earlier this month. Randal Olson used the same drive-time-minimising algorithm to compute this road trip, but based the cities on Business Insider’s selection of 50 must-see places in Europe.
The perfect road trip across the US would take you to all the must-see landmarks and historical sites and minimise unnecessary driving, but figuring out the ideal path isn’t easy. CS graduate research assistant and data tinkerer Randal Olson created an algorithm to solve this problem and come up with an epic road trip.
Hey Lifehacker, Google Maps is making me grumpy! I often need to look up directions from Sydney to Newcastle in NSW, but for some reason Google always wants to tell me how to fly to Newcastle in England. Is there any way to force Google Maps by default to only search for locations within a specific country?