When meeting up with someone, it can be hard to choose a spot halfway between the two of you for ease. For some reason, this isn’t a standard feature of many other maps apps. Finding that midway point can be kind of clunky if you’re working it out on your own. For that reason, MeetWays steps in to pick up the slack.
The site works exactly as advertised: enter two addresses, and MeetWays will search for points of interest near the middle. You can also specify a certain type of place you want to meet at, like a restaurant or cafe. It’ll even show you ratings of the venues that sit between the two of you – so you know the cafe you’re choosing is going to be reasonable.
It’s a pretty genius way of planning out a catch up which is convenient for both parties.
Here’s the official spiel from the MeetWays’ website, if you’re after more detail:
Whether you are meeting a far away friend, organizing a Craigslist transaction, or connecting with a client for lunch, MeetWays helps you find the halfway point. No more extra driving, lost time, or wasted gas. Simply enter the addresses and a point of interest. We’ll give you a list of ideal meeting points, driving directions, and local reviews so you can choose the perfect place.
MeetWays works in over 30 countries around the globe, so you can also use it while travelling overseas if you’re that way inclined. You can find out more about the service – and try it for yourself – via the website link.
If you want to learn more about planning travel between point a to point b, check out our write up on what it means to measure distance ‘as the crow flies’ next.
This story has been updated since its original publication.