Maps and an Old Book

I happen to have a 1984 copy of Ron Brown’s “Backroads of Ontario”, and Joyce and I went for a drive today, following the Great Pine Ridge west from Yonge Street

There is a later version of the book, from 2019, but that’s not what I’m writing about: I discovered something I should have guessed.

You can create an overlays with the route in Open Street map, and publish it as a link.

If you go there, you’ll see something that look like this, except it’s editable:

The Ridge Road West, from Ron Brown’s “Backroads of Ontario”

The tools is quite lovely, and only a little harder than marking a paper map with a highlighter.

Go thou, and do likewise, at


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