Thursday, June 6, 2013

Where Should We Meet?

Let's say you need to connect with some people and want to pick a centrally-located spot to meet up, like where to have lunch!  I've got two recommendations for you.  For both websites, you enter addresses and it will find you the midpoint and give some suggestions for what's nearby.  For both websites you don't have to enter an exact address, you can enter a street name in a city and state or even a city and state and it will work with the information to give you locations.
  • MeetWays (Only Two Addresses)
    Meetways has a straight-forward, simple interface but only allows two addresses/ZIP codes.   This one cuts straight to the chase and right away recommends businesses (usually restaurants) to meet at.
  • Let's Meet in the Middle (Multiple Addresses)
    This website is a little more complicated, but it works for multiple addresses.  You add individual addresses to a list and as you add each address, it works out a midpoint and a halfway point along the driving route. That midpoint isn't necessarily a useful location, in Madison it seems that it's frequently in the middle of a lake.  From there you have the option to search Google for locations that are near the halfway point.  
Both are handy tools when you want some help figuring out where to meet.  I've used them several times and loved the results they've given me.  I hope you like them!

Wanna Chat?

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