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Discussion: Node hunting

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2020-04-14

Apr 15, 2020 7:57 PM # 
Ari-o:
Not that many Cambridge nodes in Boston
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Apr 15, 2020 8:02 PM # 
Cristina:
Not many in San Diego, either.
Apr 16, 2020 12:41 AM # 
jennycas:
I feel a bit ignorant - what actually is a node?
(When I google "node hunting" I get ads for an irrigation system... https://www.hunterindustries.com/en-metric/irrigat... )
Apr 16, 2020 2:28 AM # 
Cristina:
I suspect Ari and Bridget are the only people who know what I'm talking about. :)

The streets in CityStrides, a site for tracking your progress in trying to run every street of a city, are defined by nodes. Nodes are points along the street and at intersections and a street counts as complete once you've passed within 20m (or something like that) of all of the nodes along that street.

There's a map viewing mode on the site called "node hunter" that helps you find the nodes you still need to hit. I think you can see an example of nodes in an activity if you go to the completed or progressed streets and click "show" on some of them.

I have almost 30% of Cambridge complete and this is a great time to be node hunting because running on all the random side streets is a great way to avoid crowds compared to the popular river paths. I'll be back to it tomorrow!
Apr 16, 2020 2:46 AM # 
bhall:
:)
Apr 16, 2020 3:53 AM # 
jennycas:
Ah, so it's not always just road junctions. Does sound simpler though than hunting confluences!
Apr 16, 2020 7:35 AM # 
jjcote:
I knew what you were talking about.
Apr 16, 2020 1:45 PM # 
Cristina:
Whoops, sorry! Ari, Bridget, and J-J.
Apr 16, 2020 6:40 PM # 
Jagge:
Cristina is such a computer nerd these days she must be talking about node.js's, of course. Some of them must have escaped and need to be hunted down.
Apr 16, 2020 6:47 PM # 
Cristina:
Oh, that's what I do at work.

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