Walkers, runners, hikers, and bicyclists or other travelers that use non-motorized vehicles are at risk of being caught in bad weather. Currently, such users of a road or hiking/bicycling pathway need to find shelters on their own or ask locals or fellow travelers for advice. This disclosure describes techniques that enable road or trail users to find nearby shelters to stay in during periods of bad weather or in other situations where they may need to take shelter. With user permission, data from observed points where stops are made during bad weather events, geographic data, reviews and other textual materials, etc. are used to train a prediction model to generate route recommendations that include shelters. The identified route is provided in a digital map provided to the user. The map includes markings for shelters that are determined based on the form of transport.
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Lavery, Andy; Daiches, Eli; and Huang, Jesse, "Using Digital Maps to Find Shelter for Pedestrians and Cyclists During Inclement Weather", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 09, 2021)