MSU grad student creates ‘ultimate’ MI road trip map

MSU graduate student creates "ultimate" road trip map across Michigan. (March 20, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The same Michigan State University graduate student who used an algorithm to create the ultimate road trip map across the United States has put his skills to work on a trip around Michigan.

Randy Olson mapped out an optimized road trip circling the entire state of Michigan — hitting 43 sites that are “integral to the Pure Michigan experience.”pure-michigan-road-trip 032015

Some of the stops include Grand Rapids, Petoskey, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Pictured Rocks in Grand Marais, and Sleeping Bear Dunes.

The trip makes a 2,098 mile circle around Michigan which adds up to a total of 40 hours on the road. Click through to find the full list of stops in order.

Olson is a PhD candidate in Michigan State University’s computer science program researching machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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