what local search mean since the Microsoft (Bing)-Yahoo alliance

Started by Stephane Dumas, August 01, 2009, 10:33:29 PM

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Stephane Dumas


One thing I like about Yahoo! Maps is that they attempt to show neighborhood areas within cities. No other mapping service tries to cover this distinction. Hopefully this feature does not disappear with the merger...


I believe the merger is primarily about search and ad revenue.

Maybe yahoo's maps will be used with bird's eye view added.  Bing maps hasn't appeared to have been updated in months.
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Stephane Dumas

I check sometimes Bing Maps, I wish there one thing then Google maps could be inspired from Bing or RandMcNally is the color of the freeways, red or blue for the "free freeways" and green for the toll roads (MapArt use purple to show toll roads in their road atlas)

Also ACME Mapper could add the Bing/Yahoo maps to their setup, they have the Mapnik/OpenStreetMap in company of Google Maps



I barely use streetview... the navigation is too slow... I once wanted to follow I-278 through New York, and it took me over an hour just to get from the Goethals Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge... almost like real traffic  :)

I think Street View is more useful when you're looking for something particular you know where it approximatly is located. (like signs). But just browsing through it? Nah...

Stephane Dumas

I spotted another online map site, it's called GPS Visualiser where you click at select locations and then at "Draw the map" it even include Canadian topographic maps like for example, the Dix30 shop complex at Brossard near Montreal http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map_input?special=wikipedia&format=google&bg_map=google_mytopo&sp_width=50km&form:data=type,name,latitude,longitude%0DW,%22Quartier DIX30%22,45.443031,-73.43575

However I would have wished then GPS Visualiser offer a setup similar to Acme Mapper

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