Sunday, May 20, 2007

Upgraded Yahoo! Maps

Doesn't seem to be anything major. They say they're using their own engine completely now. That's nice.

The one thing I'm taking away from this update is their decision to add building footprints to major markets. This feature is on its way to becoming the norm. Soon map users will expect to see building footprints in urban cores. We should recognize this trend and plan our offerings accordingly.

Racing the big three (GMY) is not fun. Hopefully we can piggyback Google's technology stay current no matter what the next front is in their race to be the best map portal.

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