Thursday, December 08, 2005

Yahoo, Google & MS Beta Maps

Now if you want to figure out how to get from A2B by bus, Google Transit can help you. Neat interface, following on Google Maps plus schedule for buses, subways and public transit links.

Yahoo is putting together its own interactive map (using Flash) for driving directions, live traffic info, extensive search features, navigation pane with visual directions and easy ways to select business in a given area. By placing the mouse over the section of the route in the navigation pane on the left, the corresponding stretch is highlighted in the actual map. Lots of cool features (and bugs) to explore.

Finally, Microsoft is pushing the envelope with bird-eye views with Local Live fighting with Google Earth. Pretty impressive photo quality and clear interface.