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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yahoo India Maps :: Definitely better than Google Maps

Yahoo has brought out a better mapping product for India - which will surely compete with Google Maps. The offer is Yahoo India Maps and Yahoo India Our City, two products that will help visitors view high resolution photos of most Indian cities.

Yahoo India Our City provides instant access to 20 cities from India such as Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and some other locations. Yahoo India Maps is more developed than Google Maps because it displays pictures from 170 cities, 4785 towns and 220 villages from the entire country.

Yahoo Cofounder David Filo has recently acknowledged the contribution made by the India Development Centre. The team in Bangalore ranked on the top of the table compared to other centres in technological development. Nearly 20 per cent of the engineering inputs for Yahoo came from Bangalore it seems.

However, it is extremely difficult to fight with Google Earth and Google Maps because the two search giant's solutions are very powerful and are periodically improved with new tools able to bring the company in the spotlights. For example, Google revealed today a new improvement for Earth by adding two new layers to enable users to view the structures of the most famous building in the US.

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8 comments:

  1. Gaurav said,

    Google Maps are far better than Yahoo maps , Check the ZOOM level of both maps

    on 4/26/2007 9:15 AM


  2. JASON S said,

    Hi Gaurav,

    Have you compared Google and Yahoo Maps for Indian cities. Then you'll know the Zoom level and info that you get.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 4/26/2007 9:18 AM


  3. Shan said,

    I agree... Yahoo Maps has more cities mapped with good zoom level than Google. Google has only the major cities mapped with good zoom level.

    on 4/27/2007 7:20 PM


  4. JASON S said,

    Yes you are right Shan.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 4/27/2007 9:03 PM


  5. saurabh said,

    Hi,

    After reading your statement I look for the yahoo maps and seriously it’s helped me more then goggle ever did so far. Though looking satellite images is different experience but then if it doesn’t solve your problem then it’s of no use. Yahoo really helps me to find the place in a real fast way. Thanks dude keep putting quality info.

    Cheers.
    Saurabh

    on 5/11/2007 12:14 PM


  6. JASON S said,

    Hi Saurabh,

    Noce to know that the info helped you.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 5/11/2007 12:19 PM


  7. Shailendra said,

    Yahoo maps are more detailed now doubt.. But my practical experience has shown that the data isn't as accurate as google. i.e. there are roads on yahoo map which really dont exist at all on the ground!! Whereas I have never come across such a case with Google.

    on 9/06/2007 5:53 PM


  8. rocksea said,

    i have been using google maps for several of my applications on web. recently i found that yahoo has upgraded its resolution with respect to many places over india. however, i was disappointed to see that latitude/longitudes in google and yahoo maps don't agree for several locations. this is a dilemma when you can't go and check with a gps. it would be good to know who is providing it more accurately.

    on 8/12/2008 1:46 AM