Yahoo! Maps

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Yahoo! Maps
Yahoo!Maps.png
Yahoo Live Maps
Web addressmaps.yahoo.com
Commercial?Yes
Type of siteWeb mapping
RegistrationNo
Available language(s)Multilingual
OwnerYahoo!
LaunchedMarch 2002[1]
Current statusActive
 
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Yahoo! Maps
Yahoo!Maps.png
Yahoo Live Maps
Web addressmaps.yahoo.com
Commercial?Yes
Type of siteWeb mapping
RegistrationNo
Available language(s)Multilingual
OwnerYahoo!
LaunchedMarch 2002[1]
Current statusActive

Yahoo! Maps is a free online mapping portal provided by Yahoo!.

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Available services[edit]

The main Yahoo! Maps site offers street maps and driving directions for the United States and Canada. It has the following notable features:

Yahoo! Local Maps Rich Internet Application[edit]

A new and improved Yahoo! Local Maps has been recently made available. It offers maps with significantly more interactivity for broadband users. It is written using AJAX, leveraging Rich Internet Application techniques. Some features:

Live traffic, address book, and send to phone features are also available.

Yahoo! Map Web Services[edit]

Developers can embed Yahoo! Maps into their own web pages (to create a mashup) through the Yahoo! Maps Developer APIs. Many exciting new web sites have come about recently by displaying content from other sources on top of maps provided by the various mapping portals (the Google Maps API getting the most publicity). The Yahoo! Maps APIs come in three basic flavors:

Yahoo! offers a number of low-level APIs to support maps, for geocoding, getting a map image, searching for a local business, or retrieving traffic information. Some other Yahoo! services, such as Flickr and Upcoming.org, have their content available through web services, with interesting potential for mashups.

Map data[edit]

The street network and other vector data Yahoo! maps uses is from Navteq, Tele Atlas, and public domain sources.[2] Detailed street network data is currently available for the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and most European countries. Country borders, cities, and water bodies are mapped for the rest of the world.

Low resolution satellite imagery is available worldwide. 1-2 meter resolution is available for most of the contiguous United States, and select cities worldwide.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yahoo Finds the Way With Its Own Maps. Portal drops AOL's MapQuest, generates its own travel instructions. // PCWorld, Mar 7, 2002; quote: "Launched last week, Yahoo Maps"
  2. ^ http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/maps/inaccuracies/mapsrd-04.html

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