This edition: Online Map Wars!; Yahoo Maps has Satellite Views.
My May Can Beat Up Your Map
Perhaps it needn’t be said that online mapping services (Yahoo, Mapquest, Google) have gone over big amongst net users. CCAer observes that this article in Forbes magazine notes that online map use overall is up 20%, and the big winner, despite the earlier arrival of the other two, that Mapquest is still king, drawing 46.4 million usersâ€“more than Google (19.1 million) and Yahoo! (20 million) combined.
Content providers are also winning out; Navteq, which supplies data to both Microsoft and Mapquest, had revenues of $497 million, up more than a quarter from the same time last year.
Yahoo-Now With Satellite Images
Also new this last Week: Yahoo! now has satellite photos, following the lead of Google Maps. Yahoo! goes it better, they say, touting resolution of as fine as 1 meter per pixel, claiming supremacy in the resolution war.
(also via CCAer)
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