Yahoo! Maps Updated With New Data and Functionality!

  • Posted March 5th, 2008 at 10:18 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Local

maps.pngWe’ve been working hard all winter long, and today, we’ve rolled out an update to Yahoo! Maps that delivers a number of improvements including; new neighborhood data,expanded worldwide coverage, and stylistic improvements.

Some of the improvements you might notice as you test-drive our updated Yahoo! Maps include:

  • New Neighborhood Data at lower zoom levels with:
  • > 300 cities with new neighborhood data added throughout North America, from Palo Alto, to Chicago, to Toronto, etc.
  • > 12,000 new neighborhoods added, from “Lower East Side” (New York, Milwaukee, Bridgeport) to “Lower Collegetown” (Ithaca)
  • Expanded Worldwide Coverage with much improved coverage, especially throughout Eastern Europe
  • New POI information – highlighting Schools, Rest areas, Ski Resorts, etc.
    Additional shaded relief levels worldwide
  • City label density increased for better usability
  • Style improvements such as Hybrid Road and Label colors adjusted for better legibility
  • Lighter map tiles – with an average of 30-60% reduction in size

Stay tuned for continued updates and improvements throughout 2008. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Cheers!

Gus Maldonado – Sr. Product Manager, Yahoo! Geo/Maps

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