Yahoo Map Search Offers Improved Neighborhood Data

On May 5th, Yahoo announced that it has increased the functionality of Yahoo Maps by adding a lot of new local information. Some of the improvements to the Yahoo Map search engine include: • Specific local information added to 12,000 new neighborhoods in over 300 cities. • Increased worldwide city information, especially in the Eastern […]

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Open Parking Spaces on Your Cell Phone or GPS System

IHT.com is reporting on a new public service that will be offered in Paris, France next month that will allow users to find open parking spaces with their cell phones or GPS enabled devices. If this is successful, no doubt similar programs will pop up around the globe. From the article — A service starting […]

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Beirut, Lebanon Satellite Images – “Before” and “After”

These “before” and “after” satellite images published by the New York Times online show the remarkably powerful information tools that satellite imagery and networked computers have put in the hands of the general public. You can click on the “July 12” button to see what Beirut looked like before the conflict with Israel began and […]

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Google Traffic Maps For Your Cell Phone

Google maps now allows users to view traffic data from their web-enabled cell phones for over 30 major U.S. Cities. You can view traffic and congestion information on your mobile devices for these U.S. metropolitan areas to estimate delays. The traffic-enhanced Google maps software for mobile devices can be downloaded @ Google Maps.

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Microsoft Real Time Maps

Technology Review is reporting on a Microsoft project that would allow map searches in real time. The advanced Microsoft mapping service would use sensors and public input to create up-to-the-minute map searches. From the article — Researchers at Microsoft are working on technology that they hope will someday enable people to browse online maps for […]

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