Thursday, 6th March 2008
Maps: Yahoo Maps Updated With New Data and Functionality
Yahoo Maps Updated With New Data and Functionality!
From the blog post:
We’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 neighborhood 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
Source: Yahoo Local Blog