Cool Map Apps October 7, 2006Posted by Unreasonable in Computer Matters.
Google Maps are the current standard by which other maps are to be measured.
- They were the first to be able to drag the map location.
- They were the first to combine maps and satellite photos in one view.
- The really key feature is: they have an open API so other developers can build on top of them.
There are only a few drawbacks that I’ve noticed:
- They don’t print as well as some of the others. They should print exactly what you see on the screen, but they don’t. I can’t believe they haven’t fixed that yet.
- They don’t deal with incorrect addresses well enough for me. If you enter a wrong street number, they should take you to the middle of the street. Still, their search is better than anybody else’s.
- I wish you could click on any spot on the map and get the address.
Other cool mapping applications:
- Dig to the Other Side
- National Weather Service Mosaic Enhanced Radar
- Real Time Satelite Tracking
- Windows Live Local
And the future is all that stuff on a 3D model more like: