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Yahoo Local UK, Germany Launched  (View post)

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
13 years ago3,074 views

Urgh. That is one small, ugly, counter-intuitive map. And where's the sallelite imagery?

And to top it off, if I click on one of the 'find' categories directly above the map I go to a non-map search. Aside: When will people learn – right clicks are for context menus *only*.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nothing to see here. Move along.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Those maps are awful! What a rubbish product.

mcummins [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Yahoo "UK & Ireland" is pretty bad at the "Ireland" bit.

Try searching for "Dublin" (the capital of Ireland) and you get:

   Please choose from:

   * Dublin Street, Liverpool, L3 7
   * Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6
   *....(etc)....

The whole thing is basically a poor interface to Map24 (www.Map24.co.uk). Yahoo's poor offering is even less excusable, because Map24 is actually rather good (and handles Ireland no problem).
I wonder why Yahoo bothers to present sub-par tools like this when Google Maps or even Microsoft's maps are so much better.

ian [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Well done Yahoo!. Only two weeks after most of the world stopped being interested in what was happening in Germany.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Heh. But I think it's actually targeted at German users mostly...

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