Yahoo! seems to be working overtime to complete as much as they can before the (almost) inevitable takeover from Microsoft. This week they released the first meaningful (and hence useful) map service for India. Earlier none of the three (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!) had any useful data on India for maps. I read in blogosphere that Google was active in data collection by sponsoring with mapping instruments and paying volunteers for plotting Indian cities. That’s about it. Now Yahoo! Maps for India seems to have beaten the other two by significant points. Go check it out.

Yahoo Maps in Tamil

Yahoo Maps in Tamil

I was impressed by Yahoo! maps features like Auto Fare, Walk the Route and above all “Vernacular” languages. I got a beautiful and correct directions in “Tamil” from our Habibullah Road office to Lakshmi Colony office in Chennai.

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