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Feb 8, 2005, 09:56 AM
 
Goodbye Mapquest. This is amazing.

http://maps.google.com

Super simple information design. I love when you click on a section of the directions it will actually give you a close up of the exit ramp or intersection.

smooth.

Safari isnt supported yet. Use firefox
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 10:26 AM
 
I'll wait till they support Safari.
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 12:08 PM
 
I tried loading it in Safari. They do at least let you try. But it doesn't do what it does in the supported browsers. Like clicking each step and seeing what the map looks like zoomed in there. Wow it's really nice. It'd be cool if there was a way to print out each of those individual turns so you can see what other roads are around. Just print a sheet of those squares. That'd be cool. Maybe some feedback?

Edit: I sent feedback about that idea. However, this mapping is really cool. You can search out restaurants and stuff and then finding directions to it is really easy. They really did a nice job with it.
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Feb 8, 2005, 12:22 PM
 
nice find, I like how you can use the arrow keys to move around. so much easier than jumping around with the clickable arrows on other maps.
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Feb 8, 2005, 12:26 PM
 
My wife uses firefox and mapquest a lot for her job as a visiting nurse. This sounds interesting, thank you.

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Feb 8, 2005, 12:36 PM
 
Well, this is just pimpy.

Like Xeo, I really like how you can see a zoomed-in version of every step. Pretty nifty feature.
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 01:50 PM
 
Pretty cool, I knew someone could do a better job at this than Mapquest. I wonder if they also make it easy to integrate their maps/directions into your own business website.
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 03:02 PM
 
Wow this is incredible, as if it was developed by people from Apple. I wish they made a Standalone app based on this technology, available on a DVD or something!
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 03:12 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Wow this is incredible, as if it was developed by people from Apple. I wish they made a Standalone app based on this technology, available on a DVD or something!
Maybe Apple will incorporate it into Dashboard.
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Feb 8, 2005, 03:18 PM
 
Originally posted by barang:
Maybe Apple will incorporate it into Dashboard.
A lot of licensing will have to go into that. Google has some special web objects application running this baby. Unless, a 3rd party can come up with a way to render this specifically in a small window using WebKit?
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 03:30 PM
 
thank you google. sherlock should incorporate this instead of mapquest.
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Feb 12, 2005, 02:42 PM
 
Originally posted by SSharon:
nice find, I like how you can use the arrow keys to move around. so much easier than jumping around with the clickable arrows on other maps.
Did you notice that you can drag the map to move it?

I just found google maps today, and it just blew me away. Google makes web applications more responsive than many native GUI apps!

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Feb 12, 2005, 03:18 PM
 
Originally posted by Mithras:
Try this search on it:
hateful fearmongers in Washington, DC

     
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Feb 12, 2005, 03:42 PM
 
Small world.
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Feb 12, 2005, 07:52 PM
 
Is this only maps of the US?? Or am I using this incorrectly?
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 08:32 PM
 
Originally posted by Mithras:
Try this search on it:
hateful fearmongers in Washington, DC


AHAHHAHAHAH

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Feb 12, 2005, 08:39 PM
 
Originally posted by PurpleGiant:
Is this only maps of the US?? Or am I using this incorrectly?
So far, it seems. I hope they'll add world wide maps soon!


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Feb 12, 2005, 11:06 PM
 
Now that's taking it to the next level.
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Feb 13, 2005, 12:59 AM
 
They actually have very detailed maps of Ontario, even remote areas. And I'm assuming the rest of Canada too, I'm just not sure what to look for.

I'm highly impressed with this
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 01:30 AM
 
where the h3ll is the more civilized Continent?!
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 01:55 AM
 
Yea, for now, use http://www.Map24.com This is another great map site, the best out there so far I think.

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Feb 13, 2005, 03:12 AM
 
Originally posted by nobitacu:
Yea, for now, use http://www.Map24.com This is another great map site, the best out there so far I think.

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They teamed up with Google to make maps.google.com...

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Feb 13, 2005, 07:46 AM
 
Originally posted by Mithras:
Try this search on it:
hateful fearmongers in Washington, DC

Yea Google is sooooo unbiased
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 11:35 AM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Yea Google is sooooo unbiased
why should they be?

I mean, of course they will say, "i dont know how that got in there" maybe a bug?"
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 12:56 PM
 
Actually, I don't think it is intentional. If you click "Did you mean hateful fear mongers?" (two words, not one), you get a few more locations, some on the opposite side of the political spectrum.

I think it just uses those terms to google locations in washington from their regular search engines and then plots them.
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 02:45 PM
 
Originally posted by tooki:
Did you notice that you can drag the map to move it?

I just found google maps today, and it just blew me away. Google makes web applications more responsive than many native GUI apps!

tooki
ya. you can double click on the map, and it centers under where you double clicked too.

this is sweet. i love google.
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 03:48 PM
 
Originally posted by nobitacu:
Yea, for now, use http://www.Map24.com This is another great map site, the best out there so far I think.

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Map24 is pretty nice! I used Mappy until now but I'm switching for this reason: there's this symbol at the exact place where I live and a mouseover showed my name and address
They show a select number of points of interest and I'm one of them. I feel so proud
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Feb 15, 2005, 05:58 PM
 
Map24 currently show a lot more detail (restaurants mostly) for my neighborhood, but they showed 2 streets incorrectly. You'd get lost if you tried to use the map.
Google's map was more bare-bones, but at least it got the streets right.
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Feb 15, 2005, 06:04 PM
 
Originally posted by Buckaroo:
I'll wait till they support Safari.
Your loss...
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 06:05 PM
 
Well they have Winnipeg, the Map is not ENTIRELY up to date but it's pretty good. It didn't find my street sadly, but it was on the map so I'm not sure what they're doing wrong. Or I did wrong... whatever, they did have an address On the street which worked out well.
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 06:18 PM
 
Originally posted by Superchicken:
Well they have Winnipeg, the Map is not ENTIRELY up to date but it's pretty good. It didn't find my street sadly, but it was on the map so I'm not sure what they're doing wrong. Or I did wrong... whatever, they did have an address On the street which worked out well.
Winnipeg is about as far north as they get with it. Calgary, for example, isn't on the map in full detail, though Lethbridge, ab is
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 06:38 PM
 
Crazy, I just visited a few states and places where I used to live and work... I had forgotten some details of streets I crossed and stuff that was around in relation to my destination.

Very cool... from Landery, WY to Arlington, VA, it got it right. I'm sold.
     
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Feb 25, 2005, 05:37 PM
 
Originally posted by mishap:
Safari isnt supported yet.
Safari support now implemented by Google.

http://maps.google.com/

Still north America only.
     
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Feb 25, 2005, 05:41 PM
 
Originally posted by TETENAL:
Safari support now implemented by Google.

http://maps.google.com/

Still north America only.
Only the bottom 2/3 of North America. Winnipeg, Manitoba is the furthest north major city.
     
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Feb 25, 2005, 09:03 PM
 
Originally posted by TETENAL:
Safari support now implemented by Google.

http://maps.google.com/

Still north America only.
Sweeet!
     
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Feb 25, 2005, 09:09 PM
 
excellent. Thanks.

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Feb 25, 2005, 09:29 PM
 
This is slick.
     
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Feb 25, 2005, 09:32 PM
 
Originally posted by tooki:
Did you notice that you can drag the map to move it?
I love this feature. I especially like the fact that even when you drag out of the rect, the map will still move.

I wonder if Safari 1.3 will significantly speed up the interface?
     
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Feb 25, 2005, 09:40 PM
 
It works quite nicely in Safari. Much smoother than in Firefox
     
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Feb 26, 2005, 12:45 AM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
I wonder if Safari 1.3 will significantly speed up the interface?
I'm sure Safari 2.0 will.

Hey, cool! My old home town.
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Feb 26, 2005, 08:37 AM
 
You know what's fun...

Zoom out maximum, and double click in some random place in America (with your eyes closed so you don't know where you clicked)./

Then zoom in to the knotch above the half-way knotch (7 down from the top).

And drag the map to your street, find your way home

It should take 5-15 minutes if you're bored enough to do it and have a little fun.
     
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Feb 26, 2005, 01:49 PM
 
Originally posted by TETENAL:
Safari support now implemented by Google.

http://maps.google.com/

Still north America only.
Sweet... Firefox back outta the dock!
     
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Feb 26, 2005, 02:54 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Yea Google is sooooo unbiased
If you noticed, when something like that results in an address, there's a link (in this case one at "typepad.com") and at least "500 more." Google uses its own search engine to let searches like "hateful fearmongers" result in something like this (when related to the company or address). Google remains unbiased while the websites its searches reach don't.

Anyways, Google Maps shows incredible promise; I love it.
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Mar 5, 2005, 03:48 AM
 
Originally posted by Wiskedjak:
Only the bottom 2/3 of North America. Winnipeg, Manitoba is the furthest north major city.
I have no knowledge about the geography of Canada, but it appears to be in Google maps.

The rest of the world is still missing.

ps:
Is it really true that the forests at the border between Canada and Alaska are differently deforested or is that an error in Google maps?
     
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Mar 5, 2005, 04:15 AM
 
Originally posted by TETENAL:
I have no knowledge about the geography of Canada, but it appears to be in Google maps.
Ya, the rest of Canada was filled in sometime this week. I've been waiting for maps of Edmonton and Calgary which were both just north of what was available.
     
   
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