Yahoo! Maps updated: Gets new data and functionality

Yahoo! Maps has announced an update 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, […]

Yahoo! Maps has announced an update 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 neighborhoods 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

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