Finally Yahoo has come up with something to take on the mapping market in India with their Yahoo Maps India. Now comparing the maps of Google, this is pretty much outdated. Moreover my IE7 browser doesnt respond when I move places or perform zoomin/zoomout. Now that doesnt happen in Google maps. Now Yahoo only has to compete with Google for the timebeing. But what would happen when Microsoft Live maps comes out with their maps. For those of you who are not aware of it, Microsoft together with Govt Of India is carrying out this task at Microsoft Research. What everyone like about Live maps is the birds eye view which is not there even in Google maps. Yahoo maps doesnt even have a direction feature which is there in MapMyIndia. Frankly speaking, I would never consult yahoo maps over mapmyIndia for directions. So unless Yahoo does something to improve their mapping with some cool features like bird view or directions, I dont have a clue how this plan is going to take off.
Yahoo India Maps1 05 2007