Lots of updates to Yahoo Maps

Yahoo Maps screenshotYahoo has been pretty quiet lately about their Maps, compared to Google and Microsoft.  Today they finally have some news.

As reported by Search Engine Land and posted on the Yahoo Local & Maps Blog, here is what has been added:

  • 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 neighborhood 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

Nothing too exciting in there, but it’s pretty nice update nonetheless.

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