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A9 Launches Maps

By - August 16, 2005

A9MapsUdi and his team have formally tossed their hat into the mapping ring with A9 Maps. Udi has shown this at a few industry conferences, but now it’s live. It’s an interesting and pretty cool interface, you use a magnifying lens icon to scroll A9′s Block View on the right side of the page. Very You Are There. It breaks down when there are no Block View images – becomes a standard maps interface. But as usual for A9, it points out what’s possible and what might be coming….

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  • http://alexcastro.typepad.com Alex Castro

    I totally agree that A9′s new map service has great potential. Despite how cool the satellite view might be, it certainly isn’t very useful. I’m not interested in the top of a building. The street level view provided by Block View is way more useful. See http://alexcastro.typepad.com for my ongoing analysis of the different map services available.

  • http://www.bladam.com Adam

    I’m a bit puzzled, though… is this really new? I remember these features on A9 (perhaps in beta) literally months ago.

    Sorry if the “Hey, this isn’t new!” is really cliched, but oh well ;)

  • http://www.snap.com Jason Fields

    Just checked on A9.maps.com and its no longer available? bummer, i was looking for a storefront image online… oh well… was one of the coolest features on a maps site for me… Any news on when this happened?

  • Perrin

    a9 maps and “Block View” were pulled Sept 9, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A9.com)

  • http://www.tophatsolutions.ie tophatsolutions

    A9.maps.com is great for information about the A9′s new map service, great little article, thanks any other news about this please keep me posted

    thanks