A9 Launches Maps

Udi 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…

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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5 thoughts on “A9 Launches Maps”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 😉

  3. 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?

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