Monday, November 6, 2006

Live Map Search more accurate than Google maps

This morning I decided to look up where my wife and I need to vote tomorrow.  We recently moved and had to call the county clerk to determine the correct polling place.  Punching the address into Google maps, I noticed something odd.  The area pointed to can't be place to vote.  Instead, it's a small pasture where horses graze.  I know because it's right down the road from my house.  Here's the image with the arrow:

 

Trying this in Microsoft's Live Local map server, I got the following image.  Notice how the pushpin is on the other side of Roy Cole Rd.  This is correct.  The area pointed to by the pushpin above is a firehall and the place where we will be voting.  I'm not saying that Microsoft's maps are always more

 

I'm quite certain others can find many examples where Google Maps are more accurate but after this little test I just might be more likely to use Live Maps in the future.

61 comments:

  1. Hi i'm Ashish form jalna(maharashtra).India.

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  2. nice post, thank you for sharing :)

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  3. yep, i like live map. it's more accurate

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    To no one’s surprise, the analyst found that Google Maps is the de facto leader in the space, while its rivals, Yahoo Maps, MapQuest, and Live Search Maps have slipped well behind Google. According to the analyst, much of Google’s success is due to the fact that its competitors simply don’t have what it takes to keep pace.


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    "Live Search Maps for India will allow users to search for geographical information, places of general interest and business listings both on the PC and so on.

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  8. how accurate is local live map?

    thanks,

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  10. no way live maps is not even on the same page as google maps. I dont know why you even made this post!

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    Reggie! I see no maps at all. Is it my shortcoming or Yours?

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  13. So, I have worked with mostly the easier features of google maps but now want to do more. Basically My goal is to create a travel blog where my friends can comment on trips I post and see the trips using either google maps or earth. I'll work out the blog side of it and may have to recreate my map later. Currently I'm tinkering with the map and what I can do with it.

    I like the 3D aspect of earth over maps but have seen the option of "view in earth" from maps and vis versa which never really works when I try it.

    For the map, I want to have it "fly" from point to point, stopping at pictures (which, I've seen can be viewed upright like a billboard and would like to know how to do this).

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  14. Yahoo's straight-talking CEO Carol Bartz said Tuesday she prefers Google Maps to Yahoo Maps, and disclosed that she told Steve Ballmer that any future negotiations between Yahoo and Microsoft must remain strictly confidential.

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  15. A beta version of the new Yahoo Maps is out. Not only is it good looking, it’s feature rich!

    It’s built with Flash and Ajax (I believe) and has all the pretty map images that Google Maps has and it has the ability to zoom in and out and drag around without reloading the page. But wait there is more! Yahoo Maps Beta can add traffic information, speed and road construction details. It ties directly into Yahoo Local to show you where business’ are. Has a great mini map in the upper right so that you can zoom around much faster. Yahoo even enables you to rollover parts of directions and the road highlights on the map.

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  16. what a great info, thank you.

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  17. Microsoft's Windows Live Search for Mobiles just went live last night, and we took it for a spin, comparing it to Google Maps for Mobile, which has traffic, maps local business searches and directions as well.

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  18. I've never used yahoo maps so I decided to just now give it a try. First of all, at first glance, it kicks Mapquest's ass. You can see the map, and you can zoom with the scroll wheel. Awesome!

    First glance, it sucks compared to Google Maps because it scrolls in the center of the map, not where your cursor is. Also, it's a lot slower.


    Didn't take much more time to dig into it.

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  30. For the longest time Google Maps and Windows Live Search have been clashing for title of best map software. In my experience both have been very useful tools in my everyday life.

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    Sorry, privacy-minded U.K. citizens: Google Street View is expanding even further into your backyard. The company's photography-based map imaging service has defeated several lawsuits in England and is now looking to expand its coverage--to footpaths.

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  33. live mobile search is better than maps,because maps are not modified from a long time,& you get an old map & what you searching new things in that ,so you find nothing because there is no update in that map,so mobiles search is better than this in all aspects

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  35. well this proves even google earth can be full of mistakes sometimes,

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    Google are not updated for long. There are many places which have been established and the map shows old pictures. Live map search is better, as it shows the latest images.

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  37. trusting too much can also be harmful , even if you are trusting a brand name like Google, it can misguide you . the author was in the same condition after referring the Google maps.

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    While reading this article, i searched on google for "live map search". I tried to get directions for several destinations. It was a perfect search with guidelines to reach the destination. It is very much helpful to indians too, as live map search has been setup in India too.

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  40. are you saying that google maps were wrong or the person who gave you thee link was mistaken.. i am very confused about it ,i think the second one is more possoble.

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  41. wow i think ,, google was always perfect ,, i still think that the info provided to the writer was wrong .

    its still not going down ,, google wrong??

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    You know, you can now import KML files into Live Maps. KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, and it was invented by Keyhole, the acquired startup behind Google Earth that is now part of Google. KML has become a standard for describing maps hosted on the Web.
    What this means, though, is that Live Maps can now drink Google’s milkshake. Because all the customized maps that people have made and share on Google Maps can be grabbed as a KML file. So now Microsoft can benefit from all that work done by Google Map users by simply slurping all of those maps into Live Maps.

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    oh oh you are not saying that google is wrong are you , well i guess the person who said you to go and vote in that polling station was providing you the wrong info .

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    The area pointed to can't be place to vote. Instead, it's a small pasture where horses graze. I know because it's right down the road from my house. Here's the image with the arrow:

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    Notice how the pushpin is on the other side of Roy Cole Rd. This is correct. The area pointed to by the pushpin above is a firehall and the place where we will be voting. I'm not saying that Microsoft's maps are always more

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  48. I know, The best thing you can do when you have no knowledge of where to go or how to reach a place, is to consult these live maps, I have done that so many times. It makes your task easy.

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    Notice how the pushpin is on the other side of Roy Cole Rd. This is correct. The area pointed to by the pushpin above is a firehall and the place where we will be voting. I'm not saying that Microsoft's maps are always more.

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