Monday, July 12, 2004

Yahoo map SmartView

I just found out that Yahoo has this SmartView feature next to their map locations. This feature links the map's current location to Yahoo's yellow pages database to show nearby attraction or businesses. For example, I could see "all" the Chinese restaurants or hiking trails near my home. The results are of course not exhaustive, as I am sure Yahoo's database is far from complete - or perhaps intentionally so until some $$$ is exchanged. Nonetheless it is a good start at making the service integration more accessible.