Map wars – you are here: Yahoo! is rolling out a new map feature it says kicks Google’s (I made that part up). However, John Battelle does say Yahoo claims it has “higher resolution satellite images.” I’m checking it now to see if I can find my dog running around my back yard.
I’ll be impressed when one of them adds that feature that CTU used the other night to track Audrey Raines driving through the Sepulveda Pass. It works great unless your vector is locked out by a class one priority override.
Update: Apparently, Yahoo’s satellite is not passing over my Nashville neighborhood’s vector, or perhaps it is being locked out by a class one priority override, as I have a much clearer image of my patio grill via Google maps than via Yahoo (both are screen grabs of the closest zoom available to me).
Update II: Jeremy Zawodny had much
better results than me. Fortunately, I won’t be doing any air
sailing over my neighborhood.