Monday, December 1, 2008

How you want to go to places without buying a map?

Now you want to hang out at new location, but you don't want to spend money buying maps. Buying a map can cost you and also, it is outdated. You might have to buy a new version of your map every year. It's costly! Below is the explaination on how can you reach your destinations without buying a map.



What you need to do if you want to go to places without buying a map. Here are the Five steps on how can you go to places without buying a map:

1) You have internet connection
2) You have either Internet Explorer or Mozilla firefox or Google Chrome
3) You access this website : http://wikimapia.org/
4) Once in this site,you can navigate by zooming/scrolling in and out of the site
5) or you can just type out any destination and let the site give suggestion destinations
for you to choose. (ie i tried to search for cineleisure damansara and click Cathay Cineleisure
Damansara)
6) And voila, i can get the exact location of this destination .


Comments:
Pro
It is easy to use this website. You can try to zoom in and out this site (precisely the map) once you get the exact location on the map. And i've tried and tested it before.

Con
Not all the destinations are included in this website. You would be lucky if you 'kampungs' are located in this site.


Rating:
7.6 - A helpful tool if you are trying to get the location of destinations in major cities or atleast big towns in your countries. Plus it is free and you can add your own location inside the map (ie promoting your business premises free of charge). May be you can put remark on the map bout your own building for other to find out bout it.

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3 comments:

inbam said...

maps.google.com is better :-)

iCalvyn.com said...

i wonder wikimapia.com and wikimapia.org are the same?

I have browse over my kampung, the map seen like very outdate, even the basketcall court behind my house build 4 year ago, the map still does not exist.

wan said...

WikiMapia is an online map that combines Google Maps with a wiki system which allowing users to add information. Created by Alexandre Koriakine and Evgeniy Saveliev

Google Maps is a free web mapping service application and technology provided by Google.

For kampung, it is bit outdated. Plus, this is not a malaysian site. That's the reason why, Malaysians map is not a priority for web developer to update. sigh!

However, it's getting better and better for malaysian map's detail from my observation.