Category Archives: city guides

Top trends and predictions for satellite navigation

Yesterday, I wrote about my experiences with various types of satellite navigation. Here are some of the major trends in the space and my predictions for what we can expect to see in the next three years. Trends that will … Continue reading

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World Explorer: A new way to look at the world

The folks at Yahoo! Research have used flickr’s APIs to create a new way to look at the world. The TagMaps take tags from flickr and plot them on Yahoo! maps. The current implementation is slow and the display of … Continue reading

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Following local search to nowhere

One of the big frustrations I have with local search is that the data is often old. With many sites, the information can be 18 months old. More than once I’ve driven to businesses that were no longer in business. … Continue reading

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Local search – making people think like computers

Quick, what’s the ZIP code for Georgetown? How about Clarendon? Unless you live in one of these areas, chances are you don’t know. I might as well have asked you for the longitude and latitude. Yet almost every local search … Continue reading

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Local reviews and credit cards

Various Internet companies, including Yahoo! Local, CitySearch, AOL CityGuide, have been promising to be the uber-provider of local ratings and reviews for more than a decade. To date. there isn’t a solid source for comprehensive, credible reviews. There are a … Continue reading

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