Yahoo Maps Adds Drag And Drop Routing

Yahoo Maps added drag and drop customizable routing, among several other improvements to the site. There’s more discussion and explanation on the Yahoo Local & Maps blog. Google has a similar feature. Below are some screenshots of the new capability on Yahoo. Additional feature upgrades on Yahoo Maps include photos and reviews in Ajax pop-ups that appear when you mouse over individual business pushpins on the map.

Yahoo directions from San Francisco to Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale, CA:

Maps 1

And now the customized route, where you’ve dragged the original route off the 101 freeway and over to the 880:

Maps 2

A window in the lower right allows you to compare the two routes by time and distance, which is a nice feature.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Yahoo: Maps & Local


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