Finally innovation in maps

Finally innovation in maps

The beta of Yahoo! Maps is great. It has the #1 feature I’ve been looking for in driving directions, intermediate stops.

Now I can actually plan whole trips and even set it up to go around roads I don’t care to drive on and still get an estimated time for the whole trip and all the directions on a single page. I’m not that happy about using flash to do it, but at least they are generating urls in the location bar to get me back to the map. Other things it has that I like include Traffic and Send to Phone. Why Google decided that satellite maps, something Yahoo had and threw away last year as nearly worthless, was innovation is beyond me. Let’s instead focus on getting people from one place to another.