Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Use the Google Maps Beta
> Well, maybe, if you are interested in maps of a certain country (United
> States of America) only and you don't mind requiring your users have
> maps; but requiring that, i.e. not providing a server-side fallback, is a
> design flaw.
> software report a suspected virus. I think I would wait at least for the
> production version even if I needed US maps. After all, "beta" means
> something given to the outside world to help a company debug its software,
> with absolutely no guarantee or even statement about any functionality or
> usefulness to users.
> Maporama, http://www.maporama.com , has been on the Net for quite some
> time, and it's worlwide, though with many areas rather coarsely covered.
> It's a bit difficult to create a link that points to a specific map with a
> specific point in the center, and the instructions in general are wanting,
> but here's a sample URL that points to a specific place:
I have mentioned all of these points in my recommendation this morning
MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.co.uk/) and StreetMap
(http://www.streetmap.co.uk/) are the ones I used until a few days ago.
With a strong browser, these are just too time-consuming.