Yahoo India has launched driving directions and community search on its existing Yahoo India maps. It is a user-friendly option for internet surfers to search locations. The maps offer landmarks and routes.
Yahoo claims that the new feature will allow users to search or directions between 179 cities, 4767 towns, and 226114 villages. Users can even search nearly about 3 million points of interest.
Moreover the new feature will understand the queries like “Gateway of India, Mumbai to CST Station, Mumbai” or even “Post Office near Eden Garden, Kolkata”.
According to Sharad Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo India, R&D, “At Yahoo! India R&D, we are constantly innovating to develop product and services that make the lives of our users easier. Driving directions & Community Search will make Yahoo! India maps more compelling and deepen our engagement with users.”
Surprisingly the Yahoo India maps also offer information regarding calculating distance and One Ways. Even the new feature will let users know about Auto Rickshaw fares in major cities.
Yahoo is offering a facility to send these Driving Directions to their mobile phones as an SMS. Users can pan and zoom the map and if they have any doubt, they can right click and ask for directions.
Yahoo has come up with simple and innovative way for Indians to locate their own destination with just click of the mouse. Users can now easily locate important places such as ATMs, Petrol Pumps, Restaurants etc.