Kings of the Road: Google Maps and MapQuest (PCWorld)

By Steve Bass

September 13, 2007 -- At the web's best mapping sites, driving directions are just the beginning.

When I think of mapping sites, I think Google. So it's too bad that the service's interface is so cluttered, especially compared with the clean interfaces of the other top mapping sites I visited.

One of the best things about Google Maps is that it lets you dynamically change the route of a trip: Start a route with a mouse click, choose the start and end locations, and then just drag a section of the route and drop it elsewhere on the map. In a flash, the directions on the map change--as do the written directions. That's a great feature for rerouting if you should discover a backup on your route (and you will, trust me) by clicking the Traffic button.


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