Map Mixer from Yahoo!

Yahoo! has a new service called Map Mixer. You can upload an image of a map of just about anything and overlay this onto a Yahoo! map. There is then an opacity control to show more or less of the uploaded map. This ultimately allows people to tie their local areas and local mapping needs into a broader context.

For example, see the map of University of Southern California. This has far more detail of the campus than a normal Yahoo! map would ever show, but now you can also see how to get to the campus and where it’s located geographically.

You can also show a satellite image for the background map. This is particularly interesting, and it could be great for hiking maps and such. Very simple idea, but also very cool.

About Jim Kalbach

Head of Customer Experience at MURAL

One comment

  1. Thx a lot for this advice – a very important & interesting service – I see a lot of practical and added values – I’m dying to know what will happen with this service.
    … and thank you for this interesting blog ___ cu holger

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