Yahoo Moves to New Map Platform

Yahoo Maps screenshot Yahoo moved its maps to a new platform today, IDG News Service reports: “[W]ith the new platform, developed in-house, Yahoo Maps will perform better, offer more precise results and make backend upgrades easier to implement, Yahoo said. … The new platform will not disrupt the mapping service’s existing APIs (application programming interfaces) nor will third-party applications built using them require retooling, said Jeremy Kreitler, director of product management for Yahoo Maps.” The maps themselves, however, look quite different. Possibly better. Via All Points Blog.

Update, 3:05 PM: Yahoo outlines the improvements. See also Dan Catt’s take.