For a long time I used google maps over the local provider, WhereiS (a Telstra/Sensis product). Even though google maps had less local content, WhereiS was so 1999 in its web design that it was unusable. Basic dragging of the maps which is now a staple of so many online map providers, was one of the basic missing pieces of functionality.
But recently they have updated their online maps, which can now be accessed as a Beta version.
While this is a good thing for local and businesses and content, in the time they took to bring this to market, google have already bought their Australian content “up to speed”. Is this too little too late from Sensis – or will the existing users who used the YellowPages and WhereiS content be happy for the improvement?
Try WhereiS maps BETA and judge for yourself.