Tuesday, 6 June 2006

More New Zealand Street Maps

Someone wants an update.

A few days after my last post about New Zealand street maps Microsoft updated Windows Live Local to include New Zealand.

The Good: it includes address lookup and driving directions.

The Bad: most streets are missing from the maps; most streets that are there aren't labeled; address lookup is close, but far from perfect; the lines for driving directions don't match the roads; if it can't find the address it suggests locations that aren't in NZ even though NZ is specifically requested.

Despite all this it's still nice to know that New Zealand isn't being forgotten about.