ZDNET reported on a Hitwise survey conducted in July, 2005 that indicated Yahoo! Maps captured 41% of the users in the online mapping market (presumably in the American market only), followed by MapQuest at 33.4%. Relative newcomer (at the time) Google Maps captured less than 10% of the market and other online mapping services captured less than 5%. The statistics might have changed since then but are the most popular online mapping sites the best? A comparitive survey might be useful.
Seven online mapping services were considered. For an online mapping service to be considered, it had to provide
Each site was assessed by user interface, search capabilities, maps, and results. Over the next several days each of the above online mapping site will be reviewed.