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Yahoo! offers links to Indian cities, maps

india Updated: Apr 25, 2007 21:24 IST

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Yahoo! India, the leading search engine-cum-web services provider, Wednesday launched two new links to browse 20 Indian cities and access maps.

The innovative next generation Web 2.0 mashup applications were designed and developed in India by the company's wholly owned Indian subsidiary - Yahoo! Software Development Services Ltd, here.

The first link, which can be accessed by users at http://in.ourcity.yahoo.com provides an updated perspective of a city as seen and experienced by people. Users can use the link to explore photos, videos, events, news, weather and share them with others.

"The product aggregates both editorial and user generated content. Currently, we are covering 20 cities across the country, including tier-one cities such as Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai with a differentiated offering and tier-two cities such as Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Madurai, Chandigarh and Jaipur," Yahoo! India managing director George Zacharias told reporters here at a preview of the products.

Similarly, Yahoo! India maps beta - http://in.maps.yahoo.com - provides street level search functionality with street maps, satellite map and hybrid maps. Users can search over 170 cities, 4,785 towns and 220,000 villages across the country.

Details of street name, locality, city and district can be found with other services such as hospitals, chemists, hotels, ATMs, etc. The map data is being provided by CE Infosystems and is complaint with the Indian government regulations.

"We innovate to enhance the end-user experience. The emergence of Web 2.0 and user generated content offers our netizens a unique local offering," said Zacharias.