07 Sep 2005

google maps for china

playing with the new google local china -- it appears that a google maps china is in the works. they seem to be partnering with a company called mapabc.com, and they have pretty accurate street maps for at least beijing, shanghai (上海) and shenzhen(深圳). (NOTE: doesn't work in safari, use firefox and ie only)

here's a sample search for cafes in shenzhen. unfortunately, they don't have anything into hong kong (even though that is a part of china). on the map below, that railway is supposed to lead into hong kong, but all there is is a blank canvas.

nope, hong kong does not have any roads

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