World Maps, Maps on the Internet

If you're in an unfamiliar city, whether it be a vacation, travel or trip, the first thing you need to figure out how to get to the hotel or meeting place, where you can eat cheaply, what attractions to visit and how to reach them.

In this case it is necessary to get a good guide, or use one of the map Web-services. Fortunately there are a lot of them now, and in contrast to the same Google Earth generated by their traffic is much less.


MapQuest is one of the oldest online map services. That he has repeatedly helped the author to travel. And although the site is clearly focused on the people in the US and Canada, there are detailed maps (with details of up to 70 m / cm) of almost all European countries. Unfortunately, Ukraine is one of the favorite is not included, there is only Zoom Level 7 -.. That is, only to the city level, but not the individual streets and houses.

Function Drive Direction works too far from each country. But all the parts of the route are equipped with separate detailed maps and clear descriptions. They can be printed, emailed, downloaded to PDA. In general, support for mobile phones, PDA and GPS-device is given a lot of attention. But then, as organized search for nearby hotels, shopping malls and so on. E., We did not like, especially since they do not appear on the map. The speed of processing queries on MapQuest impressive.


Too long been a functioning Web-mapping service, but European. The scale of the developed countries of Europe card is pretty good - 50 m / cm, but for Ukraine and its neighbors resolution is limited to 500 m / cm. Unlike most other card services on Multimap not vector and bitmap, t. E., They are loaded a little longer, and by parts. For areas with a resolution of 50 m / see implemented to search the streets, displayed hotels, attractions etc.

Travel Directions traditionally only works in some countries. Land route maps are provided, and even counter travel time. You can choose the fastest and shortest path. Not bad implemented information on nearby hotels, room reservation and booking air tickets. There are mobile versions of the service, as well as additional options - find the full address, the purchase of souvenirs and historic photographs.

Ukrainska Kartografichna Merezha

Service "Ukrainian Cartographic web" of Virtual Net GIS to be the most interesting, since this resource is the most detailed maps of all regions of our country. Most of the cards placed in UAnete are clones and client applications

On the server presented maps of all 24 regions of Ukraine and the Republic of Crimea on a scale of 200-500 m / cm, and 27 cities, data on another 10 cities to appear in the near future. Detailing strikes. For example, for Kiev resolution is 25 m / cm, and for Kaneva - 10 m / cm! Naturally, there is the numbering of houses, displayed medical facilities, schools, kindergartens, ZhEKi, administrative buildings, mail, etc., etc. The search is available in three languages ​​-.... Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Claims cause not too impressive speed query processing, especially in Kiev, and some mistakes when searching for information. In addition, there is no way to get directions, detailed maps of interchanges, information about hotels and other services. Nevertheless, this is the best Ukrainian server of this kind, and we look forward to its further development.


One of the best maps of new generation services made by AJAX technology. The website contains a stunning interactive maps in most regions of Europe, USA, Australia and Brazil, while the number of countries is constantly growing. As with Google Map, you can display normal, satellite and hybrid maps. There is a search for restaurants, hotels, cultural institutions, gas stations and so on. D. And many of them are equipped with interactive prompts from the phone and schedule of work (unfortunately, for Ukraine, this function is not implemented).

But the most impressive Map24 3D-function. For example, the possibility of tilting the map view and a perspective view of the terrain. When planning a trip you will not only be given clear instructions, but also allow to fly the whole route in 3D (!), Which greatly facilitates orientation in the locality. Management, scaling and moving here intuitive. Convenient and deployment of the map window to full screen. Since before our AJAX-service, speed of reaction and its interactivity applications are staggering.

As for Ukraine, then there is only detailed map of Kiev, unfortunately, no additional facilities. In addition, search for streets hampered by the somewhat strange transliteration of Ukrainian names.

World maps

This service is similar to, only focused primarily on Russia. Selection of a different card eclecticism. So, along with detailed interactive Moscow plans, St. Petersburg and other large Russian cities there are separate North Korea map, South Korea, Chechnya, Afghanistan, the ski resorts of the Alps, the Mediterranean resorts, Kuwait and for some reason, even maps the distribution of votes in the presidential elections, the number of crime, population density, an interactive atlas of the world with the help of information and so on. d.

For Moscow and St. Petersburg have the ability to display multiple layers, containing information about the location of passport offices, embassies, pharmacies, night clubs, food markets, internet service providers and many others (more than 30 types of institutions). The main claim to the "World card" - awful small window cards and surprisingly uncomfortable navigation.

Subway Navigator

If the visitors manage to get lost in the Kiev subway, there are only three lines, to say nothing of the orientation in the underground of Paris, London or Tokyo. Subway Navigator will help you. This site contains interactive diagrams subways several hundred cities in the world. It is possible, by setting the station of departure and destination, estimated time to obtain the path and the exact clue where to make transplants. The author has repeatedly used this resource - it helps.

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