Yahoo! Maps Beta does a reasonable job of ID-ing WiFi Hotspots
by Todd Ogasawara
Related link: http://maps.yahoo.com/beta/
Yahoo! has a beta version of its mapping site up at
A couple of things struck me about Yahoo!'s beta map site.
- If you are logged into to Yahoo (for email or some other service), the map shows your local area right away.
- Searching using the keyword hotspot presented a pretty good list of WiFi hotspots in the area.
- Hovering over an item found using a keyword results in a brief text information bubble.
Clicking on it reveals a full text description and the bubble appears much faster than a Google Maps text info bubble.
Overall, it looks like a pretty nice upgrade to Yahoo! Maps.
I wonder if it has an API to create map mashups like Google Maps?
Any other interesting finds in Yahoo! Maps beta?