I’m somewhat puzzled as to why Microsoft is happy to show us previews of changes to Live Search Maps, but they’re still weeks away from launching them. I guess they’ve watched Steve Jobs expertly create buzz for Apple and thought we’d all get just as worked-up about some maps.
Well, if you’re the kind that gets pumped thinking about online maps, I have some eye-candy for you!
1. Compress the directions you don’t actually need. If you already know how to get out of your sub-division, you can minimize that part of the directions.
2. MSFT adds features to avoid bad traffic.
3. Holding a dinner party? Your guests can get directions from North, South, East, and…erm, what’s the other one?
Of course, if you can’t wait, you can always use Google Maps, which already has many of these features.