What is your "go to" for on-line maps?
For many of us it may be Google maps.
They aren't the only choice.
The information that the first URL brings you to is a bit dated, though.
Then Google. Apple Maps will be after that. The thing I like about Apple Maps is the Find My Car feature. Especially in big parking lots. I don’t need to drop a pin because it does it automatically. It makes finding your car a whole lot easier!
While I most frequently use maps.google.com, I also use Google Earth (it offers different controls and features) and Bing.
In fairness, my usual reason for going to Bing is not for maps but for overhead photography (which differs from that on the Google offerings).
The information [here] is a bit dated, though [since there's a banner headline over the article suggesting it hasn't been updated since 2018].
Actually the list of mapping services and information about them is probably not out-of-date. If you look here at the history of that particular Wikipedia article:
...you'll see it's been edited and/or updated about 50 times since 2018. I love Wikipedia overall, but one of its quirks is that complaints like this one can be slapped on top of an article by somebody who never comes back to see if the complaint has been addressed, so often it's the complaint itself that's out-of-date, because nobody has bothered to remove it. I don't really know how current the data in that Wikipedia article are, but I'd guess pretty good.
Anyway on my PC, I too go first to either Bing or Google Maps. On my iOS devices, I generally start with the default Apple Maps.
Google maps. I like the real time construction and accident reports that are factored into your route generation.
But then I have never tried Bing or Apple maps. That would confuse me.
In my cars I use my Garmin 3597 instead of the built in nav system. It is more reliable and doesn't warn me it doesn't know my mtn house road and that I will be driving OFF ROAD. Really! The road has been there forever and is paved. What more does it want?
I did another comparison this afternoon. There is a Menard's store near me and a construction project along one of the routes. I compared Garmin, Google, OpenStreetMap and Waze.
My Garmin with traffic enabled did not detect the construction. Neither did Google Maps, MapQuest or OpenStreetMap. Waze does show the construction project. It is at Diamond Path W and 140th St W/Connemara Trl.
Should I be looking at some other web map services to compare?
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