How Quickly Google Maps Staked Its Claim In The Online Mapping Space
from the didn't-take-long-at-all dept
We were just talking about how the new interesting online mapping offerings seemed to come out of nowhere, and much of the credit for that has to go to Google -- who breathed new life into the space, since it launched Google Maps in early February of this year. Considering that Yahoo Maps and (AOL's) Mapquest had absolutely dominated the space for years, it's impressive in that in only six months, Google has managed to take 10% of the market. Yahoo Maps and Mapquest are still in the lead, but it certainly didn't take long at all for Google to carve out its own piece of the mapping pie.