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    Posted on March 1st, 2005 Lee Devlin No comments
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    I’ve been using on line maps and directions for some time. Mostly I have used either Mapquest or Mapblast, but recently I became aware of maps.google.com, which is technically still in beta, but I’ve found it to be much, much better than either Mapquest or Mapblast. For example, you can type in the 3 letter identifier for the airport and it recognizes it, something the others just have no clue how to do which is inexcusable since that is a universal need for getting directions. Here’s an example from Google Maps on how to get from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport (AVP) to my old house in Swoyersville. Also, there are no annoying advertisements (at least not yet :-) that take up 90% of the screen and make the printout go on for pages. The resulting map and directions will typically print out in one page.

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