The Internet is more than just a place to blog your own personal rants. It has also become the place for hard facts and information when you know how to find it. Problem is, there is just so much out there that it is becoming increasingly difficult to sift through the mud. The post on Wikipedia just a few days ago gets right to the point (although I have a personal hard-on for Wikipedia, the point is well taken).
But there is another field where people go online (almost exclusively) to get information. If you aren’t logging in to get an encyclopedic definition, you are probably getting directions to the airport, party restaurant etc.
But just like online encyclopedias you can’t just take the first site that comes up as the holy grail of online maps. There are tons of mapping services from Google to Mapquest and Yahoo. So what works best? Cartography, a blog dedicated to maps has just finished a 9 part series analyzing which mapping systems work the best under different circumstances. Enjoy and happy traveling.