According to a Wired story A9’s street-level picturing exercise seems to be creating value for users.
They also offer context. Caro-Brice thinks users will end up using A9.com for apartment hunting, for example, and for locating desirable neighborhoods and green spaces. Also, users would never again fret over booking their elderly relatives into a motel adjacent to a dive bar. No mapping tool can yet provide this kind of consumer intelligence. [Wired News: Riding With the Urban Mappers]
According to the story, A9 has already photo-mapped 20 major American cities (with a bank of 30 million images), and has storefront images for 1 million of the 14 million small businesses in the United States.
Ohio is not yet in the mix! An additional use is showing people where you have been after you get back ….
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