How to Mashup Australia

In Online growth maps a future, reporter reporter Lara Sinclair at The Australian takes a look at mashups from a down-under perspective.

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have all released mapping tools for markets such as the US, but developers have had limited access to the tools needed to build mashups in Australia.

That will change in the next three months when directories business Sensis, which owns the popular Whereis.com mapping site, will open up its technology for consumer use.

Google is rumoured to be mapping Australia for completion by the middle of the year, while Ninemsn has released a beta version of its local search site MyLocal.ninemsn.com.au utilising Microsoft's map content.

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