Google recently launched Google Maps Malaysia, a localised version of Google Maps for this Southeast Asian country. It therefore seems an opportune time to have a quick look at some of the Google Maps mashups coming out of the country.
iProperty.com has a number of real estate sites for Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and the Philippines. The company claims that its dedicated Malaysia website is the most visited property and real estate website, with the largest online database of properties for sale and rent in the country.
The site uses Google Maps to display the locations of properties for sale and as a means to browse its large database of available properties. It is possible to search for properties on the map by location, price and property type. The site also includes the option to download the location details of properties to a GPS unit, which should prove invaluable when users are ready to visit their selected properties.
P1 are providers of wireless broadband in Malaysia. The company provide a Google Maps mashup that shows customers where connectivity is available.
It is possible to enter any address into the map and the areas with connectivity are shaded in green. Also shown on the map are the locations of shops where you can buy P1 Wimax. Each shop displayed on the map comes with a get directions link which, when clicked, will display driving directions to the shop from the location you entered into the search box.
The official tourism website for Malaysia has produced a Google Map to showcase the delights of the country. It is possible to search the map by location and it is also possible to select the category of results you wish to see displayed on the map.
The available categories are Landmarks, Interesting Places, Shopping, Culture & Heritage and Parks. Each category comes with its own design of map marker. It is therefore possible to differentiate easily between the different types of search result on the map.
Listed below the map are a number of the more popular tourist destinations in each area. This means it is possible to quickly locate on the map the places that you most likely wish to visit.
Mapdoo allows users to search for places in Malaysia. It is possible to search Mapdoo for streets, places and businesses in Malaysia.
Anyone can use Mapdoo for free and you can even add your own business to Mapdoo's listings. The map has thousands of businesses listed and it is possible to search this huge database of mapped locations either via a search box or by selecting the type of business from a range of options.