Travelling with Yahoo Driving Directions

Lost? Can’t find your way? Yahoo can help you with its online mapping service. This service is free and accessible for people who have internet connections and want to get where they’re going.

How to Get There

Accessing Yahoo’s mapping service is easy. All you have to do is go to its website: maps.yahoo.com. Once you’re on the site, you’re presented with an option to get a map and directions or to find a business on a map. A world map is also shown on the right side of the screen.  If you know the address, city and state of the place where you’re going to, all you have to do is enter in your starting location as point A and enter in your destination as point B. If you’re trying to find a business, then enter the name of the business that you’re looking for and it’s possible location. This feature may have limitations however since not all businesses are clearly defined.

Availability in Different Countries

The Yahoo driving directions services are available in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Most of the countries in Europe are also available in this feature. However, you may have to go to the European countries’ Yahoo sites to be able to access this feature. Language is not a problem since these sites can be translated into the English language. Yahoo and its affiliates have also come up with maps and driving directions for India, Korea, and Taiwan. If you’re looking for a location in some other country than you can use the map found on the right side of the screen and zoom in on that country. However, the views or the degree to which the country may be viewed as varies since not all countries are updated. The Yahoo online mapping site shows three different viewing options: map, hybrid and satellite views.

Services it offers

The Yahoo driving directions sites gives you directions from point A to point B. It also gives you the option of viewing reverse directions or round-trip directions.

Mobile and Email Access

You can also view Yahoo driving directions on your mobile phone. This can be done by sending the map or directions to your email or to your mobile phone. Once it’s on your phone, the map can be opened by the Yahoo! Go service which may come preinstalled in your cellular phone. If it’s not installed, you can download this feature since it’s free.