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Images: Yahoo Maps--a new world

Yahoo overhauls its mapping service with new features and also makes it easier for developers to use.
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main view

Yahoo Maps Beta begins with a map that is larger than previous versions and includes a collapsible mini-map with a shadow box that can easily be dragged around to shift the neighborhood displayed in the larger map.

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best margarita

You can type in a descriptive phrase such as "best margarita" and see locations of Mexican restaurants. Mousing over reveals the name.

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finding businesses

When you type in the name of the business or restaurant you are seeking, if available, it will be located on the map. Clicking on the number will reveal the address, phone number and customer rating.

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traffic

For your daily commute or other trips, Yahoo Maps Beta will highlight construction sites and report areas of traffic congestion.

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API

Yahoo is offering several new features for developers.

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gas

Need gas? Just hit a button on the lower right and choose your brand.

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