Directions at DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo now offers maps and directions in a very handy, and meta, way to local services. It is described in the DDG blog post  Directions! with an example from the US. This works in Canada (in Toronto), although Apple Maps is not one of the map choices  –  Bing, Google, Here, and OpenStreetMap. Select the service you prefer and carry on. OpenStreetMap doesn’t have a public transit .

In running the query it can help to include directions! ( although not essential). This search feature is mostly for restaurants. It worked for Queen’s Park, the legislature for Ontario, but not for Art Gallery of Ontario.

DuckDuckGo screenshot of search for Paramount restaurant in Toronto

DuckDuckGo shows maps and directions

ntario or Archives of Ontario.  This limitation seemed true in US cities too.

 

Yahoo drops products

Yahoo announced changes in product offerings while stating that “we continue to focus on our key product pillars: search, communications and digital content”.

Q2 2015 Progress Report On Our Product Prioritization, Yahoo Tumblr (Jun 4 )

  • closing Yahoo Maps site;
  • shutting down some regional properties – Canada loses Yahoo Music, Yahoo TV
  • ending Yahoo Pipes used by developers for mashing together data

Maps of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s.

For history buffs of England and Wales – brought to you by National Library of Scotland.

Reference: The National Library of Scotland Now Offers Free Online Access to Historic Maps Covering all of England and Wales, Gary Price, infodocket (Mar 25)

Get the Ordnance Survey Maps at http://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/

Ordnance Survey Map – Matlock Bridge. From National Library of Scotland