Finding street addresses has never been easier. This is good news if you are looking for someone. It’s bad news if you value your privacy.
Online search engine leader Google Inc. has unveiled a new feature that will enable its users to zoom in on homes and businesses using satellite images, an advance that may raise privacy concerns as well as intensify the competitive pressures on its rivals.
Google believes most people will like the convenience of generating a satellite image with a few clicks of a computer mouse. The company envisions people using the service as a way to scout a hotel’s proximity to the beach for a possible vacation or size up the neighborhood where an apartment is for rent.
Google’s free satellite maps initially will be limited to North America, with images covering roughly half the United States.
Here are our favorite Websites:
Yahoo! People Search
Offers white pages with email and phone number search options to help users find friends, colleagues, classmates, and more.
Lycos People Search
Find addresses and numbers by name and location.
AnyWho Directory Services
Featuring residential, business, and government white and yellow pages listings. From AT&T.
Directory email addresses, phone numbers, and area and zip codes.
Enter a 6 to 10 digit phone number and they’ll show you what words and phrases your phone number spells.
Ultimate White Pages
Search white pages directories without having to load graphics-heavy search pages. Combine this information with an online map and you will not only know where someone lives, you will know how to get there.
Interactive maps for cities and towns worldwide. Provides driving directions and a road trip planner.
Interactive city maps with point-to-point driving directions, city guides, and SmartView, which displays restaurants, parks, ATMs, and other local features.
Find addresses, businesses, and places, and get driving directions. Features detailed maps of North America and Europe.
Maps On Us
Provides customized maps and directions integrated with nationwide yellow pages to make route planning easy.
Provides maps, itineraries, and weather information.