Google Maps or Mapquest for HK?

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    Google Maps or Mapquest for HK?

    Does anyone know if there is a HK equivalent of MapQuest or Google Maps? That'd be most useful.


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    Do any of those HK map sites have "plug ins" that let websites link to them and open up a specific spot on the map?

    For example, Google will let you link to the white house at THIS PAGE..


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    Kai -- unfortunately not.

    Ypmap has a function where you can email a link .. and then use that for a week or so to point to a location.


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    What about a map (application) that is accessible by mobile phone?
    Ypmap has a Windows CE/PoocketPC app, but I would prefer something browser-based/OS agnostic.
    Anybody know of anything?


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    Thanks KIA


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    HKG4Life : Take a look at this http://www2.mapking.com/en/EnglishInstallation.htm

    Not browser .. but might be a good alternative.


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    KIA: Thanks, interesting.
    But unfortunately not suitable for me: I am using a Symbian UIQ smartphone. Didn't think there would be a dedicated application (but would be delighted if there were!), so that's why I asked for a browser-based solution...
    Can anybody confimr whether their operator WAP/mobile internet offering has something along these lines? In Singapore (way back in the days of dial-up WP, before GPRS etc.) I used to get this from SingTel. In Hong Kong, 3 does not seem to have it and I don't recall Smartone, who I was with before, having had it either...