Free map service for mobiles

Mobile phones, Websites

A free new mapping service has been launched for use by anyone with a multimedia phone or PDA with mobile Internet access. runs like other online mapping services such as those available from the AA and RAC, and though it currently covers Europe it has plans to extend worldwide in the near future.

Chris Wallett, UK managing director of Mapsolute, which owns Map24, said: “More and more people are using online maps for route planning and navigation, and for other uses such as finding venues. With Map24 Mobile, people can now use their mobile phones to plan their journeys and find extremely useful mapping content. It’s free, easy to use and extremely useful whilst you’re on the move.“

I’m can’t see any immediate benefit of using Map24 over other services, but an initial test shows that it works pretty well – so could be good if you’re mobile Net connected but without a sat-nav.

Andy Merrett
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