Everyscape.com beating Google at its mapping game!June 30th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by David M N James
Everyscape has begun taking web research a notch higher. The company which is headed by Jim Schoonmaker who has spent the last 17 years in the high technology industry, claims that it isn’t an online world but that it’s the world online.
Everyscpace .com is making the visual of the American landscape and picturesque go online. According to its official site, the company takes you from the streets to the sidewalks and through the doors of the world’s cities and towns. Letting businesses organizations and consumers build and share their world the way they see it
Everyscape, is a Massachusetts-based startup. It has recent past launched an online mapping service that allows users to not only explore a neighborhood but also to go inside shops and restaurants. This new technology helps users to navigate through neighborhoods and tourist sites. A special icon next to a building invites users to enter and have a look around.
According to their official website www.everyscape.com “While Google has focused their technology on building a better map, we wanted to do more and replicate the experience of actually being somewhere,”
The company employs the services of independent contractors recruited through its Web site. They are trained to operate specialized equipment and then assigned regions and are paid per mile to map. The company is hoping to get the locals involved in this service.
The opportunity offers $10 for every street mile a commission whenever a business has its interiors photographed. This is becoming such a powerful force against Google world mapping service.