Google debuted its mapping portal this week and entered the fray that will now spark much debate about who has the better mapping interface: MapQuest, Yahoo, Microsoft or Google. Directions has learned that Telcontar is powering the backend map server. Telcontar also counts Ask Jeeves as a customer as well.
The mapping display is fast, no doubt and the tiling that occurs during redraw is unusual if you’re used to looking at the other mapping portals. Check out the Google maps at http://maps.google.com