We mentioned a while back that we had incorporated Google streetview for a couple of clients and our good friends at Earthware were kind enough to comment on JRA about mapping in general and I have taken the following as it is useful to note:
'... we [Earthware] have seen how agents have effectively used this technology on and offline and won industry awards as well as business as a result of it, and we're not the only ones who believe mapping is the next 'big thing'.
Trendwatching.com predicted at the start of the year that one of the top 10 defining consumer trends of 2009 will be ‘Mapmania’ (everything mapping related) and commented that a map interface is a universally familiar method of organizing, finding and tracking relevant information on objects, events and people (and property!). It really does look like mapping is set to be the expected norm on all property websites in the very near future...'
So more calls for agents to get their web sites organised.