Lonely Planet Adds Guidebook Maps To Their Site
Published on April 21, 2009
I understand that they expanded and filled in where Google maps were missing, and I think that's a nice addition, but I still criticize the fact that the maps are still very small and hard to use, and I still don't like the fact that they don't offer the option to view the Lonely Planet maps from the guidebooks (with the key box).
Again, I think it's a nice start but it could still use improvement. I personally use LP on all my trips and will continue to do so, which is why I'd like to see the online site live up to the same standards as the print edition.
I think you've missed the point. They haven't just put pins on Google Maps, they have 'stretched' their guidebook maps with street names etc over the top of a Google map to fill in the details where Lonely Planet's map is better than Google's.
(click the + to zoom into the map further to see Lonely Planet's detail)
Versus Google's non existent map:
Pretty impressive if you ask me!
I just read on the Lonely Planet site a blog post about their new maps mashed up with Google's: