Local startup “GoThere.sg”:http://gothere.sg/ provides a valuable service for people who travels, and especially for those who are clueless about places in Singapore. Basically the site gives you fast and accurate instructions to get from Point A to Point B, either by public transport or by car. And the “latest update”:http://blog.gothere.sg/2008/12/new-maps-features-and-more.html by them, push their value up a few notches!
Firstly new maps. These included updated routes like the KPE which Google Maps had yet to include which they were using previously. And to two-up Google (or double one-up), they also included a limited coverage of Google’s “Street View”:http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/ which have yet to “reach Singapore”:http://www.singeo.com.sg/?p=208.
They have improved driving directions, including new routes like the KPE, realtime information about the dreaded ERP (including the cost and locations), and you can even look into the future and see how much it’ll cost to drive at a future time.
If you need to cab, there is also a new section where it will tell you the best route and the estimated cost, including all the various surcharges!
Now all they need is to port all these new functions (especially driving directions) onto the “mobile version”:http://gothere.sg/m at http://gothere.sg/m for use on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
(via “Lucian’s twitter”:http://twitter.com/lucian/status/1037769911)