Yahoo! Maps copyright usage?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I was just wondering could I use a Yahoo! generated map on a business's site? I am not exactly sure on the specifics, but since Yahoo! put's copyright info on the maps....
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Post 3+ Months Ago

No, and you can't use Mapquest and a variety of others. However, if you pick up a copy of Microsoft's Streets & Trips program, they do give you limited permission to use theirs. It's a pretty slick program and also generates the HTML for you.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

are there any available online at all?
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There might be, but I had a really difficult time finding any. Streets & Trips came with my computer, so I lucked out. But I searched on line for several hours until I read the licensing agreement on Streets & Trips and realized I could use it.

It's not an expensive program and can save you time:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 05-5768859


Here's an example how the maps look.

http://alaron-nuclear.com/map_directions.asp
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You can post specific links:
http://www.mapquest.com/solutions/produ ... e=linkfree

For example, my work:
Mapquest Example

You could use a popup or something to keep it from linking off the site. Integrated solutions cost money, of course:
http://www.mapquest.com/solutions/produ ... onnectline

Yahoo has much the same thing.

Speaking of yahoo, this is in their ToU statement:


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A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE -- DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.


heh

Also, this:
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Without Yahoo!'s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the Yahoo! Marks.
(which were listed, at great lenth, above that statement

.c

//EDIT: Fixed the URL thing...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

um... I thought the URL thing was supposed to keep URLs from going long link that... did I use it wrong or something?
.c
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Post 3+ Months Ago

the url tags work like this:

Code: [ Select ]
[url=http....]Text[/url]
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm with ATNO on this, get the streets & trips. It cost next to nothing & has endless uses :D

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