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    Default Whatever happened to Streetdirectory.com?

    It's been down for several days now...

    Any alternatives?

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    yellowpages

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    Is that so...just used it yesterday
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    Read this

    I really dont know what is going on, but what I know is Streetdirectory.com will be sadly missed by those who depend on it.

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    Maybe its related to the suit that they lost recently.

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    tv news
    sla take action against ...

    about time too.

    .... was suing other users left and right
    but did they own the maps?
    sla was able to convince court that .... in fact copied sla's IP material

    can you imagine a company copies sla's IP maps and then have the gall to sue others for using stuff which in the first place was copied from sla by ....

    (copied complete with the intentionally planted mistakes)

    what, does ..... think they own Singapore's maps?

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    will the site be shutdown? if yes, any advice on where to find similar info (maps of buildings and road) in the web?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    How about www.can.com.sg?

    I've been using it for years ...

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    Just to share my view on the legal situation..

    If B copies work from A and uses it to make Product and C copies Product from A, C is still liable for copyright infringement of B's work, notwithstanding the fact that B copied it from A.

    Of course, B is liable to A for copyright infringement.

    Hence, an infringing material is still capable of being infringed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    tv news
    sla take action against ...

    about time too.

    .... was suing other users left and right
    but did they own the maps?
    sla was able to convince court that .... in fact copied sla's IP material

    can you imagine a company copies sla's IP maps and then have the gall to sue others for using stuff which in the first place was copied from sla by ....

    (copied complete with the intentionally planted mistakes)

    what, does ..... think they own Singapore's maps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    will the site be shutdown? if yes, any advice on where to find similar info (maps of buildings and road) in the web?
    try here
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    You can read up about it here - http://www.singaporelaw.sg/rss/judg/56399.html

    No really easy to use alternative at the moment (especially for working out what bus to catch from one place to another).

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    I'll really miss www.streetdirectory.com Having been using them for a long time already and find the site very useful with the driving directions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    I'll really miss www.streetdirectory.com Having been using them for a long time already and find the site very useful with the driving directions.
    time to get a navigator... mapking is good!
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    Galdor: Agree, while there are other map sites, the usefulness of finding places, identifying them on a map and options for travel method is really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    How about www.can.com.sg?

    I've been using it for years ...
    Doesn't open for me
    Come visit my Flickr :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddyks View Post
    Doesn't open for me
    Must use can-opener then can open a can mah.
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    http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2...ry_223413.html

    Quote Originally Posted by www.straitstimes.com
    Virtual Map shuts down street directory site after losing suit
    By Chua Hian Hou
    POPULAR online map StreetDirectory.com has shut down, after the company behind it, Virtual Map, lost its appeal against the Singapore Land Authority's (SLA) over copyright infringement last week.
    The SLA, which originally issued Virtual Map a licence for its maps of Singapore, sued the company in January 2007 for continuing to use the SLA maps even after the licence had expired.
    Virtual Map lost it case in the District Court, and was ordered to stop using the infringing materials. It appealed to the High Court, but lost again.
    The site was taken down two days ago, said Virtual Map's managing director Firdhaus Akbar, but the company is currently working with a set of replacement, non-infringing maps, and hopes to bring the site back online in 'about two days'.
    The are based on its own surveys, he said.
    The company also intends to appeal to the highest court, the Court of Appeal, to reverse the decision, he said.
    An audibly bitter Mr Ackbar, who was interviewed over the phone, said the privately-held company is calling a shareholders meeting either on Friday or Saturday to assess its position.
    The meeting will decide whether to continue to provide what he claimed were 'the best maps in Singapore', or quit the business here and 'focus our efforts elsewhere'.
    Virtual Map also offers online maps in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. Mr Ackbar said his company has spent 'millions' putting in value-added data like points-of-interest, on top of the maps SLA had provided. Alternative online maps are available at sites like the SLA's StreetMap and Show Nearby.
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    maps.google.com .

    Think streetdirectory.com got their just desserts in court.

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    I think the main problem with other maps is that they do not show the block layout and numbers.

    There's a street directory hardcopy called Mighty Minds Street Directory. Not sure affiliated with this online service or not.
    Their hardcopy comes with a softcopy on CDROM, u can view them on your computer screen or your PDA.


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    Thank goodness for Maps on the iPhone

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