Marvin_Hlavac - 10:13 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 3:14 am (utc) on Oct. 10, 2008]
A couple of weeks earlier, Google Maps switched to a less expensive map data provider. Navteq, a US based company, used to provide map data for the product. The new source for maps is a European based Teleatlas. American and Canadian users of Google Maps noticed the (disappointing) difference immediately. This may drive heavy users of online maps away from Google to other alternatives which do use Navteq.
[edited by: tedster at 3:14 am (utc) on Oct. 10, 2008]