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Virtual Outdoor Adventures Google Comparison
Virtual Outdoor Adventures Google Comparison

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Virtual Outdoor Adventures - Google Comparison

Virtual Outdoor Adventures is not a Google competitor (that would be dumb!). Our capabilities are best described as additions to what Google can offer. The following table demonstrates some of the key differences between Virtual Outdoor Adventures and Google:


 
Google
VOA
Independently verified / moderated information with assured quality
N
Y
High resolution photos accurately indexed to locations
N
Y
360-degree panoramas and partial panoramas with directional reference (compass)
N
Y
No limit on zoom and detail
N
Y
Detailed, context sensitive textual descriptions
N
Y
Product can be used offline
N
Y
Look and Feel of User Interface customizable to match a customer’s own branding
N
Y
Focus on looking from the ground up rather than outer space downwards
N
Y
Printable Navigational Grade Maps with Hiking Trails, Contours and other Ground Features
N
Y
Virtually navigable hiking trails with user-defined trip planner reports (with GPS)
N
Y
Easy maintenance of map elements (businesses, hotspots etc)
N
Y
Innovative use of Vector Tiles to give unparalleled Map Quality for a given bandwidth
N
Y
Ability to include Advertisements from sources other than Google Ads
N
Y
Information pops up without the need to click on a Map Icon/Hotspot
N
Y
Easy to use thumbnail based Search Engine
N
Y
Search Engine with irrelevant and superfluous results filtered out
N
Y
High level of Map Icon categorization with individual on/off control for categories
N
Y
Businesses and facilities placed in correct positions relative to roads & junctions
N
Y
All Map Icons in a particular area can be displayed at once
N
Y
Map print capability
Y
Y
Incorporation of Video Clips into Map Popups
Y
Y
Ability to send a link of a particular map view or location
Y
Y
Road trip planning tools
Y
N
Transit Trip Planning Tools
Y
N
Directly linked into Google’s world-wide database
Y
N
Satellite Imagery
Y
N
Note: Bottom 4 functions can be made to be directly accessible from VOA products