I recently got a link to Paktive – a Google maps based land marking site. The portal basically lists all the important landmarks, parks, restaurants, services and businesses. Although we can find all these listings on Wikimapia but the site has gone a step ahead.
They have divided the cities (currently catering to Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi)into geographical zones and have also listed the important places in sidebars. This makes easy for an average Joe to find a particular landmark.
The site, overall, is a total flop. We need ventures like Naqsha and other routing portals and not semi rip-offs of Wikimapia.
Reasons for this ‘conclusion’ and how they can improve it
I reached that rather ‘acerbic’ conclusion because the site has practically nothing to offer as such. Wikimapia is a great place to search for landmarks and I found nothing extraordinary on this portal. Why go for this when you get ample info on other portals?
Having said that, they can still improve the outlook of this site. Street mapping or using pictures/descriptions about the places listed. Another way of expanding this site is to make it a city directory with maps, reviews and discussion boards – a full package. If they can do these updates and create some buzz then this portal can be a hit. What do you guys think?