Australians Need Maps -- Zoom Australia Delivers

Startup Beats Google Maps on its Home Turf from O'Reilly Radar notes that those living in Australia can't turn to Google Maps for directions, ironic since apparently most of the Google Maps team is based in Sydney. Into the void now comes ZoomIn, allowing you to get road maps in Google Maps style. No aerial views, however -- but Google Maps does have that. Here's one of my favorite places, the Sydney Opera House.

What about Yahoo? Extremely basic maps (forget getting directions) and very rough imagery. Windows Live Local? Forget the cool Bird's Eye images. They're worse than Yahoo.