After trading numerous blows with apartment mapping service PadMapper, popular classifieds site Craigslist has started to roll out its own “map view” of apartments listed on its site.
In June, Craigslist blocked PadMapper from scraping its apartment rental listings and placing them on top of Google Maps. Then in July, when PadMapper found a “legally kosher” way to access Craigslist postings using data collection service 3taps, Craiglist sued PadMapper and 3taps. Recently, 3taps countersued Craiglist “to save the Internet.”
Craigslist’s map view can be used in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Ann Arbor, MI. The service works decently well, although it can be a little buggy at times. We hope Craigslist expands the service to many other metropolitan areas shortly.
We’ve sent a note to Craigslist to find out more about the mapping service.
h/t The Next Web
Photo via Craigslist