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Faster Maps

We just udpated the code that renders location Maps so the initial loading would be even faster. uses many advanced technics and technologies to ensure extremely fast loading. However, the location Maps are actually served by Bing Maps and any page that shows a location Map is limited by the speed of Bing Maps Service.

Nevertheless, we have been looking for ways to tweak our side of the code to make the loading of Map as fast as possible. Careful reviews and re-writing of certain parts have made the initial loading of Maps much faster now.

The actual speed you experience will depend on the speed of your Internet connection, as well as the load on Bing Maps service at that time.

Next will be enhanced style based search.

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Nearby places and nearby Dojo

Three new features added.

  1. All City pages now display a list of nearby City and Towns, for conveniently browsing the neighborhood. Check out the page of Houston, for example.
  2. All Dojo now have a list of nearby Dojo on the right side of the page.
  3. All Counties have a list of top Cities in the county at the bottom of the page.