ALPSLAB Ryakuchizu (ALPSLAB 略地図) is a Flash powered sketch map generator. It generates a map which shows major crossings and guides to the objective while omitting unnecessary part from the original map.
It is strictly a beta, and not provided for real use. Usually I doubt this kind of beta services which lack real business commitment can obtain users and earn profit. Anyway it’s a very intersting technology, and worth introduction. It can be very useful service, if development continues.
Alps-sha is a map publisher with 70 years history. Originally it was not providing any web map service. After Alps-sha had declared chapter-11 and get bought by Yahoo Japan, Alps started its web service devision ‘ALPSLAB’ and released many web services.
- Type: private (100% subsidiary of Yahoo! Japan)
- Founded: 1936
- Employee: 203 (as of April 2007)