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Windows Live Hotspot Locator is... Live!

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 26-Aug-2006 10:24

Another live.com application being released by Microsoft is the Windows Live Hotspot Locator. The information present here is not much different from what you get from other sites such as jiwire or even our own Geekzone Find Wi-Fi Hotspot page (data provided by HotSpotHeaven).

Actually the data returned by Microsoft's Windows Live Hotspost Locator is provided by jiwire.

The interesting thing is the complete integration with maps provided by Windows Local Live. The only problem is that all maps are wrong (at least for New Zealand). Take a look in the screenshot below and you will notice that the pushpin is pointing to an address at least six blocks away from the actual location.

But wait, there's more! It doesn't matter what location you select for Wellington, New Zealand, the map is the same. It's not a cache problem, because I tried the same on Firefox (yes, it runs on Firefox and really well!) and the maps were all the same.

Also, for New Zealand results you will see that Telecom New Zealand is listed as "iPass", while CafeNet gets its own label "CafeNet".

So, really, just another service adding to a bunch of well established providers out there... Sorry, but that's the truth.








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