Thursday, May 8, 2014

Melway street directory moves online

It is a sign of times - Australia's iconic printed street directory, the Melway, is now available online.

The first hardcopy edition of the Melway street directory of Melbourne was released in May 1966 – that is, 48 years ago! It is currently in its 41st edition and its 39th edition can now be viewed also online using Google Map's familiar mapping platform.

Melway Online retains the street directory's frame and grid information, it is therefore possible to use the same frame and grid numbers on both the new interactive map and the original paper editions of the map. It includes the Google’s search functionality, which means it is also possible to search for locations, businesses and places of interest.

Brisway maps are also available online and it appears that Sydway version is being prepared for launch but maps are not yet showing up.

First spotted on Google Maps Mania

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