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Some interesting numbers out of Internet research thinktank, ComScore media metrix …

More than 65 million people, or 38 percent of the total internet audience, used Map sites in March 2006 – not sure what is defined as a “map site” given that there are thousands of IMS websites out there serving up online GIS applications. Of note, aApplications that package mapping with social networking like Frapr.com have made a splash… made a splash in March with 1.1 million visitors – For fun, see this GISuser Frapr developed for fun a while back.. feel free to join the Frapr

Top 10 Map Sites by Unique Visitor

March 2006 vs. March 2005

Total U.S. – Home, Work and University Locations

Unique Visitors (000) Mar-05 Mar-06 % Change

Total Internet : Total Audience 164,263 171,421 4%

Maps 54,769 65,131 19%

Mapquest 41,691 46,433 11%

Yahoo! Maps 19,779 19,976 1%

Google Local N/A 19,090 N/A

RANDMCNALLY.COM 1,093 1,732 58%

MSN MapPoint 3,671 1,345 -63%

TRAFFIC.COM 223 1,106 396%

FRAPPR.COM N/A 1,069 N/A

MAPS.COM 770 831 8%

WORLDATLAS.COM 415 732 76%

HOMETOWNLOCATOR.COM 754 626 -17%

Source: comScore Media Metrix – See http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/9054.asp – Note: Adena over at APB led me to read up a bit more on this topic (thanks for the tip!)…

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