Goodbye MapNTL.com – Welcome LagosLocation. Now You Can Find That Location in Lagos Easily.

We ran a post few weeks ago and asked for MapNTL. The team responded yesterday in a well and highly detailed feedback. Thank you guys. We begin by quoting the CEO of the parent company of the MapNTL and its new evolution, LagosLocation.com. Read  Ireti Ajala , CEO of Spatial Technologies Ltd:

 

“We have thoughtfully developed LagosLocation.com to be more helpful, intuitive and engaging especially where the entire experience is within view and contextually relevance throughout. We remain committed to the core premise of providing accurate maps and directions to the people of Lagos every day”

 

MapNTL.com -Nigeria’s first home-grown online interactive map and location-based service portal that was lunched in the harmattan of 2007 has now been retired. MapNTL.com was developed on the simple idea of helping people find streets and business locations especially across Lagos in addition to getting directions to their destinations in a consistent way.

 

However in 2009,  Spatial Technologies Ltd (the owner of MapNTL.com ) took a decision to redesign the portal and incorporate all the useful and positive feedback they have received from their  numerous users. However the team discovered that the old platform and mapserver used to develop MapNTL.com could not support these new innovations coupled with some issues they had with the domain name. We were therefore faced with the inevitable –develop a new portal complete with new branding and identity. This was how the idea leading up to LagosLocation was conceived.

 

LagosLocation is Hotel price comparison website for Lagos aggregating over 600 hotel rooms across Lagos into one single portal to give you the benefit of price comparison.
Why call or make physical visits to several hotels in Lagos one by one when you can compare prices from top hotels in Lagos in one click?

 

LagosLocation resonates with our core value of helping people find places in Lagos in an efficient and consistent manner. With this new site, they are putting the LOCATION back in Lagos, whether it is a trip down the street of Shipeolu in Shomolu or a search for the best restaurant or bank in town.

 

Some of the improvements in LagosLocation.com include:
1. LagosLocation.com unlike MapNTL.com now has the capability to zoom IN/OUT of the map via your mouse scroll!

 

2. LagosLocation now has integrated pictures expected to enhance user experience. This helps users to marry contextual product pictures with the location

 

3. Another great feature of LagosLocation.com is the ease of panning or moving the map around. Simply left click your mouse and drag the map freehand in any direction you want.

 

What you get in the new LagosLocation portal
1.Lagos Street finder

2. A map-based hotel search and price comparison portal for Lagos aggregating over 600 hotel rooms across Lagos into one single portal to give you the benefit of price comparison.
Why call or make physical visits to several hotels in Lagos one by one when you can compare prices from top hotels in Lagos in one click?

3. Business location search portal. Over 20,000 businesses across Lagos can be found either by name or by suburb.

 

4. Outdoor advertising billboard location finder

 

For more information see:
1. LagosLocation.com’s blog page (http://www.lagoslocation.blogspot.com)

2. Nigerian Location Base Awareness blog page (http://www.lagosstreetmap.blogspot.com)

 

One thing that remains here is a mobile interface. That we think is where our parent company can forge a partnership with this team.

 

Editor’s Note: This was adapted from a solid comment left by the team in tekedia.

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