Sygic Maps

The world's first online maps designed for travelers

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#3 Product of the WeekJuly 12, 2018
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Sygic Maps displays places of interest directly on the map. Thanks to its integrated itinerary maker, you can build a day-by-day trip plan or just save interesting places for later. The website also features a travel guide for more than 10,000 destinations, photo galleries, 360° videos, hotel search, recommended tours and web route planner.

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  • Simone MasieroSoftware Developer
    Pros: 

    Pretty good database of locations.

    I like the tag search

    It's pretty fast

    It's easy to pull images from Flickr/Wikimedia to add

    Cons: 

    Lots of places still don't have photos and have only one tag which makes them hard to discover

    No satellite view

    Very few reviews

    Just yesterday I was looking for a new maps alternative to try and break away from Google. I stumbled upon Sygic but didn't give it a fair shot so now that it's here I tried again and I have to say, it's better than I expected. I am currently travelling in Slovenia so I guess it's not the most used country for the moment. Anyhow, there are quite a few things that I like but I think there's definitely room for improvement. I would love to be able to see a satellite view(I use it often to know if where I'm going there's parking or other features that are not on the map), it's important that I can at least suggest adding/removing tags. Here many waterfalls are categorised only as that, while I think they should have at least the sightseeing tag too. It's the first tag in your search box, if I use it and this great places don't appear I will just think that you are very bad and move on(that's what happened yesterday). Reviewing is as painless as it gets which is nice.

    Last but quite amazing if possible, would be a way to import lists from google maps or other services. I have over 600 stars on google maps which make it quite complex to move away. Having an export would be great too.

    Simone Masiero has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Looks are okay

    Cons: 

    Many, many mistakes when nabigatinh

    First installed it in 2012, the first route was a big deviation. Uninstalled it immediately. Yesterday (6 years later) installed it again and today uninstalled it. The looks are great, but it makes to many mistakes. 7 within 4km: 1.wants me to go in a street that's closed because of a new sewer (1 or 2 months already). 2.the next street is missing on the map. That's why I must turn. 3. On a main street I must go right to take a street just for bikes. 4. Sygic tell me to go across a parking lot because it's shorter (but much longer. Glad I didn't have my Mobil home with me). 5.Sygic wants me to drive into a one way street, that's not allowed for me. 6. It wants me to take the bus lane and 7. It tells me that close to a roundabout is a Speedcam. But there hasn't been one, never. This all happens within 10 minutes in 3 to 4 kms. I am cured and try Sygic in 2024 again.

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    Flip van Ipscheuten has used this product for one day.

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Simona VojtěškováHunter@simona_peckova
Hi Product Hunters! Let me introduce you a brand new travel website - Sygic Maps (https://maps.sygic.com). We have turned the original travel planner Sygic Travel (https://www.producthunt.com/post...) into Sygic Maps and as the name suggests, the planner is now built around the map. Unlike other online maps, Sygic Maps displays places of interest directly on the map, making trip planning and navigation easier than ever. Thanks to its integrated itinerary maker, you can build a day-by-day trip plan or just save interesting places for later. Planned trips and favorite places can be synced directly with the Sygic Travel app. The website also features a handy travel guide for more than 10,000 destinations, photo galleries, 360° videos, hotel search, recommended tours and tickets and web route planner - an essential feature that allows users to plan and share their route comfortably on a computer and then send it to their Sygic GPS Navigation App for mobile. Feel free to ask us anything! We also appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
I used Google My Maps for this for my recent trip to London, but I like the focus here. Reminds me RoadTripper.
FerminRP@ferminrp · Growth Hacker at #Lookea
Looks great! The domain + subdomain seems kind of impossible to remember though.
Bram Taylor@bram_taylor · Marketing Major at University of Ottawa
Awesome! Can't wait to use this on my next trip.
Colin WinhallPro@colinwinhall · Problem solver.
This looks great! full of useful data. I can think of several more ways to use this data though, one of which was part of a Startup Weekend project that I was part of. I noticed that you have a B2B solutions offering. Could you explain a bit more about the data structure and API and costs associated? I like transparency and hate it when all I see on a page like that is "Get in touch". Makes me feel as though I am about to get ripped off by a sales person.
Barbora Nevosadova@barbora_nevosadova · Sygic Travel
@colinwinhall Hi Colin, thanks a lot! We provide the access to the data via API or as a data file, there are over 24 million POIs in our database. For popular places you would get data about location, place description, photos, 360° videos, opening hours, admission fees, contact information, tags etc. The places are ranked by popularity and they are categorized. You can find the API documentation at https://www.sygic.com/developers.... Pricing is available at https://travel.sygic.com/en/b2b/.... If you want to try the API out, just drop me a line at barbora@sygictravel.com and I will send you a test API key (and I promise there will be no ripping off by a sales person ;-).